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Why do some people still have this dual relationship with their cats. Pet and pest control.


Many people love cats, it is true. We can see this from the almost constant flow of cat photo's on Facebook. We know that cats are good for keeping rodent populations under control. However recent research has indicated that the humble house cat, is responsible for the almost total destruction and extinction of many species. In the Galapagos Islands the cats have been exterminated because they caused so much destruction. It is not surprising that cat's have caused the extinction of so many other species, they hunt. The problem stemmed from humans introducing them. Do you still love cats.

 

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Best Answer Wendy Golden (macteacher) says

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    Debra Allen (Lady Guinevere) 4 years ago

    Yes and people are stupid. My neighbors have told me that they don't care about controlling cat pop. Maybe they should be spays to stop more stupid people. Hahaha..that's a joke.


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    molometer 4 years ago

    I have seen that as well. Not all cats are interested in hunting and some are plain hopeless.

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    molometer 4 years ago

    Not all owners share your view. They feel that their cat is a free spirit that should have it's freedom, to come and go as it wishes. I understand your point though.

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    molometer 4 years ago

    Cats some would argue can never be fully domesticated. That is their appeal to many people.


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    molometer 4 years ago

    Hi Rose,

    It certainly is a mess, but it does appear that cats are killing millions of birds every year too.

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    molometer 4 years ago

    It is commendable that you help our fellow creatures. Why did their irresponsible owners throw them away?

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    molometer 4 years ago

    I couldn't agree with you more. We really do need to stand up and be counted if we wish to continue to have such potentially destructive 'pets'.

    There are several countries that are doing similar things to NZ in terms of controlling alien species.

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    molometer 4 years ago

    Hello Lady Guinevere, you make some very interesting points that these animals are living with us. They do not need to hunt and yet they do?


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