Misplaced Outrage Over Anaheim Ban On Feeding Feral Cats

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Section 6.44.010 of the Anaheim Municipal Code relates to ‘NUISANCES” and prohibits a number of activities and forms of negligence that impact the wider community, such as letting your swimming pool turn into a mosquito breeder or allowing the “accumulation of any garbage or refuse, human or animal excrement or fecal material, uneaten food or food wastes, waste matter or material that emits an offensive odor or encourages the breeding of flies or other insects.”

One of these prohibitions concerns the feeding of feral cats – which are domestic cats that have regressed to a wild state:

.1301 It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally provide food, water, or other forms of sustenance to a feral cat or feral cat colony within the boundaries of the City. It is not a violation of this section for any person to feed or shelter feral cats while working with an animal control agency under contract with the City of Anaheim.

This has apparently provoked an outcry from Anaheim residents who like to feed feral cats and derive satisfaction from helping to sustain colonies of wild cats. Last month, the the Anaheim Fix Project  a petition has been launched on Change.org by to “Stop the Starvation of Community Cats of Disneyland and Anaheim!” which has been signed by 33,430 people. I have a hard time believing many of those are actually Anaheim residents, but more likely animal rights-types from all over.

In response to this hysteria, the City of Anaheim felt it necessary to issue a press release assuring anyone who cares that the city is not intent on forcing the “starvation” of these “beloved community” felines.

This chest-beating and garment-rending over the city’s prohibition against intentionally feeding wild cats is an example of what happens when the natural, altruistic human impulse toward animals is cut loose from reason and proportion. This basic, responsible exercise of the police power by the city is met with accusations of cat genocide by those who inordinate fixation with feral cats crowds out what should be the paramount concern for the public health and safety of human beings. Call me old fashioned, but I believe the latter trumps the former.

It its online petition, the Anaheim Fix project states: “The city claims that the feral cat population presents a health risk, but this is completely false.” On the contrary: the false claim is stating feral cats pose no health risk.

Feral Cats DO Pose A Public Health Risk
Flea-borne (endemic) typhus is carried by the common cat flea, which is found primarily on feral cats, raccoon and opossums. Common cat fleas bite people and their infected feces enters the bloodstream, causing severe illness.

typhus transmission cycle

How people become infected with typhus, courtesy of the “beloved community cat.”

 

In 2006, there was a single reported case of flea-borne typhus infection in Orange County – the first since 2013. Between 2006 and 2014, there have been more than 100 reported cases of flea-borne typhus in OC:

flea-borne typhus in OC chart

Typhus is serious business. In this 2013 article, Laura Krueger, an assistant vector ecologist with the OC Vector Control District, considers characterizations of flea-borne typhus as a mild disease to be a “pervasive myth”:

In 2010, Meghan Daum, a writer for the Los Angeles Times and founder of the Facebook group “Survivors of Murine Typhus,” spent four days in a medically induced coma and nine days hospitalized before being diagnosed with flea-borne typhus. She wrote that the illness upended her life and that she still, years later, suffers from hearing loss. Her physicians were surprised she recovered so fully. Although deaths from typhus are rare, the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department reported that in 2012 a resident of Austin, Texas, succumbed to the illness.

An analysis of cases reported to a public health agency in Orange County, Calif., found that 85 percent of reported cases were hospitalized for an average of six days, with some requiring hospitalization for months. Because the initial symptoms of the disease resemble flu, patients often visit their physician many times before receiving the correct diagnosis and antibiotics. As patients wait for the correct diagnosis and treatment, the illness can progress and lead to hospitalization.

In a September 2013 presentation to the City of Fountain Valley, Krueger points out that for every case of flea-borne typhus reported to health care agencies, foru go unreported. According to the OCVCD, as of 2013 Anaheim had the fourth highest number of reported cases of people infected by flea-borne typhus.

A few years ago, an employee at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Theo Lacy jail facility became very seriously ill and had to hospitalized thanks to being bitten by a flea carried by feral cats. As it turned out, another OCSD non-sworn employee was feeding a colony of feral cats. Naturally, these wild cats increasingly congregated there, bringing their fleas with them. It’s my understanding they began using the sandbox at neighboring Orangewood Children Home as a litterbox, and fleas from the feral cats rendered unusable the patio used by Theo Lacy staff for breaks. The employee refused to stop feeding the cats, despite being warned of the public health nuisance it was creating. Ultimately, another jail employee was bitten by a typhus-carrying common cat flea and wound up seriously ill and requiring lengthy hospitalization.

Am I suggesting that every critic of Anaheim’s ban on intentionally feeding feral cats is a crazy, misanthropic cat person? Of course not. Our instinct to care for animals is a good one, but it also needs to be properly formed and acted upon sensibly. The outrage being directed at Anaheim’s policy is completely out of whack with a proper, common sense concern for the public health. Rather than being defensive about it, the city ought to forthrightly explain that there is a public health risk  associated with feral cats, and that people who intentionally feed and sustain feral cat colonies are potentially endangering the health of their neighbors. Rather than pleading “We don’t hate cats” the city ought to be declaring “We care about protecting people.”

Maybe it’s a symptom of the widespread lack of seriousness in our culture that a policy designed to protect human beings from being infected by a serious pathogen is met with outrage and denunciations by an alarmingly large number of people who demand a free hand to feed and sustain disease-bearing wild animals. When did protecting humans become inhumane?

 

9 comments

  1. Human health and safety must take precedence, always. Second to that, we must consider how cat feeding stations impact the health of our wild populations – raccoon, fox, skunk, opossum, coyote, numerous rodent species, even mountain lions (attracted by the cats and other animals as prey).

    Wild animals are drawn to these feeding stations, drawing them close to humans habitation – not a good thing.

    Cat feeding stations also cause wild animals to become habituated to an artificial food source. Not only is the cat food unhealthy for them, but feeding in large groups together assists in spreading parasites and disease among all the animals – wild and domestic.

    Lastly, this trend of trapping, fixing and returning feral cats to the wild is foolish and irresponsible. It is nothing more than re-abandonment and should be stopped – for the cats sake!

    There is a tremendous amount of data indicating free-roaming feral cats suffer horribly. Here are a couple of quotes from PETA:

    Feral cats do not die of “old age.” They are poisoned, shot, tortured by cruel people, attacked by other animals, or hit by cars, or they die of exposure, starvation, or highly contagious fatal diseases, such as rabies, feline AIDS, feline leukemia, and feline infectious peritonitis.

    Even easily treatable conditions can be deadly for cats who cannot be handled and regularly taken to a veterinarian. Minor cuts or puncture wounds can turn into raging infections and abscesses. Untreated upper respiratory infections lead to eyes and noses so caked with mucus that animals can barely see or breathe. Ferals often scratch their ears bloody, driven crazy by the pain and itching of ear mites and accompanying infections. Others die of blood loss or anemia from worms and fleas. Urinary tract infections, which frequently lead to blockage in male cats, cause extremely painful, lingering deaths if not treated. (End)

    Additionally, free-roaming cats kill millions of wild bird and small mammal species in the U.S. every year and are a serious threat to endangered species.

    We propose trapping, neutering and placement. If cats cannot be adopted into a private home, we support the growing interest in community cat enclosures, where ferals can be housed, tended to, treated for diseases as needed, and they can live out their lives in a protected environment.

    Maintaining cats in a controlled environment also reduces pollution caused by their feces – a serious problem for people, wildlife and waterways.

    Cat enclosures are not expensive and require the same level of attention that free-roaming colonies do. Cats are fed and watered by the same people who feed them when they are loose, it’s just a much safer, sounder solution. A win-win.

    In the end, if a feral cat cannot be placed in a home or community cat enclosure, a painless injection is a much kinder fate than if it were left to fend for itself in the wild. These are domesticated animals that do not deserve to be left “on the streets”. Trap, neuter and re-abandonment is cruel and irresponsible – we can and must do better.

    Thank you, City of Anaheim, for taking a sound stance on this matter.

    Rebecca Dmytryk
    Owner / Humane Wildlife Control​

  2. gabriel san roman

    [Gratuitous personal attack deleted]

  3. I see that the sociopathic cat-lickers (criminal outdoor cat-hoarders) are at it again.

    These psychotic cat-lickers post any and all anti-cat news events on their web-sites, blogs, email-chains, etc. (I keep track of these to watch how they operate), then within 1 hour of the news up-to 50,000 of them from all over the world (that’s only 0.0007% of the world’s population that are manipulating you with their lies and deceptions, to put their “powerful” cat-lobby numbers in true real-world perspective) will descend on any site that is about some controversial cat issue, start up at least 3 international petitions, and then fire-off addresses (business and home), phone numbers (business and home), names, and even photos of everyone involved so they can then cyber-bully everyone into submission. They even post any and all 800 phone numbers of local authorities and agencies near the cats so they can then launch a phone-calling DoS (denial of service) attack on those agencies or any businesses involved. (I have archived all their cyber-attacks and methods for 3 years now, but this has been going on for decades.) The more dedicated cat-lickers from organizations like Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES (who risk losing their mufti-million-dollar con-artist, deception-artist, and cyber-bullying empire) will then even fly cross-country or internationally to attend any protests and meetings to scream their warped, ecologically-illegal, and inhumane views. They even send off death-threats to everyone involved, even lawmakers and congressmen. There’s no limit to their cyber-bullying. Don’t believe me? Google for: Oda Lawmakers Shun Security Threats.

    In FACT, this is PRECISELY how they managed to get these insanely illegal invasive-species vermin-cat TNR programs into every location that they exist in the very first place. TNR is nothing more than a psychotic Cyber-Stalker & Cyber-Bullying $multimillionaire animal-torturing con-artist business campaign. (Check out “Better Business Bureau”‘s findings of “Alley Cat All-Lies” for one example of how to become a $multimillionaire by torturing stray cats to death by letting them roam free. http://web.archive.org/web/20131013073823/http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/animal-protection/alley-cat-allies-in-bethesda-md-107/financial They can’t become millionaires if they euthanize them first! No, they need dead and suffering cats in all the streets of the world so when they find them dying of TNR “attrition” they can further exploit dead and injured cats for massive donations to their own bank-accounts. An animal-torturing money-making scam that is further promoted by intimidation, guess what that is called? Racketeering. These TNR groups are ripe for picking by The Feds. 🙂 )

    A measly and insignificant 0.0007% of the world’s population that do nothing but cause problems (and death) for every other living thing on earth by using their expendable cats as animal sacrifices for their self-victimization game they play to try to manipulate everyone around them.

    Take this example, a loving veterinarian who only tried to save the life of a sick cat from one of their outdoor hoarded TNR colonies. These sociopathic and psychopathic wastes-of-flesh cyber-bullied this caring and loving veterinarian to suicide. http://banvetabuse.blogspot.co.uk/2014_03_01_archive.html

    Here too is a good example of what will happen should even one of their TNR cats get ran-over by a car (or dies from any other form of “loving and humane TNR attrition”) near someone’s place of business or your home: http://facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=747875778604304&set=o.37899252087 And here’s what really happened: http://www.wtov9.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/alleged-animal-abuse-investigated-weirton-5308.shtml Someone not even associated with this business ran-over one of their free-roaming cats by accident. The fun part of this cyber-bullying attack (which, luckily the business-owners had excellent lawyers and were able to get most of their cyber-attack sites shut-down fast in one day, as well as sue the piśś out of anyone involved), is that the group behind it all and supported by Alley-Cat-All-Lies (where I found the above facebook link still available) even admitted that those photos were from Europe over two years ago and another from China 5 years ago: http://www.chinasmack.com/2009/pictures/kittens-found-abused-dead-mother-kunming.html . They just paste dead-cat photos around whatever businesses they want to destroy where any of their TNR cats get ran-over. Isn’t TNR GREAT!! LOL

    Google for: LOEWS HOTELS FERAL CATS, if people still don’t believe what these psychotic cat-licking TNR whack-jobs do to everyone on the planet.

    Another replay of what these cat-licking cyber-bullying sociopaths do, Google for: CATS VENICE COMPLEX REPRIEVE. A $150 million renovation project for low-income housing, put on hold, jobs lost, money lost, homeless still homeless, court costs and lawyers, just to save a few of their feral vermin c-Rats. And the saddest part of all, the vast majority of these TNR’ed cats had already died heinous inhumane deaths from TNR-practitioners’ “humane death by attrition” re-abandonment philosophy. (Road-kill, diseases, parasites, injuries, environmental poisons, cat & animal attacks, exposure, etc.)

    Similar scenarios can be found daily and weekly by Googling for feral cats and churches, universities, hospitals, shopping centers, malls, apartment complexes, etc. Cat-lickers delusionally believe that any land on which a cat has stepped-foot is their own property and they can manipulate and control the owners and all laws on it.

    This is precisely why everyone is learning to destroy all cats on their properties as quickly and quietly as possible. Telling nobody beforehand about any cats even being there. Long before these psychotic cyber-bullying cat-licker sociopaths and psychopaths get wind of the cats. Shoot (or trap & drown) cats first — tell no-one later. The only thing worse than feral cats are feral cat-lickers. You can legally shoot the former, not the latter. You need to pay lawyers and courts to get rid of the latter. THEN you can get rid of their cats. And the sad part is, that’s EXACTLY what happens, each and every time.

    People are wising-up. If ANY cats are around they destroy every last one of them first, before they make any other move. Before these cyber-bullying cat-lickers can do anything about it to try to destroy and waste everyone’s lives even more than they already have with their disease-infested invasive-species vermin cats. Not quite the results that these sociopathic cat-lickers had intended, but that’s what they’re getting! 🙂

  4. Here’s yet another one of the reasons why TNR is an abject failure everywhere it has been tried:

    There are at most, only 70,000 people worldwide that are actively promoting and practicing TNR. How do I know this? “Alley Cat ALL LIES” site had only 70,000 supporters for over a decade. Until a year ago in February when “Alley Cat ALL LIES” found-out about hiring “click-farms” and buying “fake like” software for facebook to increase their “likes” at a steady rate of 1,000 new fake-likes per day since then to give the public perception that they have approximately 300,000 more followers today. All those new “likes” for the last year can be discounted.

    So let us take that true 70,000 supporter count. That is from a worldwide audience. If you take the earth’s population being 7,000,000,000 people, that’s only 0.001% of the world’s population — one 1000th of a percent. But that’s not fair, because not everyone is on facebook. So let us take the population of facebook and do the same. And just for shîťś & giggles, let’s use the “fake-like” total count of “Alley Cat ALL LIES” too.

    There are 1.4 BILLION active facebook users. “Alley Cat ALL LIES” (falsely) claims that they have about 347,000 followers today (when the actual number is closer to 60,000-70,000).

    347,000 people is only 0.0248% of facebook’s total user count. This means that only 0.0248% of the population believe as they do. (And mind you, that is with including all their “fake likes”. If we take the true TNR supporter count of approximately 70,000 worldwide, then that’s only 0.005% of facebook’s users.)

    That’s what the internet can do today. It can amplify the deranged minds of less than 3 hundredths of 1% (or to be honest, less than 5 THOUSANDTHS of 1%) into the global ecological disaster that we face today, causing nothing but death and suffering for all the animals on earth, cat and native wildlife included — because they refuse to stop their cats from destroying every living thing while they also relentlessly cyber-stalk and cyber-bully every official into allowing this TNR catastrophe into everyone’s lives. (Their manipulative multimillion-dollar per year, animal-torturing, con-artist game for donations, added-in with their relentless cyber-stalking and cyber-bulling tactics to promote TNR anywhere and everywhere is actually called “racketeering”. Any lawyers for the feds paying attention? 🙂 )

    This dismal percentage of those supporting TNR, barely able to support the concept by a “likes” mouse-click, let alone actually doing any TNR work in real-life, is precisely why TNR is an absolute failure everywhere. And why they can never get more than 0.4% of cats sterilized in any community on earth (from my findings by gleaning data from over a hundred supposedly “successful” TNR groups worldwide). I wondered why all but one of hundreds of TNR efforts could never get beyond that odd magical threshold of only 0.4% cats sterilized anywhere. And even then, that one region where they managed to sterilize 4.9% of all cats, was quickly reduced in one year to 0.35% due to the non-sterilized 95.1% breeding beyond their reach yet again. They can NEVER get enough people in any community to do or believe what they do. Not when there’s less-than 0.025% of the population to participate and especially not when the other more-than 99.975% of any population on earth can see right through their blatant deceptions and lies.

  5. Those cats need to be tested for ALL of the following diseases; or I hope the recipient of one of them that is adopted-out or someone coming in contact with your disease-infested cats sues you, their city, their county, their state, all legislators, any morally-corrupt veterinarians benefiting from this INHUMANE practice, and every last conniving and manipulative cat-hoarding TNR practitioner so deep that they never recover from it for the rest of their criminally negligent and criminally irresponsible sorry-excuses for lives. (For just one example of THOUSANDS, not long ago businesses in Miami were ruined by caretakers of feral-cats spreading hookworm in all the beaches. Lawsuits aplenty!)

    These are just the diseases these invasive species vermin cats have been spreading to humans, not counting the ones they spread to all wildlife. THERE ARE NO VACCINES against many of these, and are in-fact listed as bio-terrorism agents. They include: Afipia felis, Anthrax, Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae (Cat-Scratch Disease), Bergeyella (Weeksella) zoohelcum, Campylobacter Infection, Chlamydia psittaci (feline strain), Cowpox, Coxiella burnetti Infection (Q fever), Cryptosporidium Infection, Cutaneous larva migrans, Dermatophytosis, Dipylidium Infection (tapeworm), Hookworm Infection, Leptospira Infection, Giardia, Neisseria canis, Pasteurella multocida, Plague, Poxvirus, Rabies, Rickettsia felis, Ringworm, Salmonella Infection, Scabies, Sporothrix schenckii, Toxocara Infection, Toxoplasmosis, Trichinosis, Visceral larva migrans, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. [Centers for Disease Control, July 2010] Bird-flu, Bovine Tuberculosis, Sarcosporidiosis, Flea-borne Typhus, Tularemia, and Rat-Bite Fever can now also be added to that list.

    Yes, “The Black Death” (the plague) is alive and well today and being spread by people’s cats this time around. Many people have already died from cat-transmitted plague in the USA; all three forms of it transmitted by CATS — septicemic, bubonic, and pneumonic. For a fun read, one of hundreds of cases, Cat-Transmitted Fatal Pneumonic Plague — http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8059908

    http://www.abcd-vets.org/Guidelines/Pages/EN-Other-Zoonoses-Feline-Plague.aspx

    “Recommendations to avoid zoonotic transmission
    Cats are considered the most important domestic animal involved in plague transmission to humans, and in endemic areas, outdoor cats may transmit the infection to their owners or to persons caring for sick cats (veterinarians and veterinary nurses).”

    You did know too, didn’t you, that giving a rabies shot to a cat that already has rabies does not cure it of rabies? Google for: RABID KITTEN ADOPTED WAKE COUNTY (for just one example of hundreds of rabid cats adopted from outdoors, given their rabies shot, but still transmitting and then dying from rabies). The incubation period for rabies is, on average, from 21 to 240 days, sometimes up to 11 months, one rare case being 6 years. A vetted cat can STILL transmit rabies many months later (during the last 2 weeks before it dies of rabies, sometimes not even showing any symptoms up to the point of its death) if it was harvested from unknown rabies-exposure conditions with an unknown vaccination history. May one of those cats you adopt-out have rabies too. Is your liability insurance in excess of $10M? Either quarantine them for 6 or more months in a government-supervised double-walled enclosure system at your OWN expense (as required by national and international pet-trade, import/export, and transport laws), or euthanize them. Those are your only 2 options to be relatively certain you are not handing rabies to someone. Isn’t reality fun?

    Google for: RABIES PROMPTS CARLSBAD TNR CAT PROGRAM SUSPENSION

    Rabies outbreak caused by TNR! 50+ pets euthanized. ALL stray cats destroyed. All livestock destroyed. More than a dozen homeowners pay for their own $5,000-$8,000 rabies shots for EACH family member.

    Google for: Rabies Outbreak in Westchester County

    Google for: Rabid Kitten Jamestown Exposure

    There’s hundreds more like those on the net showing everyone how these phenomenally ignorant and foolish cat-lickers “help” their communities by allowing TNR CAT-HOARDERS to continue their criminally negligent behavior. And contrary to these cat-lickers’ perpetual LIES, feeding stray cats TRAINS them to approach humans for food. What do you think happens to the child or foolish adult that reaches down to try to pet or pick up that now seemingly friendly “cute kitty” that just approached them? The wild animal lashes out and bites or scratches the hand that has no food for them. Resulting in $5,000-$8,000 rabies shots for each victim of a cat-feeder’s criminally negligent behavior, paid for out of the victim’s OWN pockets. Two reports even document rabid cats entering a pet-door and one even came through the family’s ceiling in search of human supplied foods, the attack so bad that the whole family required hospitalization. Thanks to TNR practices and free-roaming cats you are now FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY to contract rabies from any cat than ANY OTHER domesticated animal.

    This is why even the CDC has issued direct warnings against the use of these failed TNR programs anywhere and everywhere: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zph.12070/abstract

  6. Then there’s cats’ most insidious disease of all, their Toxoplasma gondii parasite that cats spread through their feces into all other animals. This is how humans get it in their dinner-meats, cats roaming around stockyards and farms (herbivores can contract this parasite in no other way). This is why cats are routinely destroyed around gestating livestock or important wildlife by shooting or drowning them. So those animals won’t suffer from the same things that can happen to the fetus of any pregnant woman. (Miscarriages, still-births, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly.) It can make you blind or even kill you at any time during your life once you’ve been infected. It becomes a permanent lifetime parasite in your mind, killing you when your immune system becomes compromised by disease or chemo and immunosuppressive therapies. It can last over a year in any soils or waters and not even washing your hands or garden vegetables in bleach will destroy the oocysts. During dry-spells of weather (or inside low-humidity homes) when the oocysts become dessicated you can even contract T. gondii by just inhaling the air wherever any cats have defecated and the oocysts have become airborne/aerosolized. Contrary to cat-lickers’ self-deceptive myths, a cat can become reinfected many times during its life and spread millions of oocysts each time. It’s now linked to the cause of autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia, memory-loss, and brain cancers; as well as increasing the suicide rate in women almost 2-fold even though they’ve never suffered from any mental or emotional health issues previously. This parasite is also killing off rare and endangered marine-mammals (all the way up to rare whales) along all coastlines, along with inland river-otters, from cats’ T. gondii oocysts in run-off from the land, the oocysts surviving even in saltwater. A catastrophic ecological disaster of multi-continent-sized proportions worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined.

    Its strange life cycle is meant to infect rodents. Any rodents infected with it lose their fear of cats and are attracted to cat urine. http://scitizen.com/neuroscience/parasite-hijacks-the-mind-of-its-host_a-23-509.html

    Cats attract rodents to your home with their whole slew of diseases (like The Plague from rats and fleas, many people have died from cat-transmitted Plague in the USA already, it is alive and well and being spread by cats today). If you want rodents in your home keep cats outside of it to attract diseased rodents to your area. I experienced this phenomenon (as have many others), and all rodent problems disappeared after I shot and buried every last one of hundreds of cats on my lands. Much better NATIVE rodent predators returned to my lands, rather than these man-made cats that were just attracting more rodents.

    Another interesting experiment. They wanted to find out if dogs could possibly transmit cat-shat Toxoplasma gondii oocysts. A dog infected with T. gondii from a source-cat cannot. The oocyst stage of this parasite’s life-cycle by which cats spread their parasite into all other animals is 100%-dependent on cat-physiology as its primary reproductive host. But if dogs ingest oocyst-laden cat-feces then dogs can pass the oocysts produced by cats & their common brain-hijacking parasite. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9477489?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctn

    It is interesting to note that these Toxoplasma gondii oocysts shed by cats can even survive the hydrochloric stomach acids for the duration that they remain in a mammal’s digestive tract. And then they doubt my words when I tell them of the studies where they found that this parasite’s oocysts (seeds) can even survive washing your hands in bleach. You could wash your hands and garden vegetables in hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes for the same duration that food remains in an animal’s digestive tract and even that won’t destroy it. Your hands would be dissolved into a digestible pulp long before you could kill the Toxoplasma gondii oocysts.

    Yeah, “basic hygiene” is going to keep your kids safe from going blind sometime during their life, becoming autistic, schizophrenic, get ADHD, suffer from epilepsy, get brain-cancers, debilitating depressions, suffer from memory-loss, commit unexplained suicides, suffer from other neurological illnesses, or die if they ever require any immunosuppressive therapies or contract any immunity-compromising diseases during their lifetime if they had ever played in a sandbox that a neighbor’s cat has defecated in.

    Go ahead everyone, drink the cat-lickers’ Kool-Aid.

    Someone who will save the life of one of their clearly expendable vermin cats over yours is not to be trusted by any other human alive on this planet. Even cat-lickers can’t trust their fellow cat-lickers to save each others’ lives when it comes right down to it. Truth is, they’d even rather that their own family and friends die (if they have any) than any of their deadly disease-infested cats. Sociopaths and psychopaths, one and all, right to their very cores.

  7. If your cats were only destroying invasive species (cats themselves being a noxious invasive species), then nobody would be complaining. But your vermin cats destroy anything that moves. Letting a cat roam free is absolutely no better and NO LESS CRIMINAL AND MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE than intentionally throwing rat-poison around on everyone’s property to kill any living thing. Your man-made vermin cats are now driving hundreds if not thousands of species of native animals to EXTINCTION across the whole planet. Have you no conscience nor morality left?

    Apparently gutting-alive and skinning-alive animals with everyone’s vermin cats, tortured to death just for your cats’ play-toys and YOUR entertainment, no other reason, is perfectly acceptable to you. Yeah, you’re all fine upstanding “animal-lovers” who respect all other lives around you and all other life on earth, aren’t you.

    Are you not even aware that Toxoplasma gondii oocysts when dried (and still viable) become aerosolized and drift on the wind? You can contract potentially-deadly T. gondii just from a cat-owner’s yard when it’s not been raining for a week and you inhale any air that passes over their land.

    Free-roaming cats and people improperly disposing of indoor-cats’ cat-litter are actually killing-off hundreds of rare marine-mammal species, even rare whales and your beloved manatees, (countless numbers of individual rare animals) on coastlines of all the world. A global ecological disaster worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined. There are now harsh fines in areas of California for anyone found dumping cat-litter illegally — not in some environmentally-contained landfill. At least some of them “get it”.

    Birds are just a minor subset of all the thousands of native animal species (BILLIONS of individual animals YEARLY in just the USA alone!) that cat-lickers (criminally irresponsible cat-advocates) are annihilating around the world with their man-made invasive species vermin cats.

    Not only are these demented invasive-species house-cats-ONLY “animal lovers” now killing off all Big Cats in all wildlife reserves around the world: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/big-cat-owners-warned-to-keep-them-acres-away-from-feral-strays

    And for the ultimate example of absurdity and species-conservation irony, now making all moggie-licking residents of the UK (the inventors of that TNR insanity) the complete laughingstocks of the whole world, they’ve already made their ONE AND ONLY NATIVE CAT SPECIES EXTINCT in the UK with their invasive species “moggies”: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/16/scottish-wildcat-extinction

    “A report, produced by the Scottish Wildcat Association, reviewed 2,000 records of camera trap recordings, eyewitness reports and road kills, and concluded there may be only about 40 wildcats left in Scotland in the wild today. ‘However you juggle the figures, it is hard to find anything positive,’ says Steve Piper, the association’s chairman. ‘The overwhelming evidence is that the wildcat is going to be extinct within months.'” … “However, it is not the loss of habitat that is causing the current cat crisis in the Cairngorms. It is the spread of the domestic cat.” … “‘Essentially the Highland wildcat is being eradicated by an alien invasive species: the domestic cat.'” (report quoted from three years ago, they are no-doubt extinct by now)

    As well as killing off all their inland River Otters in England (and elsewhere) with their cats’ parasites: http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/otter-toxoplasmosis.html

    As well as cats’ parasites killing off all rare and endangered marine mammals on all coastlines around the world (worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined):

    http://news.msn.com/science-technology/deadly-cat-feces-killing-thousands-of-marine-mammals
    http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/hawaiian-monk-seals

    And these cat-licking “animal lover” psychopaths and sociopaths are also killing off all the Mountain Lions (Cougars, Puma, Endangered Florida Panther, etc.), and all other native cat species in North America: http://rapidcityjournal.com/sports/local/feral-cats-pose-threat-to-birds-lions/article_8ec451c9-4b03-55a3-baa7-71ac577905cb.html

    But now these cat-lickers are even killing off rare whales and causing massive birth-defects in the indigenous Inuit people who depend on seal-meat for their very survival. Seals that were infected (and are also dying-off) from these cat-lickers’ cats’ parasites.

    Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious http://news.ubc.ca/2014/02/13/bigthaw/

    Let’s thank these psychotic bible-home-schooled cat-lickers for all the fine work they do for being such fantastic “animal lovers”, shall we? THEY JUST LOVE CATS SO MUCH! So caring! So thoughtful! So intelligent! So FULL of love for living things! So much so that they will even sacrifice whole races of humans to death-by-birth-defect to prove how much they love their cats.

    I’d love to thank them all, each with a gift of a solitary-confinement prison-cell — FOR LIFE. Better yet, for their VAST ecological crimes and sins against all of nature and all of humanity, hanged-until-dead would be a far more fitting “gift” for them AND the whole planet. That used to be the punishment for engaging in bio-warfare against the human population and all other animal life in any country. I say bring it back — special, just for them.

  8. By the way, in case you or anyone are curious — the term that I use of “cat licker” is justifiably and accurately gleaned from the growing fad of people who are obsessed with cats and want to do everything possible to make their cats feel good at the expense of all that is reasonable and sane. They are now licking their cats clean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9xmiOxsTWg

    It’s just another one of the many aberrant and mentally-ill behaviors of “cat lickers”.

    I cannot, in all good conscience and honesty, EVER use the term “cat lover” again to describe these heartless and spineless cretins. People who love cats do not throw them under the wheels of moving cars, let them lap-up antifreeze in a gutter, being eaten from the inside-out by parasites, or force them to attack one another to fight for territory by letting their cats roam free. If they let cats roam free they are in direct-violation of every last animal-abandonment, animal-neglect, animal-endangerment, and invasive-species law in existence in every county of every state and every nation. And if they force their cats to fight each other for territory (one of the topmost selling-points of TNR), that makes them absolutely NO DIFFERENT than someone who runs a criminal dog-fight-ring to see who wins. It is a highly punishable crime to force ANY domesticated animals to fight each other for their very survival. And if VERY VERY lucky their cats will be humanely shot-to-death or trapped & drowned (common rural practice everywhere on earth) — as those are two of the MOST humane deaths that ANY of their cats will ever hope to meet one day. You are doing a HUGE favor to all cat-lickers, their cats, and all other life on earth by destroying their vermin free-roaming cats for them as humanely as that.

    “Cat Lover” is an extremely oxymoronic label. “Cat Licker” is the only one that accurately works today

  9. I stopped giving to Audubon because of you. And the internet has given you a platform to unleash your sickness/darkness. You must be having a terrible life. Now I will continue with helping whatever animal I can. And why do you hide behind these titles. Give your real name for once. You are easily recognized, I don’t think there is another like you anywhere!

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