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Interview with the author on RNZ this afternoon:

 

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20160923-1315-cats_contributing_to_a_sixth_mass_extinction-048.mp3

 

Article in National Geographic on the book.

 

 


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  Reply # 1639475 23-Sep-2016 15:15
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Gareth, is that you?

 

 

 

 

 

;-)


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  Reply # 1639477 23-Sep-2016 15:19
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I prefer cats to birds, so they'll not be persuading me...!








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  Reply # 1639482 23-Sep-2016 15:30
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Geektastic:

 

I prefer cats to birds, so they'll not be persuading me...!

 

 

 

 

Cats taste like chicken - so I'll call it a draw.




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  Reply # 1639488 23-Sep-2016 15:44
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sidefx:

 

Gareth, is that you?

 

 

 

Do I look like an economist?

 


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  Reply # 1639519 23-Sep-2016 16:28
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An eagle could out-fox a cat - so the birds do have their revenge opportunities sealed


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  Reply # 1639521 23-Sep-2016 16:31
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I'm definitely in the anti-cat brigade.

 

.22 air rifles work well.





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  Reply # 1639535 23-Sep-2016 17:01
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I'm definitely in the pro-cat brigade. If there is a sixth extinction, it will ultimately be caused by people, not cats. Don't blame animals who can't help their nature for the things done by humans, who can't seem to stop breeding, decimating the ecology with irrational farming practices, pillaging the environment and everything in it for short-term gain, massively polluting their own living spaces (something else cats know better than to do) and generally behaving like greedy, rapacious, self-centered dickheads. I'll take a cat over that any time.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1639536 23-Sep-2016 17:04
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Lias:

 

I'm definitely in the anti-cat brigade.

 

.22 air rifles work well.

 

 

Is it because of the bird hunting thing or would you not like them even if they didn't hunt?

 

 








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  Reply # 1639553 23-Sep-2016 17:31
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Lias:

 

I'm definitely in the anti-cat brigade.

 

.22 air rifles work well.

 

 

 

 

Unless you have a FAC level air rifle, it's not really enough bant to humanely kill a cat.

 

.22 rimfire would be, but not in an urban environment.






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  Reply # 1639583 23-Sep-2016 17:47
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I like my pussies cool


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  Reply # 1639593 23-Sep-2016 18:47
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Lias:

 

I'm definitely in the anti-cat brigade.

 

.22 air rifles work well.

 

 





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  Reply # 1639595 23-Sep-2016 18:57
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I like my pussies cool

 

 

Yep - but for a long time now I've only had one.


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I'm definitely in the pro-cat brigade. If there is a sixth extinction, it will ultimately be caused by people, not cats. Don't blame animals who can't help their nature for the things done by humans, who can't seem to stop breeding, decimating the ecology with irrational farming practices, pillaging the environment and everything in it for short-term gain, massively polluting their own living spaces (something else cats know better than to do) and generally behaving like greedy, rapacious, self-centered dickheads. I'll take a cat over that any time.


 


 


As long as the SPCA contains animals waiting for adoption, some of which will be destroyed for the lack of it, I really don't see any need for pet stores selling cats, or breeders breeding them.

As an aside, a lot of the pet animal breeding is fairly awful anyway requiring 'undesirable' animals and the high proportions of genetic disorders generated to be destroyed.

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  Reply # 1639598 23-Sep-2016 19:40
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Lias:

 

I'm definitely in the anti-cat brigade.

 

.22 air rifles work well.

 

 

I wonder if your neighbor looks at your children with the same fervor?


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