Feral cats - Social Anxiety Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
Yoink
 
sabbath9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2,476
Question

Feral cats


Australia has a plan to kill two million feral cats by air-dropping poisoned sausages.


Feral cats kill birds and other native wildlife.


I feed a feral cat that used to hang out at my neighbors, when they moved away I kinda adopted it. It doesn't let me pet him much or get close to him, but it sure loves feeding time.


New Zealand also has a problem with feral cats.


It may be cruel but I think I agree with the culling of feral cats.

And I always thought this would be
the land of milk and honey
Oh but I came to find out that it's
all hate and money
And there's a canopy of greed holding me down.
sabbath9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 04:00 AM
Permanently Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Birmingham, Uk
Language: Can complain in all languages
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Posts: 4,889
My Mood: Lonely
It's raining sausages should've been the name for it's raining men lol. But yeah that's kinda sad.
3stacks is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 10:33 AM
occasionally lesbian NRx
 
Persephone The Dread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: I've come to burn your kingdom down one ****post at a time
Language: Eng (UK,) 下手な日本語
Posts: 36,506
I don't know logically if you agree with it, then you also have to agree with the culling of Humans (Humans cause tons of destruction, and are also getting in each others way all the time.) But I do lots of stuff I disagree with.
Persephone The Dread is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 10:54 AM
Poorly tuned
 
WillYouStopDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: United States
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Posts: 27,994
My Mood: Relaxed
Quote:
Originally Posted by Persephone The Dread View Post
I don't know logically if you agree with it, then you also have to agree with the culling of Humans (Humans cause tons of destruction, and are also getting in each others way all the time.) But I do lots of stuff I disagree with.


Well, this thread just got better.

/WYSD
WillYouStopDave is online now  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 10:58 AM
Broke boy
 
TheForestWasDark's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 718
that is sad and remind me of farmers who kill the rampant offspring of cattle dogs.. remind me to only buy sterilized water at the grocery store from now on.. (jk im willing ti take 1 for the team)
TheForestWasDark is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 11:25 AM
Greasy prospector
 
blue2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The salty spitoon
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,640
My Mood: Lurking
Quote:
Originally Posted by Persephone The Dread View Post
then you also have to agree with the culling of Humans (Humans cause tons of destruction, and are also getting in each others way all the time.) But I do lots of stuff I disagree with.
..... Yes.. but that's the good kind of destruction & we're supposed to like it ...maybe some hungry humans will eat the sausage too






And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death
Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow,
A poor player that strut's and fret's his hour upon the stage and is heard no more,
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
- Macbeth
blue2 is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 11:30 AM
occasionally lesbian NRx
 
Persephone The Dread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: I've come to burn your kingdom down one ****post at a time
Language: Eng (UK,) 下手な日本語
Posts: 36,506
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue2 View Post
..... Yes.. but that's the good kind of destruction & we're supposed to like it ...maybe some hungry humans will eat the sausage too
I only enjoy the destruction and/or intermittent reversal of hegemony. So basically chaos.

If you kill people with sausages, then you can't **** with them which is kind of boring. Which probably explains why God's kill count is way higher than Satan's you know.
Persephone The Dread is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 10:08 PM
Protector of the Den
 
slyfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Posts: 14,755
My Mood: Confused
Seems risky as far as killing a ton of non targeted species. Doesn't seem smart at all, unless if is better targeted than I'm thinking. Aside from that I agree with it, because there are just too many and they greatly damage wildlife.
slyfox is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 10:39 PM
SAS Member
 
komorikun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Language: 英語と日本語
Gender: Female
Posts: 27,271
Lots of pet dogs will eat those sausages too.

But yeah, they always talk about animals transplanted from other areas as "invasive species" but humans are the worst invasive species of them all. Like humans will move out to the boonies/countryside and then complain about animals eating their garden or moving into their attic. What a joke.

I mean look at Chernobyl. Wildlife is flourishing there even with all the radiation.
komorikun is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 10:56 PM
Russian Modster
 
A Toxic Butterfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: U.S.
Gender: Female
Posts: 7,658
"feral cats kill wildlife" *poisoned sausages are consumed by all the wildlife in the area* well.......

I've seen birds eat meat, they'll pick it up too. Raccoons, whatever else around scrounging for something to eat. People walking their dogs, or if it ends up in yards, pets will be consuming them too. It seems like a really stupid plan. Humans aren't fixing their pets, so let's just poison them if they refuse

I'm joking. I don't condone killing of anyone. (but again it does seem to point back to us)

:: As it stands, more people are willing to kill for what they believe in, rather than die for it ::


Попроси у облаков
Подарить нам белых снов
Ночь плывет и мы за ней
В мир таинственных огней
A Toxic Butterfly is offline  
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 11:03 PM
monk
 
andy1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: chch
Language: english, silence
Gender: Non-binary
Age: 35
Posts: 6,453
My Mood: Amazed
just let nature sort it out. those native animals are too dopey to live.

but really it's just some people's aesthetic preference. they don't care about the cats or the natives. they want to impose their will on the world. go for it I guess. but the vegan side of me wants to kill them in return. lol. I've got a poison sausage for them.

"I take what is mine. I pay the iron price."
―Balon Greyjoy
andy1984 is offline  
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 12:50 AM
 
 
roxslide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: WA
Language: sarcasm
Posts: 2,918
I'm biased, but I can't be ok with that.

But I also have to recognize that I have supported other efforts to eradicate invasive species. Like lionfish and bullfrogs. In fact I was happy when I read about this a while ago:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pop...hunting-robot/

But... poisoned sausages. Killing cats or not that just seems like a stupid idea with dire side effects.

I just feel like they should do everything in their power to devise a solution that does not kill those cats. But I know if it were any other animal I'd probably understand.

Like, I don't hear anybody talking about this:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/relay.n...ee-animals-spd
roxslide is offline  
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 01:12 AM
The Meditator
 
Suchness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Planet Namek, Australia
Language: Enlgish
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Posts: 5,151
Poisoned sausages is such an Australian thing to do, lol.
Suchness is online now  
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 03:49 AM
Poorly tuned
 
WillYouStopDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: United States
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Posts: 27,994
My Mood: Relaxed
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Toxic Butterfly View Post
"feral cats kill wildlife" *poisoned sausages are consumed by all the wildlife in the area* well.......

I've seen birds eat meat, they'll pick it up too. Raccoons, whatever else around scrounging for something to eat. People walking their dogs, or if it ends up in yards, pets will be consuming them too. It seems like a really stupid plan. Humans aren't fixing their pets, so let's just poison them if they refuse

I'm joking. I don't condone killing of anyone. (but again it does seem to point back to us)
Yeah there are lots of wild animals that will eat just about anything they find that's edible. Doesn't sound like a smart plan.
WillYouStopDave is online now  
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 05:24 PM
☆ Moderator ☆
 
Silent Memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Gender: Female
Age: 27
Posts: 6,753
I haven’t heard about this, but if it’s true, it’s sad. The problem with feral cats wouldn’t be so bad if people kept them in their homes as indoors cats, where they’re safer. Other animals could eat the poisoned sausages, especially lost dogs.

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Silent Memory is offline  
post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 06:02 PM
Cooking Chicken
 
exceptionalfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 583
Quote:
Originally Posted by Persephone The Dread View Post
I don't know logically if you agree with it, then you also have to agree with the culling of Humans (Humans cause tons of destruction, and are also getting in each others way all the time.) But I do lots of stuff I disagree with.
This.
exceptionalfool is offline  
post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 11:07 PM
SAS Member
 
millenniumman75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Dayton, OH
Gender: Male
Age: 44
Posts: 152,641
My Mood: Angelic
I am surprised that no one mentioned Feline AIDS. It's the #1 killer of domestic cats.



millenniumman75
You are a success story waiting to happen!
Live and let live VACUUMS more than a Hoover....
Live and HELP live is better!

TROLL ALERT STATUS:
CHAT -> BERT

FORUMS -> ERNIE
(troll activity on the increase)

WATCH WHAT YOU TYPE!
millenniumman75 is offline  
post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 11:48 PM
occasionally lesbian NRx
 
Persephone The Dread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: I've come to burn your kingdom down one ****post at a time
Language: Eng (UK,) 下手な日本語
Posts: 36,506
Quote:
Originally Posted by millenniumman75 View Post
I am surprised that no one mentioned Feline AIDS. It's the #1 killer of domestic cats.


Persephone The Dread is offline  
post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 12:34 AM
SAS Member
 
millenniumman75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Dayton, OH
Gender: Male
Age: 44
Posts: 152,641
My Mood: Angelic
Quote:
Originally Posted by Persephone The Dread View Post
. That would worry me, too.

millenniumman75
You are a success story waiting to happen!
Live and let live VACUUMS more than a Hoover....
Live and HELP live is better!

TROLL ALERT STATUS:
CHAT -> BERT

FORUMS -> ERNIE
(troll activity on the increase)

WATCH WHAT YOU TYPE!
millenniumman75 is offline  
post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 07:30 AM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Alabama USA
Language: English
Gender: Male
Posts: 201
I remember many years ago, my late uncle was telling me that he received a donation letter from one of the several humane societies here in the US. They were asking for some amount, $15 or $25 dollars which would be used in catching a feral cat, sterilizing it, and then releasing it. He said the wrote back to them offering to send them $1 which would take care of 50 cats if they would use it to buy a box of 50 .22 bullets (that was the price at the time) which they could use to shoot each in the head after they went to the trouble of trapping them.

He was a farmer, so he was no stranger to getting rid of pest animals around the farm.

Still, spreading poisoned bait sounds like a bad idea. Too much potential for an unintended outcome. They should just trap them and kill them.
CaptainBoz is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cats cats cats HiddenFathoms Just For Fun 260 03-19-2019 04:13 PM
The idea of getting a C feels rather refreshing causalset General Discussion 24 10-22-2018 09:23 PM
Two women had 77 cats in two cars! millenniumman75 Society & Culture 22 11-02-2010 10:43 AM
These cats are going to kill me. Perfectionist General Discussion 10 05-28-2009 10:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome