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    I got this email from one of my kids' former teachers that still has my address in his school board email:

    Originally posted by dirty hippie teacher
    Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 12:23:10 -0400
    Subject: Please help us save lives in your neighborhood!
    From: xxxxxxxx@sbac.edu



    Do you have any stray or feral cats in your neighborhood? They are probably going to have kittens soon if they haven't already (and they can do it several times a year if they already have). Kittens are fun until they either die in the wild or are turned into Animal Services to be euthanized. They have killed dozens of kittens already THIS WEEK. If you see this as a problem, then please read below for the FREE solution. Don't wait. Please join us this Sunday by calling to make an appointment ASAP!


    Thanks.


    I don't like the idea of getting spam from teachers, and this isn't the first time it's happened. A couple months ago I got an email inviting me to a political rally and that really made me steamed. I decided to respond to this one, and this is what I wrote:

    Originally posted by ISC
    I think stray caats should be trapped and euthanized at every opportunity. I find it astounding that anyone would actually devise a program to trap feral cats, spend resources on them, then return them to the neighborhoods they were polluting. Please don't send me emails about personal causes anymore. I take that back, if you ever get behind a program that provides responsible marksmen training and .22 caliber pellet guns with the express purpose of eradicating feral cats, send me an email. I'll write a check for that today.
    Originally posted by ISC
    I haven't sent it yet, but I really want to. I'm saving it in my drafts folder and will decide whether or not to send it based on the vote here.
    43
    Yes, feral cats are disease laden pests that should be remourselessly but humanely eradicated.
    65.12%
    28
    yes, send it
    6.98%
    3
    no, don't send it
    20.93%
    9
    How could you even think about critisizing such a fantastic program?
    6.98%
    3
    Last edited by ISC; June 2nd, 2010, 14:49. Reason: typos

  • #2
    Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

    Stray cats can be a pain in the ass. We don't have any around here, so I don't speak from experience with them. But even house cats that owners let out, usually wind up getting into trouble; unlike dogs, cats have a tendency to to go out and kill things, not so much to eat as much as they just enjoy it. Predator instincts I guess. But if strays are a problem in an area, I'm sure they need to be dealt with.

    I'm not a big fan of killing animals though, because there are so many people I'd like to see euthanized before any animal just trying to survive.
    Media vita in morte sumus

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    • #3
      Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

      Just took another 'warning' shot at a big shaggy tomcat of the neighbors. Gonna quit 'warning' soon.
      Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery.
      I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.

      USMC 1959/1963

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      • #4
        Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

        Several thoughts on this.

        1. My daughter, who, BTW, is a liberal to the nth degree, has gone through the processes of getting a cat from the local animal shelter, and uses it for mousing around her property.
        Honestly, I like this cat she has, he is a strong contender in his AO. He routinely catches mice, and the occassionaly wood-chuck he kills, and ALWAYS bring his kill for them to see. It's funny, really, because she abhors mice. He is doing this to get approval, and to show them, (her) that he is deserving of more than to be just left outside to fend for himself. Yes, they provide him food and drink, the girls give him milk, etc., as a treat.

        Ferals though, are a different thing. They've managed to (thx to people who want something, then, decide they can't handle it, and dump the thing on someone elses lap to deal with!) survive without human intervention, and they continue to reproduce. This liberal approach to catch and release is sillines, IMHO.
        It's a waste of resources of a society which already has problems dealing with liberal policies. If they can't bring themselves to deal with an issue permanently, then don't get involved in issues. To just kill the animal is the permanent solution.
        No, killing one will not resolve the problem, but, one bullet, or injection, is going to resolve the issue of what to do with it.
        The thing is, a bullet is cheaper, and you DON"T have to spend more resources and time capturing the animal to use the "more humane" method of resolution. This is far safer because, you don't have to expose yourself needlessly to injury. A shooting is simple, and minimizes exposure as well.

        Oh, and BTW, my liberal daughter, taught at the bastions of socialist recruitment centers, colleges and universities, has been having issues about her belief structures lately.
        Seem she has several times been the victim of racial profiling and discrimination. This comes from working for, and with, the State.
        Seems she has been passed for promotion more than several times over the span of about 6 years now, and the positions which have mandatory minimums for consideration, but, apparently, these minimums aren't weighed when non-whites are considered for the positions.
        Maybe, just maybe, she will be discovering the truth about certain liberal policies when it impacts her bank account harder.

        Perhaps, people will begin to see the liberal answers to lifes problems with a bit more skepticism, or, using different words, look at everything with a critical eye. Would that make a person a cynic?
        I certainly hope so!
        “Corruptissima republica plurimae leges,”
        “The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.”

        Publius Cornelius Tacitus
        Sic Semper Tyrannis

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        • #5
          Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

          Locally our town coucil had to pass legislation to prevent the feeding of feral cats that had homesteaded near the town's Fair Grounds. It was mostly little old ladies going down every morning with food for them and there were dozens of cats. They were trapped and I expect that the majority were euthanized. It was an unfortunate fact that many were being dumped there, rather than taken to the local animal shelter where their fate was pretty much determined.
          The only time you might have too many handguns is perhaps when swimming.

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          • #6
            Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

            Was that a government computer that sent you the email?
            Peace--Through Superior Firepower

            "75 to 90 percent of American trial lawyers are incompetent, dishonest, or both." --The Late Warren Berger, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

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            • #7
              Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

              People who feed feral cats whether they realize it or not are probably also feeding the coyote population both directly and indirectly.

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              • #8
                Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

                You ought to be around here.

                My wife has three that she "adopted". I got them fixed. (There are two of them who are almost as much my buddies as they are my wife's, but they can't move indoors. Miss Sam would kill them, RFN.)

                Feeding them outdoors tends to attract others, though. Which is half the reason I bought the Sig Mosquito. She works until 7 PM on Mondays, and I go out and thin the herd about three or four times a year.

                Shoot, shovel, and shut up.

                Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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                • #9
                  Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

                  I have them around my place and try to get them with the trusty 22RF whenever I can. They decimate the song birds and quail, kill rabbits and carry disease. I have no patience with people that let their pets roam, especially when they come onto my property. It IS too bad that the pets have to suffer by my hand, but I am forced to do so.
                  GTP

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                  • #10
                    Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

                    No. No sense in alerting the enemy of your intentions. Keep your "plausable deniability" escape clause open for when those feral cats start turning up as worm food.
                    "some people never let their given word interfere if something they want comes along"
                    The real problem with the world are laws preventing culling.

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                    • #11
                      Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

                      I'd send it.

                      Don't know much about feral cats, but I used to help a farmer that had a shoot on sight policy for them. Guess he lost too many good house cats/mousers to them, as well as other damage. He stated they were pretty ruthless when it came to hunting other animals on his property.

                      But as far as the email, sending it will definately get you off their agenda email list. I'd even end it with a, " they don't even taste good".

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                      • #12
                        Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

                        Originally posted by jefferson101 View Post
                        Shoot, shovel, and shut up.
                        True words of wisdom.

                        Originally posted by GTP View Post
                        It IS too bad that the pets have to suffer by my hand, but I am forced to do so.
                        GTP
                        I'm sure they don't suffer much, if at all.
                        A good clean well-placed shot = "no suffering".
                        "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" ("When all else fails, play dead.") -Red Green-

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                        • #13
                          Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

                          Send all them cats out here to rural Oregon, the yotes & cougers are licken their chops already
                          Peter 5:8
                          "Be sober, be vigilant; Because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour."

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                          • #14
                            Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

                            I wish the coyotes would take care of the problem, but the cats must be hard to catch! When I see the cats, I usually don't have my rifle. The coy dogs have a lot more opportunities then I do, I am sure!
                            GTP

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                            • #15
                              Re: I hate feral cats, now a cat lover hates me

                              Living on a farm for 30+ years, I have a rule that if a cat hangs around the barn for more than 3 days, it gets trapped and fixed. My stupid neighbors can't seem to figure out why their cats never reproduce! Same ones who wonder why the raccoons they feed are disappearing! Heh,heh.

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