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  Reply # 749229 22-Jan-2013 23:59 Send private message

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mattwnz: I have never seen a cat attack a big bird like a tui or wood pigeon, and they also tend to stay in the trees. It is mainly sparrows they they seem to get, which are essentially rats with wings.


Our cat over the course of a year has caught 3 seagulls, and they are pretty quick birds. 


Although seagulls do spend a lot for their time on the ground as they are rats with wings, so doesn't surprise me. I don't live near seagulls myself. But I am sure that a seagull could give many cats a good peck to get them off.

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  Reply # 749230 23-Jan-2013 00:01 Send private message

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LittleGold: Unruly cats are often like unruly children. If you follow them home you'll find the problem is their inept owners/parents.


But you can't train a cat


But you can train a cat. I have taught mine to do all sorts of things, and even knows some commands. But then again it is a burmese which are very much like dogs in the way they act and intelligence. Never could train the old moggy we used to have.

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  Reply # 749268 23-Jan-2013 08:28 Send private message

Remember - when cats are outlawed, only outlaws will have cats!


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  Reply # 749270 23-Jan-2013 08:32 Send private message

BlueShift: Remember - when cats are outlawed, only outlaws will have cats!



I would be ok with just outlawing military style cats.

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  Reply # 749276 23-Jan-2013 08:39 Send private message

This could be cat-astrophic with many owners becoming Catatonic should any laws be enacted  




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 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 749287 23-Jan-2013 08:45 Send private message

To make sure this just cause succeeds all ISP's in NZ should also implement cat filters so that the native minds of NZ children are no longer subjected to devastating effects of prolonged 'lol cat' exposure.

This will benefit all of NZ, it will reduce international traffic, latency and of course mean that we no longer need to clean the filters on our routers daily to remove hair balls.

Sadly this reduction in traffic may mean that less people require UFB speeds and the investment in FTTP could be seen as frivolous.

This could be the end of the internet as we know it.

PS. Incase anyone thinks this is serious please re-read with sarcasm glasses on.




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  Reply # 749295 23-Jan-2013 08:57 Send private message

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Many parts of Australia also have by-laws requiring cats be kept inside at night.


Do cats kill more at night than during the day? I would have thought that unlikely because most birds are less on the move at night. Do cats grab birds out of their nests? Perhaps the Aussies want cats inside at night as the easiest way of restricting cats' outdoor activity - easier than keeping them inside during the day.

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  Reply # 749296 23-Jan-2013 08:58 Send private message

kiwitrc:
BlueShift: Remember - when cats are outlawed, only outlaws will have cats!



I would be ok with just outlawing military style cats.


There's a joke here about high capacity uteruses too, but I can't find it.




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  Reply # 749297 23-Jan-2013 08:59 Send private message

semigeek:
LittleGold: Unruly cats are often like unruly children. If you follow them home you'll find the problem is their inept owners/parents.

But you can't train a cat

The vast majority of cats are housetrained. This is a training process. Most of the time it is very effective.

I have met people who have trained cats not to attack birds. It is effective. I cannot comment on that because I have not asked in detail about the process and methods used.

This is hardly common knowledge so it would be inaccurate to describe owners as inept in this regard. I suspect a little too much pithyness got into LittleGold's comment ; ).

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  Reply # 749299 23-Jan-2013 09:03 Send private message

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kiwitrc:
BlueShift: Remember - when cats are outlawed, only outlaws will have cats!



I would be ok with just outlawing military style cats.


There's a joke here about high capacity uteruses too, but I can't find it.


Was it something you saw in a magazine?

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  Reply # 749301 23-Jan-2013 09:06 Send private message

kiwitrc:
SaltyNZ:
kiwitrc:
BlueShift: Remember - when cats are outlawed, only outlaws will have cats!



I would be ok with just outlawing military style cats.


There's a joke here about high capacity uteruses too, but I can't find it.


Was it something you saw in a magazine?


Next time you see something interesting like that, clip it out.

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 749400 23-Jan-2013 11:02 Send private message

Talkiet:
kiwitrc:
SaltyNZ:
kiwitrc:
BlueShift: Remember - when cats are outlawed, only outlaws will have cats!



I would be ok with just outlawing military style cats.


There's a joke here about high capacity uteruses too, but I can't find it.


Was it something you saw in a magazine?


Next time you see something interesting like that, clip it out.


Yes - it might trigger our interest as well.

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  Reply # 749402 23-Jan-2013 11:06 Send private message

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Talkiet:
kiwitrc:
SaltyNZ:
kiwitrc:
BlueShift: Remember - when cats are outlawed, only outlaws will have cats!



I would be ok with just outlawing military style cats.


There's a joke here about high capacity uteruses too, but I can't find it.


Was it something you saw in a magazine?


Next time you see something interesting like that, clip it out.


Yes - it might trigger our interest as well.


OK, I'll give it a shot.




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  Reply # 749405 23-Jan-2013 11:09 Send private message

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ajobbins:
Many parts of Australia also have by-laws requiring cats be kept inside at night.


Do cats kill more at night than during the day? I would have thought that unlikely because most birds are less on the move at night. Do cats grab birds out of their nests? Perhaps the Aussies want cats inside at night as the easiest way of restricting cats' outdoor activity - easier than keeping them inside during the day.


Here are the details from my city council on the requirements:

http://www.mvcc.vic.gov.au/for-residents/animals/cat-ownership.aspx

"The urban environment can be a dangerous place for cats at night. For example they can be run over, attacked by dogs, tormented by humans, injured in cat fights and pick up nasty diseases. Cats also present a significant threat to local wildlife."

It's not saying they kill more at night vs. day, and it's probably more the combination of reasons above that they have to be indoors at night, rather than just threat to wildlife.




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  Reply # 749411 23-Jan-2013 11:18 Send private message

Let's take this to the next step, kill all non native plants.

I can just see it now, gangs of chainsaw wielding conservationists roaming the cities and agonising about their "carbon footprint" as they use their fossil fuelled chainsaws to cut down the trees.

Once that is complete we kill all non native animals, including ourselves.

Gareth Morgan is very good at getting publicity, I'm not sure that he is good at anything else.

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