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  Reply # 750597 25-Jan-2013 10:05 Send private message

hellonearthisman: Would it be so bad to put contraceptives in the cat food to help limit cat numbers.
Maybe there is a place in the market for the option to get it or not.


There are certain parts of our society for which I would advocate that before I started on the cats!








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  Reply # 750606 25-Jan-2013 10:25 Send private message

Geektastic:
hellonearthisman: Would it be so bad to put contraceptives in the cat food to help limit cat numbers.
Maybe there is a place in the market for the option to get it or not.


There are certain parts of our society for which I would advocate that before I started on the cats!


Plus it would adversely impact on people who like Big Ben Pies, mind you..............

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  Reply # 750612 25-Jan-2013 10:36 Send private message

kiwitrc:
Geektastic:
hellonearthisman: Would it be so bad to put contraceptives in the cat food to help limit cat numbers.
Maybe there is a place in the market for the option to get it or not.


There are certain parts of our society for which I would advocate that before I started on the cats!


Plus it would adversely impact on people who like Big Ben Pies, mind you..............


From the smell of them, Big Ben pies probably contain cats.

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  Reply # 750623 25-Jan-2013 10:52 Send private message

Athlonite: Ha does this look like a cat wanting to hunt and kill native birds



at the most she might chase a fly or a moth but I've yet to see her chase a bird


Sleeping after a good night's feed on native birds perhaps....? :-p


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  Reply # 750630 25-Jan-2013 11:23 Send private message

huckster:
Athlonite: Ha does this look like a cat wanting to hunt and kill native birds



at the most she might chase a fly or a moth but I've yet to see her chase a bird


Sleeping after a good night's feed on native birds perhaps....? :-p



I see a Big Ben pie

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  Reply # 750634 25-Jan-2013 11:29 Send private message

Geekamouse:
huckster: Sleeping after a good night's feed on native birds perhaps....? :-p


I see a Big Ben pie


fed on native bird, big ben cat pie. tbh, i prefer my pies seafood, as in dolphin and whale meat.

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  Reply # 750711 25-Jan-2013 13:49 Send private message

Well, he puts the money in it. For those with a Geekzone Subscription and not seeing ads:






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It could be a targeted ad for those who actually went to the website, and now will display ads from the website on websites that display adwords.

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  Reply # 750728 25-Jan-2013 14:08 Send private message

Nah, I haven't been on his site. It may be targeting previous visitors and some in a specific demographic profile.

Who knows. Still, he's paying ads for this whole thing now...





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  Reply # 750809 25-Jan-2013 15:19 Send private message

Found this interesting article: Cat control lead to eco disaster on World Heritage island

I wonder what Gareth Morgan has to say on that?

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  Reply # 750812 25-Jan-2013 15:26 Send private message

freitasm: Nah, I haven't been on his site. It may be targeting previous visitors and some in a specific demographic profile.

Who knows. Still, he's paying ads for this whole thing now...





Does he have to pay if the ads are clicked?!

If so we could spend his money and keep clicking...!! ;-)








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  Reply # 751028 25-Jan-2013 22:36 Send private message

mattwnz:
Dogs I am sure cause just as much of a problem killing things, and some have even caused a lot of damage to people. Do we see them banning dogs?


American Pit Bull Terrier type dogs, Dogo Argentino, Brazilian Fila and Japanese Tosa are all banned imports.

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  Reply # 751258 26-Jan-2013 18:07 Send private message

ajobbins: Here in Melbourne, I am required by law to register my cats (I have two). Local council by-laws limit me to owning two cats (unless by written exemption). My cats if outside (they never are) must be wearing council issued ID tags at all times and there are heavy penalties for breaching any of these by-laws. My cats are micro chipped and neutered. If they were not, my registration fees would be significantly higher. Many parts of Australia also have by-laws requiring cats be kept inside at night. Breaching any of these laws can mean my cats could be destroyed and/or I be heavily fined.

I think the above approach is a much more sensible way to address this.


My landlady used to live in Melbourne, is a cat lover, and had to abide by this and she did so quite happily She adopts the same behaviour here and we're as close as we can be to that too. She has a curfew that we strictly enforce, and she's chipped & de-sexed. Plus we have loads of fun things for her to do in the house. Even on nice days she's quite happy to hang out indoors and pat her toys around.

She kills mice from the abandoned house next door. The council should be thanking her.

If Gareth wants to throw stats around like how many species have been made extinct by cats, then he needs to look at the number of creatures driven to extinction by man.




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Reply # 751376 27-Jan-2013 00:58 Send private message

Ha ha, while doing this my black long haired female puss is on my lap watching what I am doing.



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  Reply # 752097 28-Jan-2013 17:03 Send private message

Hmm - http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/7183183/Dogs-savage-precious-blue-penguin-colony

Having lived with various cats during my first 40+ years I can't remember any of them bringing a penguin home.  A rabbit or two yes, countless sparrows and thrushes, but very few if any native species.  On the whole, the ratio of introduced kill to native kill would have been massive to the point where I'd suggest they may actually be beneficial to (tree dwelling) native builds in an urban environment.

I can understand how they're an issue if allowed to go feral, and support management of that problem, but to target domestic moggies is taking things a little too far.

Higher on my kill list are the dogs that sh1t in the garden at my front gate, and the "owners" that don't pick it up.






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