• Study: We Must Kill Cats To Control Population

    December 1, 2010 7:55 pm 18 comments
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  • Have you ever had bees in the belfry, or silverfish in the attic? Termites with the munchies, or mice rodents with a gnawing habit?

    If you’re like any other American or homeowner worldwide, you have likely had an encounter with a rodent or pest at least once in your life. Spiders, Argentine ants and spiders are never welcome in the home, and unfortunately, there is a pest threat that is becoming more prominent than all the other foul vermin already mentioned, combined.


    It is no secret, that for decades the population of cats has become out of hand and is dangerously skewing the fragile dynamics of localized biomes, on a global scale. Radio personality and adored television host Bob Barker always used to remind us, “Help control the pet population. Please have your pet (cat) spayed or neutered”.

    Unfortunately, the level of stray cats in society has reached a critical value. These vermin have reached such a high value that they are in population boom, throwing off the balance of natural cycles by overhunting native avian creatures. Stray cats are causing a conservation night terror.

    Studies show that cats are the second leading cause of habitat destruction among birds, leading these fine, native creatures to go extinct.

    This cycle snowballs, eventually causing population boom in various types of insects that are a nuisance to humans, further throwing off long set ecological models for locales, perhaps your own.

    Due to the danger of cats destroying native population of animals, destroying ecological models, spreading disease and being classified as pests , there are proposals nationwide that Americans will be allowed to kill cats in order to bring their population under control.

    This model was formulated by a research study at University of Lincoln- Nebraska, as a professor lead endeavor to find a way to protect native wildlife from the alien threat of these cat pests.

    An Effective Model

    Cats are violent and not-trustworthy by nature.

    Not easily trained, even with the most trained of these pests attacking their long-time owners, cat bites usually result in grievous puncture wounds. Untreated, cat bites can be deadly and are far more despairing in consequence to dog nips.

    Cats are twice as likely to bite a girl than a boy, but do tend to bite children for simply ‘petting’ them too much.

    Due to the nature of cats and their sheer population, the accidental vermin pose a great danger to kids who may find them cute and play with them outside. Kids may not report a cat’s instinctive scratching or biting, leading to expensive and potentially fatal visits to the ER.

    Parents nationwide are encouraged to trap cats. One model employed in reducing the risk of cats reproducing is the ‘trap, cauterize/neutralize and release’ technique.

    Some communities are sponsoring initiatives where people are using various techniques to capture stray cats and take them into animal shelters. These cats are then either spayed or neutered, checked over for signs of potentially dangerous infections and then returned to the wild.

    This technique is sound, but still does nothing to combat the massive stray cat population, which numbers well into the millions. It is also expensive and a strain on resources during this very troubled, tough economy.

    Therefore, the method of choice is the ‘capture and killcat’ technique. The method is simple. If you see a stray cat, capture it. Then, take it to your local animal shelter where it can be humanely dispatched.

    In wild areas, much like with a dangerous stray coyote or mountain lion, residents are to be encouraged to shoot down any stray cat. It can never be determined if the cat may have cougar or tomcat ancestry, meaning it should always be approached with caution and immediately put down.

    If population boom continues, a large-scale cat trap, or one built like a mouse-trap and baited with catnip, may also be an effective measure to rid these vermin.

    Due to their population models and intrinsic grown rates, cats must be actively reduced in number.

    The “trap, neuter and return” model is failing in application and efficacy, showing need for a more effective model to quickly remedy this growing threat to wildlife and the well-being of humans, especially our children.

    The trap and killcat technique will have significant effect in reducing the reproduction rate of cats. The technique will be employed nationwide and if your city council is not yet familiar with this technique, do your community a favor by immediately introducing this technique and putting it in your county’s docket for approval.

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