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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby kurupetos » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:34 pm

miltiades wrote:Lets also ban all the wanker drivers, especially bikers who race up and down making a cacophony of noise, these bastards ought to be permanently banned or perhaps ....poisoned!!!
Dogs are man's best friend.

Not vice versa, though. :wink: :lol:
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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby Paphitis » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:28 pm

cats in particular can be seen as Pests, especially if they don't have a home and are loose to cause havoc on other native animals.

When they are introduced, they kill bird life, and other mammals. They have actually been an environmental disaster or calamity that rivals many of our major stuff ups.
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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby Maximus » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:44 pm

The cats natural home is in nature, which is out in the wild and they are biologically designed to prey on bird life and other mammals.

This is their god given right.
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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby Paphitis » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:57 pm

Maximus wrote:The cats natural home is in nature, which is out in the wild and they are biologically designed to prey on bird life and other mammals.

This is their god given right.


Yes agreed!

But 250 years ago, there was no such thing as a Cat in Australia. The Europeans introduced cats to Australia. They also introduced things such as rabbits and foxes for hunting.

Now because of that, we have an ecological catastrophe as hundreds of native birds, and rodent mammals native to only Australia which have become extinct or are close to. Not to mention damage to flora.

Cyprus would be the same as Australia I would imagine, its just that the cat was probably introduced to Cyprus a couple of thousand years ago and in that time it has had an adverse effect on Cypriot Flora and Fauna.

You can't just stuff around with mother nature in this way and everything will be hunky dory for the eco-system or other critters that habitat the area.

If Australia could actually push a rewind button on foxes, rabbits and cats, then it would have done so. These introduced animals have been a disaster.
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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby Maximus » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:07 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Maximus wrote:The cats natural home is in nature, which is out in the wild and they are biologically designed to prey on bird life and other mammals.

This is their god given right.


Yes agreed!

But 250 years ago, there was no such thing as a Cat in Australia. The Europeans introduced cats to Australia. They also introduced things such as rabbits and foxes for hunting.

Now because of that, we have an ecological catastrophe as hundreds of native birds, and rodent mammals native to only Australia which have become extinct or are close to. Not to mention damage to flora.

Cyprus would be the same as Australia I would imagine, its just that the cat was probably introduced to Cyprus a couple of thousand years ago and in that time it has had an adverse effect on Cypriot Flora and Fauna.

You can't just stuff around with mother nature in this way and everything will be hunky dory for the eco-system or other critters that habitat the area.

If Australia could actually push a rewind button on foxes, rabbits and cats, then it would have done so. These introduced animals have been a disaster.



It seems that the problem is actually the humans from Europe and not the animals they introduced in to Australia. :lol:
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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby Paphitis » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:12 pm

Maximus wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Maximus wrote:The cats natural home is in nature, which is out in the wild and they are biologically designed to prey on bird life and other mammals.

This is their god given right.


Yes agreed!

But 250 years ago, there was no such thing as a Cat in Australia. The Europeans introduced cats to Australia. They also introduced things such as rabbits and foxes for hunting.

Now because of that, we have an ecological catastrophe as hundreds of native birds, and rodent mammals native to only Australia which have become extinct or are close to. Not to mention damage to flora.

Cyprus would be the same as Australia I would imagine, its just that the cat was probably introduced to Cyprus a couple of thousand years ago and in that time it has had an adverse effect on Cypriot Flora and Fauna.

You can't just stuff around with mother nature in this way and everything will be hunky dory for the eco-system or other critters that habitat the area.

If Australia could actually push a rewind button on foxes, rabbits and cats, then it would have done so. These introduced animals have been a disaster.



It seems that the problem is actually the humans from Europe and not the animals they introduced in to Australia. :lol:


Humans are a problem to the environment everywhere usually. Our activities will always have a detrimental effect and the goal should be to limit any damage, or to confine it to certain areas and maybe stop any further damage from occurring once we improve our technology and emissions etc.

But I am referring to the problem specifically related to introduced species into an area where they do not belong. Cats have their place in Africa probably where they belong, but in places like Australia they have proven to be a huge disaster. Same with rabbits.

I don't know if you are aware, but Australia was even messing around with strains of certain diseases in order to try and eradicate species such as the rabbit, but that failed or was unsuccessful. Luckily, the bio war against the rabbit didn't eradicate other species instead.
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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby Maximus » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Yeah I was just about to say that.

Humans are the problem,

They create disaster wherever they go.
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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby miltiades » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:16 pm

Maximus wrote:Yeah I was just about to say that.

Humans are the problem,

They create disaster wherever they go.

More so in Australia since the Brits dispatched all of their undesirable humans
Convicts and such crap.
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Re: Poisoning and Shooting of Cats

Postby Get Real! » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:16 pm

Paphitis wrote:When they are introduced, they kill bird life, and other mammals.

Yes, that’s a good point actually. Cyprus’ plethora of strays must be responsible for a significant loss of young birds taken from their nests and elsewhere.

As if the countless hunters coming after birds aren’t enough… :?
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