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Utah Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Legalize Decapitation of Feral Animals

Attention Utah pet owners– you’d better make sure you don’t let Fido off his leash.

That’s because Republican state representative Curt Oda of Clearfield has introduced a bill that would legalize the killing of feral animals. Feral animals are domestic pets that have gone wild, such as cats, dogs and some birds. The bill, HB 210, would allow any person to “humanely” kill any animal they reasonably believe is feral. The animal doesn’t have to be ill, aggressive or even actually feral for a person to legally kill it. Acceptable methods of killing include shooting with guns or bows and arrows, clubbing, and decapitation.

Who could think that chopping the head off a kitten is humane? Oda, that’s who.  “I want to protect people from getting in trouble for doing the right thing,” he told the Salt Lake Tribune.

While Oda believes that clubbing puppies to death is “the right thing” to do, others vehemently disagree.

“I don’t think that shooting an animal is ever humane,” Anne Davis, executive director of the Animal Advocacy Alliance of Utah told the Tribune.

Gene Baiershmidt, executive director of the Human Society of Utah, told Change.org that the bill would be a huge mistake and “open the door for a lot of abuse to take place.”

Even these animal rights advocates agree that Utah does have a problem with feral animals. But there are viable alternative methods available besides blowing their brains out. Trap, neuter and return programs are the most promising solution.

But they are more expensive than just allowing anyone with a shotgun or a Louisville Slugger to go around and kill off any animal they think is feral. In a state that only made animal cruelty a felony three years ago, compassionate alternatives may prove to be a hard sell.

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  1. Peter J. WolfJanuary 29, 2011 at 11:03 pmReply

    Thank you, Brett, for calling out Representative Oda and HB 210.

    It’s difficult to understand what problem Oda is trying to solve here—but what’s even more puzzling is his stance on the issue in light of his Buddhist beliefs.

    Sadly, Oda is not the only one who thinks killing animals that might be feral is the right thing to do. Writing in the Daily Herald, Dr. Clayton M. White and an unnamed colleague “question the attitude and the genuinely honest concern for the ‘Creation’ of those who threaten political representatives for sponsoring HB 210.”

    The rationale, apparently, for what is really little more than a witch hunt against feral cats, comes down to “human dominion within the Christian tradition.” In other words, the Bible tells us so.

    Then again, faith is really all that White and his co-author have when it comes to their claims about the impact of free-roaming cats on wildlife and the environment. Despite their combined “90 years of work in zoology and conservation,” they get an awful lot of the science wrong (as I’ve pointed out in my comment to the Daily Herald story).

    As I say, this is essentially a witch hunt—and, as history demonstrates, this wouldn’t be the first time such an endeavor was fueled by organized religion. It may, however, be the first time a Buddhist found himself leading the charge.

    Peter J. Wolf
    Vox Felina

    • Moral Low GroundJanuary 30, 2011 at 9:15 amReplyAuthor

      It is indeed a curious position for a Buddhist to advocate. Thanks for being the “voice of the cats”; looks like they need all the lobbyists they can get!

    • WoodsmanJune 5, 2011 at 4:46 pmReply

      A quite hilarious posting by none-other than the demented leader of Vox Felina itself (found here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-to-do-about-feral-cats/2011/05/26/AGEzjMEH_allComments.html?ctab=all_#weighIn ):

      (Comments were closed there so I couldn’t reveal this mentally-deficient basket-case for the fool that s/he really is.)

      >GerdaLobo Writes:

      >But I have a serious question regardless of where anyone stands on TNR. How would one go about euthanising tens of millions of outdoors cats?

      You fool, that’s what shotguns, rifles, and handguns are for. You know, the “SSS Cat Management Program” that’s sweeping the world–“Shoot, Shovel, and Shut-up”. Legal EVERYWHERE, and there’s not one thing that you nor anyone else can do about it.

      >On Marion it took 19 years, and a lot of money to kill a few thousand cats.

      The population of Marion must be really bad shots. I alone already shot up-toward 100 of them all by myself. Just five more this week alone. You’re telling me the population of a whole island is that lacking in motor-skills? Sounds more like someone was raping the tax-coffers for 19 years. What’s a few thousand? 3,000-4,000? It could have been all done in one season with 30-40 people like myself, just for the cost of the ammo. 19 YEARS? Total idiots must live there. Must be, or they never would have let the problem get that bad to begin with.

      > How long will it take to kill tens of millions, and who will pay for it?

      Hmmm … let’s do the math … I alone disposed of about 60 to 100 cats already, in just 2 seasons. It would have been less if the mentally deficient cat-lovers in the area wouldn’t keep adopting more every month (because they believe in the psychotic “vacuum effect” and must replace any that disappear, no doubt). You’d think the local humane-society would ask them the simple question, “What did you do with the last dozen cats we gave you? Make stew?”

      Anyway… let’s take the topmost estimate of feral cats in the USA being about 60,000,000 (some estimate 150,000,000). Now, considering they are rather sparse here, population-density-wise, and difficult to spot when they do roam free in all the woodland underbrush (but they do no less damage), let’s increase the average of cats shot-dead in more densely populated areas to 100 cats per person per season. This means only 600,000 people in the USA, the population of a very small city, will have to get their marksman skill up to do away with ALL of them in just one short season. Now if everyone in the cities would put all those gangs to work, they already have guns, redirecting their energies … we could be rid of ALL OF THEM IN JUST ONE SEASON! What a great summer-employment project for all gang members!! And they’ll get their need to shoot something out of their systems! (But please, outfit them with shovels too, to bury all these disease infested cats so the dead cats can’t do even more damage to all humans and wildlife.)

      Who will pay for it? Every person desperate to get rid of the disaster you created. And of course we’ll all have to sue every member of Alley Cµnt Allies and every other feral-cat group out there for everything they are worth before they are all thrown in prisons for their crimes against humanity and nature. That should buy at least a few more rifles and boxes of bullets. As well as stop them from destroying any more species and environments and spreading deadly diseases to all. A box of 100-rounds of .22’s costs about $8 (less in bulk, I have many thousands of rounds sitting here from a deal too good to pass up). How much does it cost you to deal with just ONE cat? It costs a rifle-owner only $0.08 per cat. Total expense, no further costs incurred after that. $0.08 X 60,000,000 = $4,800,000. Total one-time expense. The price of about 20 average homes. And that’s for the highest estimate of how many need to be shot. Could be as low as 20,000,000 feral cats, 1/3rd the costs. Even better, those close-out deal bulk .22s I bought were only $15 for 5,000 rounds. That’s only 0.3 CENT per cat! 3 dead cats per penny! It doesn’t get more economical than that. With costs like those it would only cost $180,000 to get rid of 60,000,000 cats, less than the price of an average home. Solving ONE WHOLE CONTINENT of cat problems — PERMANENTLY.

      >Who will pay for the truckload of legal cases that will invariably arise when pet cats get mistaken for ferals?

      What legal cases? If a cat is not inside someone’s home it deserves to die. Clear-cut case. Simple. If they don’t care about the well-being of their cats and that of everyone else’s wildlife, nobody else should give one concern about their cats either. Or should everyone send you a bill to rent out their land for the use of YOUR cats? I charge $10,000 an acre per week per cat. Got the cash? The only legal case you need to be wondering about at this point is how you’re going to have to defend yourselves against being charged with the crimes you’ve committed against all of nature and all of humanity.

      >What are the unintended consequences we will need to prepare and budget for?

      What budget? Getting rid of 60 to 100 cats here only cost 60 to 100 X $.08 (the cost of an average round for a .22). $4.80 to $8.00 for the mathematically challenged. Two cups of Starbucks coffee to get rid of 60-100 cats? These cat-solution costs seem highly economical to me, considering all the $BILLIONS in damage that cats cause every year. Not to mention all the costs in testing, spaying, neutering, transporting, and disposal of these useless wastes of flesh. (btw: Just so you know that I’m not hawking Starbucks here … I tried Starbucks’ brew once, spit it out and threw the cup in the trash, horrid stuff. I might as well have just torn up those dollars spent. Why would anyone drink that bilge-water more than one sip in their lives?)

      >E.g. on Marion there now is a massive problem with an out of control mouse population – who eat bird eggs and kill chicks – and the South African government has indicated it does not have the millions of dollars it will cost to try and eradicate the mice.

      I see, so your cats destroyed LESS birds than the mice did? Could you cite some proof in this matter? Got proof of mice eating birds eggs or killing their chicks? This I’ve GOT to see! “News at 11: Grain-eating mice mutate into MEAT EATING MONSTERS WITH JAWS BIG ENOUGH TO SWALLOW WHOLE EGGS!” LOL You must write articles for the National Enquirer no doubt. Mind if I rub your useless nose in a turkey, grouse, quail, or other ground-nesting bird’s nest so you can see the REAL damage that cats do, up-close and personal? You psychotic lying cat-licking cµnt.

      The solution? Breed as many resident native predators as they can, gray-foxes do wonders if they have them, they don’t even eat farmers’ poultry, or use a resident reptile or bird-of-prey that relishes mice as their primary food-source. It’ll all eventually stabilize within a couple seasons. Are you telling me that the officials of this island are as brain-dead as you are? Probably. No, most assuredly.

      >TNR is imperfect in many ways, and not feasible in many locations.

      Not only imperfect, but a perfect waste of anyone’s time and energy. Because you claim that 60,000,000 feral cats can’t be killed on-sight even more easily. Just imagine the mountain of disaster that you have created with the meaningless few cats that you still let destroy all wildlife by setting them free again. You haven’t even scratched the surface, yet you claim to have the solution. All of you are truly delusional. As they say colloquially, “You’ve got one oar out of the water.” “You’re spinning a wheel in the sand,” “You’re not firing on all cylinders.” Not only is shooting them all a quicker, and a more cost-effective way, but it will actually solve ALL problems. Unlike your psychotic beliefs that perpetuate all problems on-ad-infinauseum.

      >To posit something that is impossible to execute as an alternative to a flawed approach is either profoundly ignorant, or profoundly cynical.

      Ah, about time that you looked at your TNR policies objectively.

      >How about devoting resources to all the promising research aimed at developing non-invasive sterilization methods for feral and wild animals,

      And how many years are we going to have to wait for this imaginary solution? Another two decades of failures, like TNR? Oh, and did you actually say that you want to sterilize WILD animals to protect your cats? You do realize don’t you, every time that you use the word “feral” to describe a cat, you yourself are claiming and admitting that a cat is not a natural part of the environment of native animals.

      >instead of pouring those resources into histrionic marketing campaigns predicting the Apocalypse Meow?

      And this is going to solve the death and destruction of native wildlife by your disease-infested, invasive-species, killing-machines, how?

      >Prophecies of the apocalypse have a very bad track record, and their prophets end up being ridiculed.

      But you as a prophet for feral-cats won’t be ridiculed, is that what you are saying?

      Ahhhh…. now we get to the heart of the matter. Not only are you insane, you think you’re a prophet. ROFLMAO!!!!!

  2. PassHB210February 1, 2011 at 11:59 amReply

    In response to the article and the comments:

    We want separation of church and state but as soon as a representative proposes legislation that may not be in line with their religious beliefs, we’re all over them attacking them for NOT integrating their religion into state matters.

    As for being the “voice of the cats” Davis, Baiershmidt and anyone who calls themselves an advocate for animal rights needs to back off with personal attacks on Oda, step back and read the law in its current state, particularly the section that currently allows for killing abandoned animals.

    Only after educating themselves will they be able to have the credibility necessary to lead the charge against this bill or any other animal welfare related matter they don’t agree with.

    Right now nobody cares that is already legal to kill abandoned animals under Utah law. Now that a bill has been introduced to include destruction of feral animals, it’s suddenly “inhumane?” Who’s more at risk here, the companion animal who just got dumped in someone’s yard or the feral who avoids human contact.

    Can’t have it both ways, people. You’re either for humane killing of ANY non-companion animal or against it.

    Perhaps as the author of this article, you yourself might take the time to read the current law and compare it to the bill. Then you won’t risk being labeled a ‘Douche du Jour’ yourself for publishing one-sided articles based on misinformation and here say.

    • Moral Low GroundFebruary 1, 2011 at 2:54 pmReplyAuthor

      You are correct that I did not read the proposed bill and relied upon the mass media as the basis of this post. You are also correct that the mass media has done a poor job of reporting that Utah law currently allows the killing of abandoned animals. This reminds me a bit of the debate on SB 1070, Arizona’s immigration law. While Californians (present company included) howled over the discriminatory nature of Arizona’s law, we failed to properly acknowledge that California had a similar law on the books. But as with SB 1070, one does not need to read all of HB 210. Any bill that allows for the killing of these animals (and by means that are anything but humane, despite what proponents might say) is inherently wrong. The chauvinistic speciesism that leads human beings to believe they have the right to kill feral animals (a problem created by man, I must add) is nothing short of shocking. One day the earth will pay us back for this arrogance. One day soon. I don’t expect folks in Utah to fully grasp the concept of speciesism; after all many Utahans haven’t even evolved far enough to accept equality for all human beings, let alone animals. We here in California are still stinging from the vicious, hateful war declared by Utah-based religious zealots who intervened in our electoral process to strip civil and human rights away from millions of Californians. We are shocked by stories of racism and homophobia (like the couple who were assaulted by Iran-style moral police on a city street in SLC) emanating from Utah. It is too much, I fear, to ask of such people to understand that feral animals are not much different than themselves and part of the interconnected web of life. No, we cannot expect such empathy from a state where they’re lobbying to name the Browning semi-automatic the “state gun.” You can kill a lot of cats with that.

  3. NOHB210March 3, 2011 at 4:11 pmReply

    Your an idiot.

    • Moral Low GroundMarch 3, 2011 at 5:01 pmReplyAuthor

      And you must be a spelling bee champion!

  4. WoodsmanJune 5, 2011 at 4:45 pmReply

    Don’t, for even one moment, fall for the song and dance about cat-lovers being animal-lovers, they are anything but that. They don’t have ONE concern about any other animals nor even other humans. Cat-lovers are just like cats, the only thing they care about are themselves.

    Their TNR (trap, neuter, release) programs are a dismal failure too. A smokescreen and time and money waster. Don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise. Do a search online for the truth about all TNR failures. Cats are an invasive species. Bred by man for man’s purposes through selective-breeding, a form of genetic engineering. They are NOT an indigenous species anywhere on the planet today and have NO PLACE in nature. They have NO natural predators due to their bold patterns in their coats. ALL wildlife sees this as the universal symbol for toxic or olfactory defense mechanisms and won’t go near them, even if starving. They have no more right to be out in the natural world than some genetically engineered insect that, if released out into nature, would destroy all wildlife. JUST AS CATS DO. A cat destroying wildlife is NO MORE NATURAL than if someone was raising piranha for pets and then dumping a tank of them into your bath with you in it. In fact, this would be even MORE natural, the piranha haven’t been genetically engineered through selective breeding to make them unique from all other fishes.

    These invasive-species that are released into TNR cat-colonies will still be decimating the food-chain for all native wildlife. If you feed a TNR cat-colony they kill even more wildlife. A well-fed cat kills more animals than a starving one. They don’t stop killing other animals just because they’re no longer hungry. The healthier they are the more they kill. It’s what they do, it’s what they are. Lousy little killing machines, nothing more.

    It’s not just the loss of bird populations either. Feral cats and farmers that let theirs roam free have decimated the natural food-chain in my woods. The resident foxes, owls, and other predator animals no longer had a food source. The feral cats destroyed all the smaller animals that all others depended on. The native species all starved to death. That’s what cats do to ALL native animals.

    There has also been research done to prove that cats are now spreading their potentially deadly Toxoplasma gandii parasite-disease to wildlife even in remote areas.

    http://www.labspaces.net/view_news_comments.php?newsID=110760

    When disposing of cat carcasses now, be sure to bury them deeply enough or incinerate them so no other wildlife can become infected by them from eating the cat-meat. Wear gloves while doing so to protect yourself as well. Women who are pregnant can have their child born with severe neural birth defects (microcephaly or hydrocephaly) or miscarry or be still-born; or those with compromised immune systems (taking anti-rejection medication for transplants and skin-grafts at ANY time during your lifetime) can be deadly if you have contracted this disease. People with HIV may not be able to be kept alive by drugs if they contract this cats’ disease.

    I live where it is perfectly legal to defend your property and animals from destruction by others’ animals. I lost count after dispatching the first 20 vermin with a good .22, outfitted with laser-sight and zoom rifle-scope. I didn’t have to waste even one bullet, making this solution highly economical as well. Think of how many dollars and hours of your lives that you have spent trapping, transporting, calling, complaining, restoring damaged property, et.al. … and still all the problems that these useless cat-lovers have caused remains. If your aim is good this is far more humane than methods that “humane” societies use. Instead of dying a slow death by animal-shelter methods they don’t even know they’ve been shot. It is now the preferred method for disposing of feral cats in many states. (In fact, shooting is too good for them. By all rights, to make things perfectly even, they should be made to starve a slow death, just like they caused to all the predator wildlife. Or maimed to die a slow death, just like they did to all the prey they destroyed. But I’m not as inhumane as cat-lovers and their cats are.)

    It’s time to give cats and cat-lovers the same consideration and respect that they have for all humans and all wildlife–that means NONE. Don’t waste your time arguing with disrespectful, inconsiderate, and ignorant cat-lovers either, as I stupidly tried to do for years. Just do what needs to be done and there’ll be nothing to argue about.

    This year owls and foxes have returned to my woods. Through a large effort of my own, including raising and releasing native mice and voles to help repopulate some of the species that their useless cats destroyed. Their lousy cats are finally gone. But I’ll shoot again on first-sight the first chance I get. The rewards for ridding one’s land of ALL cats and restoring the native wildlife population are far too great.

    If you don’t have approval from your local law enforcement like I did, to fix the myriad problems that all “cat-lovers” have created for all of humanity and the world, then you might be interested in a far more effective cat management program than TNR. It’s called SSS — for Shoot, Shovel, & Shut-up. It’s now popular worldwide and “legal” everywhere. It may be the only thing that saves us from this ecological disaster that all the spineless and ecologically-ignorant law-makers have created. The drastic problems that cat-lovers have created by their blatant disrespect and lack of consideration for their environment, all other humans, and all animals now requires drastic actions by all those who actually care. It takes real strength of heart to do the right thing.

    Here’s a little insight to help you understand the root-cause of the problem. Now you’ll know EXACTLY why cat-lovers do what they do. It really has nothing at all to do with their concern for cats, nor even the lives of anyone nor anything else, quite the opposite.

    Human Territorial Behavior By Expendable Proxy

    I have come to the inexorable conclusion that the vast majority of cat-lovers and cat-owners that let their destructive invasive-species roam free, and especially those that defend the rights of feral cats to overtake public property and wildlife areas, are only (cowardly) using cats as a proxy for their own territorial behavior. Not unlike uneducated inner-city youth that will disrespectfully and inconsiderately use loud music to stake-out a territory for themselves. As long as they can have one of their possessions defecate in another’s yard or destroy their property, animals, and wildlife, and the yard-owner not have any recourse; the cat-owner owns that territory. It’s time to put a stop to them using their “cute kitty” excuse for usurping and stealing others’ property. If they want territory they can buy it just like anyone else. Instead they’re using underhanded, disrespectful, and manipulative means. By putting (and sacrificing) live animals in the path of their envy and greed. Again proving why they don’t care about cats nor anyone else at all. Cat-lovers only really want your lawn, yard, or forest while making all others and all other animals suffer for what they can’t have nor own. Bottom line–they want to control you and your property. That’s ALL that “cat-lovers” are really after. It’s why they don’t care at all if their cat nor any other animals, nor even other humans, get harmed by their goals and (lack of) values in life.

  5. WoodsmanJune 7, 2011 at 3:43 pmReply

    Why TNR and Cat Advocates Even Exist …

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis#Behavioral_changes

    It has been found that Toxoplasma gondii parasite is capable of changing the brains of whatever organism it infests. In mice, they lose the fear of cats and are even attracted to cat-urine. Making the asexual portion of the Toxoplasma gondii life-cycle faster to complete in order to replicate more quickly into its sexual reproduction phase in all host cats. This loss of fear and apprehension manifesting itself in humans in a similar manner, even when common-sense tells them they should depend on that sense of fear or doubt for their own survival.

    Here are other ways that this parasite have been known to alter the thinking patterns of humans: http://wildlifeprofessional.org/blog/?p=3929

    I strongly suspect that it might even be responsible for all cat-lovers’ wholly contradictory behavior of putting cats, all other animals, and even all humans in harm’s-way through their adamant insistence of promoting TNR programs, just to ensure the survival and spread of more Toxoplasma gondii parasites throughout the food-chain and in more humans. They are, in effect, being controlled against all reason and common-sense by the very parasite that is reproducing in their cats.

    The stuff that sci-fi used to be made of come to reality. Real-life “pod-people”. They can’t think nor reason beyond the need of ensuring the survival of Toxoplasma gondii. It won’t let them.

  6. Dave DJune 24, 2011 at 7:42 pmReply

    Here is an interesting post from someone who believed in all the lies she was told about TNR programs, found at http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2011/05/the-secret-lives-of-feral-cats/

    “I have been battling a feral cat population explosion on my farmette for 7 years. TNR does not work, as the trapped and neutered cats do not keep new cats from moving in and adding kittens. I have trapped over 25 kittens, tamed them, and found homes for them, but every spring there are dozens more. I have spent countless dollars neutering females and males, but they just keep coming! I have few wild birds now, fewer snakes, and there are bunny parts all over my property (cats must not particularly like the back feet). I wish there was a birth-control feed available, since many of these feral cats don’t come near the traps even when hungry. I wish every pet owner would neuter their cats so that these colonies weren’t added to.
    These are not happy feral cats, they frequently have infected eyes, worms, and are skinny and mangey. I don’t know what the answer is, but even in the country, a feral cat doesn’t live a secure, comfortable life.

    Comment by Dawn Hawes — June 21, 2011 @ 9:38 am”

    And YOU TOO can have a financially-distressed, ruled-by-cats, life like this if you also believe in all their TNR LIES.

  7. Dave DJune 26, 2011 at 12:34 amReply

    Trapping as a solution is a failed concept from Day-1. Considering that there are now about 150 million feral-cats just in the USA alone, and 86 million pet-cats (60 million of which are allowed to still kill wildlife), this means that the cat-population is already oversaturated for a long time now. There’s only 311 million people in the USA, 2 cats now exist for every 3 people, from infant to senior. All thanks to those who outlawed destroying them in a faster, more efficient, often more-humane, and more cost-effective manner by shooting them. While they also promoted their slow, inefficient, and failed trapping programs.

    Nobody wants the more than 86 million cats for pets. Now take into consideration their exponential yearly growth-rate of x^5.4. An average litter of 5 new cats every 5-6 months. 2 cats can become 42 in only a year’s time. Increasing at the rate of powers of 5.4 EVERY YEAR. No amount of people trapping them (if you could even get them all to enter traps), nor valuable resources (materials for traps, transport costs, vet costs, etc.), man-hours, nor money will ever catch up to their growth rate. You now have an ecological, human-health, animal-welfare, social, and financial disaster on your hands, ALL thanks to cat-lovers and TNR proponents. The faster that cats can be destroyed the better it MIGHT be. Even if using guns and having all stray and feral cats shot on-sight we might still not be able to catch up to their exponential growth rate. Not even until every last land animal (including humans) is gone from this earth, due to cats destroying the whole food-chain, with nothing but cannibalistic cats left walking the land.

    Your best bet is to make cat-ownership or care-taking of ferals a felony with hefty fines or prison sentences for anyone failing to comply. Until this problem that they created is brought under control by any and all means possible.

  8. Dave DJune 26, 2011 at 8:59 pmReply

    Oh, and one other thing that I need to ask all TNR advocates … (though they never answer these questions, for ANYONE). Don’t be shy, TNR people, any of you are free to answer any of these questions for once in your lives …

    Once you have claimed ownership of these cats through your actions, do you carry enough insurance for all the damages YOUR CATS will do when you release them? Or for all the health-care costs YOUR CATS will cause to all humans with all the diseases YOUR CATS now carry? Like Toxoplasma gondii, which becomes a lifelong illness once YOUR CATS infect a human with it. Or, should one of YOUR CATS contract rabies during its lifetime because you were unable to trap it again to vaccinate it. How many $MILLIONS in liability insurance do you carry if one of YOUR RABID CATS should bite a human? How about anyone who has lost business due to YOUR CATS running off customers because of the diseases they spread everywhere? Like what happened in Miami where YOUR CATS spread hookworm on all the beaches where YOUR CATS defecated. Can you repay everyone for their $MILLIONS, if not $BILLIONS, in losses of health, life, business, and property?

    Are you doing all of this completely irresponsibly without regard to the health and welfare of any other animal nor human life? Do you even know what the charge is if YOUR CATS are found destroying endangered plant or animal species? If so, have you considered you could be thrown in prison for a long long time for all of this criminally irresponsible behavior of yours?

    You might want to start thinking about these things. Your actions DO have consequences, and those are consequences that you may not enjoy … for the rest of your miserable, unthinking, uncaring, inconsiderate, and wholly disrespectful cat-loving lives.

  9. WoodsmanJuly 10, 2011 at 4:49 amReply

    Trapping and/or sterilizing and testing as a solution is a failed concept from Day-One.

    There are now about 150M feral-cats just in the USA, and 86M pet-cats (60M of which are still allowed to kill all wildlife), this means the population is already oversaturated for a long time. Nobody wants more than 86M cats for pets. There’s only 311M people in the USA. 2 cats exist for every 3 people, from infant to senior. Thanks to those who outlawed destroying them in a more efficient, often more-humane, and more cost-effective manner by shooting them. While they also promoted their slow, random-chance, inefficient, and failed trapping programs. TNR people claim trap and kill is also a failure, and they’d be right. The problem has always been the trapping, slowing things down far below cats’ breeding-rates.

    Keep in mind their exponential growth-rate. An average litter of 5 cats every 5-6 months (some say 3X’s a year), breeding as early as 6-months of age. 2 can become 42 (up to 252) cats in only 1 year. No amount of trapping them (if you could even get them all to enter traps), nor valuable resources (transport and vet costs, etc.), man-hours, nor money will ever catch-up to their growth rate. You have an ecological, human-health, animal-welfare, and financial disaster on your hands, ALL thanks to cat-lovers and TNR-advocates. The faster that cats are destroyed the better. Even using guns and having all stray and feral cats shot-on-sight we might not be able to catch-up to their exponential growth. Not even until every last land animal (including humans) is gone from this earth, due to cats destroying the whole food-chain, with nothing but cannibalistic cats left walking the land. No exaggeration. Do the math. Ask any TNR group how many cats they’ve trapped. They haven’t begun to scratch the surface of the problem THEY CAUSED and are only exacerbating with their blatant lies and deceptions. Using the birth-rate, guess how many feral-cats alone will be born just this year? Even when underestimating by 1/2 to be safe — 1 BILLION 575 MILLION CATS. Got enough traps? Got enough centuries to trap them all while they’re still breeding at exponential rates and decimating all wildlife? Trap-advocates cost you to lose the feral-cat-explosion race long ago.

    I alone was able to completely rid my land of all these INVASIVE-SPECIES feral-cats by shooting. Cats had completely decimated the native food-chain for ALL native wildlife, destroying not only all the prey that their cats disemboweled for play-toys, but all the predators that depended on that prey, starving all native predators to death as well. (Now there’s REAL animal cruelty for you, caused by cat-lovers. They should all be in prisons for life.) Shooting cats is perfectly legal where I live, and is even a more humane method when done right than terrorizing trapping and animal-shelter methods. One moment they are happily stalking helpless animals to cruelly torture again, the next they are dead and don’t even know what happened. Making your land 100% cat-free is something that cat advocates haven’t been able to solve nation-wide for 30-40 years. On my land only 1 person in only 2 seasons was able to accomplish what they couldn’t in decades. Why is that? It’s time for you all to grow a spine and get enough strength-of-heart to do what needs to be done. If it’s not legal where you live then use the “SSS Cat Management Program”, for Shoot, Shovel, and Shut-Up. That’s legal everywhere in the world. It may be the only thing that saves us from this ecological disaster caused by spineless and ignorant lawmakers, as well as all the heartless and disrespectful cat-advocates that they defend. Don’t waste your time arguing with ignorant cat-lovers, as I stupidly tried to do for 15 years. Just do what needs to be done FIRST. Only later, after you’ve made your land 100% cat-free should you take your time to try to educate the ineducable, as I am attempting to do now.

    The Feral-Cat Solution:

    Make new cat-ownership AND care-taking of feral-cats a FELONY with fines and prison for anyone failing to comply until this problem they created is brought under control by any and all means possible. Shoot-on-sight is, without a doubt, the fastest, most economical (0.3 cent to 3 cents per cat depending on ammo prices), and most effective method available. It’s how I was able to rid my own land of this invasive-species nightmare (legal where I live). This is also the only method that doesn’t endanger nor harass any other animals, like what frequently happens with non-discriminatory random-chance traps. Though avoid use of poisons if at all possible, that once entered into the food-chain, will go on to destroy more of the very wildlife that you are hoping to save from destruction by cats. Whatever you do though, please bury or incinerate the carcasses so all the deadly diseases that cats now carry won’t go on to further infect the native wildlife, nor any other humans that might come in contact with them.

  10. WoodsmanJuly 24, 2011 at 10:08 amReply

    Here’s another Fun-Fact that trap-advocates fail to realize, in their infinite ignorance of how animal-behavior and evolution works.

    Those cats that have learned to avoid and evade all trapping methods are the next generation to survive. Ever hear the old adage, “If you invent a better mousetrap nature will just invent a better mouse.”?

    So now, thanks to the supreme stupidity and ignorance of trap-advocates, we have a race of freely roaming cats in all countrysides of every continent which are passing on their “how to survive” behavior to all their offspring, both genetically and behaviorally. Now the next phase of millions of feral-cats won’t even be able to be trapped. This is just how amazingly stupid trap-advocates are. You thought 150,000,000 feral cats was bad? In colloquial terms, “You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!”

    There’s a reason the phrase “hunted to extinction” is so well-known in all cultures across all lands. It is the ONLY method that is faster than a species can breed and adapt to.

    Stick that in your TNR-pipe of deceptive and deceitful ignorance and smoke it. You might as well, because you all have obviously been smoking something.

  11. WoodsmanJuly 24, 2011 at 10:09 amReply

    Moral of the Story:

    I wasted 15 YEARS of my life arguing with demented cat-lovers. During which THEIR CATS DESTROYED ALL WILDLIFE ON MY LAND.

    It wasn’t until I STOPPED arguing and did what needed to be done — SHOOT ALL CATS — that my land, all the wildlife on my land, and my life itself started to return to normal. I no longer have to go out twice a day on cat-patrol to shoot more cats nor waste more time and energy burying them to protect wildlife from the diseases they carry.

    I hope the rest of you learn from this lesson. You can argue with the Toxoplasmosis parasites in the cat-lovers’ brains until you are blue in the face and your whole planet is destroyed by their cats, but it’ll never get rid of the cats that have destroyed your life and all wildlife.

    JUST DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE — DESTROY THEM.

    Only later, AFTER your land and life are 100% free of cats, can you have fun educating the ineducable. Use the time you got back from their cats taking over your life to share the best ways to destroy all cats. (Without harming any other wildlife nor humans.) Then if you want, make YOUR life THEIR problem. Just as they made THEIR cats YOUR problem for all these many years. It’s only fair! Because that’s what it’s really all about, it’s not about cats at all. THEY ONLY WANT TO CONTROL YOUR LIFE WITH THEIR CATS. You put a stop to that immediately BY DESTROYING THEIR CATS. And there’s not ONE THING they can do about it if you do it right. They’ll no longer have any part of your life.

  12. WoodsmanJuly 28, 2011 at 3:46 pmReply

    By the way, look up the term these TNR advocates just LOVE to use on how they reduce their feral-cat numbers, their candy-coating feel-good term of “Death by Attrition”. This means that their cats will die from disease, cat-attacks, animal-attacks, exposure to the elements, being road-kill, starvation, and any other means that drastically shortens the life of those cats. ALL their cats suffering for how many months or years it takes to die that way. In many parts of this country and the world this clearly falls under the guidelines for cruelty to animals, animal-abuse, and animal-abandonment laws.

    If you want to raise revenue for your towns and cities in order to deal with this invasive-species ecological-disaster properly, start charging all these TNR advocates with severe fines and imprisonment for CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. Not only are they cruelly torturing cats, but also all the wildlife that they inflict their cats upon.

    They’re not doing this out of any goodness of their hearts. THEY DON’T HAVE HEARTS. Proved, 100%.

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