It’s an Obama world.
Now the progressive loons want “policy intervention” to protect mice from cats.

cat mouse

A recent study found that cats are killing mice at an astonishing rate.

Anthropogenic threats, such as collisions with man-made structures, vehicles, poisoning and predation by domestic pets, combine to kill billions of wildlife annually. Free-ranging domestic cats have been introduced globally and have contributed to multiple wildlife extinctions on islands. The magnitude of mortality they cause in mainland areas remains speculative, with large-scale estimates based on non-systematic analyses and little consideration of scientific data. Here we conduct a systematic review and quantitatively estimate mortality caused by cats in the United States. We estimate that free-ranging domestic cats kill 1.4–3.7 billion birds and 6.9–20.7 billion mammals annually. Un-owned cats, as opposed to owned pets, cause the majority of this mortality. Our findings suggest that free-ranging cats cause substantially greater wildlife mortality than previously thought and are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for US birds and mammals. Scientifically sound conservation and policy intervention is needed to reduce this impact.

And, to think, “mousers” were once valued for their hunting skills.

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  1. No offense Jim – but this format is old and outdated. I suggest Intense Debate for an actual conversation. It’s not “lively” as the topics demand. Of-course this is your site, an yours’ to do as you wish.

    Anyway – I don’t like cats – they run rampant in my neighborhood and the owners could careless. I know this is going to offend some folks that love cats, but I would like the option to remove them from my property, permanently. I’ve had enough crap under my deck.

  2. (It’s really me, testing using a completely made-up email addy, to see if I get JKB’s info, like I just did for Flintstone F, Patty, and King)

  3. I don’t know if my test actually posted a comment, using a made-up email, but again, it returned with Patty’s email again. (Don’t worry, I erased it immediately, and am using “jdr@taq.net” as my fake address.)

    JIM — SHUT DOWN YOUR BLOG AND FIX THIS S&&T, PLEASE.

  4. If they know your Email address, they can post as you, USING YOUR GRAVATAR.

    ANYWHERE ONLINE.

  5. @JDR-Taq
    What happen to the blog…since my comments haven’t yet approved where weaselzippers.us link in another thread. Actually, Cats were useful to catch rats that destroy grains such as rice in Asian countries. Shame on Traitor in Chief and his band of uneducated man.

  6. Now, my name is TeachX, I suppose now I have his email

    I have been hacked.

  7. IOW

    IT WOULD BE WISE:

    QUIT USING YOUR REAL EMAIL ADDRESS. MAKE ONE UP.

    OR QUIT POSTING HERE UNTIL SOMETHING IS DONE.

  8. As for the post hijacking – I noticed today that my posting info / box was empty. This never happens unless I clear all cookies. My user name and email as always present. Which leads me to believe that someone has hijacked the email addresses for some posters.

    This info always shows up unless the cookies are empty and it’s a simply click to have the info re-appear.

    So, something has happened to the posting format.

  9. Now I am You on my inform. and I see your email

  10. Oh, and two days ago – I noticed that the user name and email address are showing in an alternative script. Someone hijacked it.

  11. #29 is not jdr,

  12. #29

    Except that jdr@taq.net is an address I made up just to test this freaky s&&t.

    Have fun with that.

  13. By the way – (repeat post since the last one vanished) – the script in the user name and email box changed about two days ago.

    Someone has definitely scrambled the format.

  14. FOLKS:

    Be wise. Just make up an email address: blahblah@blah.com

    Or let the very next commenter know exactly what your email address is.

    Your choice.

    Me? I’m done here. DONE.

  15. I am not mixing words but if I should have ANY further problems, any, someone will pay.

    I will you the laws if necessary.

  16. 32,

    Yes that was the address

  17. Yes that was your address, I saw

  18. I’m doing a test.

  19. use the law, correction, I am livid

  20. TeSt



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