Pet Cats: Cute and Cuddly or Deadly Destroyers?


For many of us whom have ever owned a cat, finding a dead bird in the backyard is not uncommon. Even "indoor only" cats have a tendency to sneak outside and nab that bird that they have been eyeing through the window for the past few months. 

According to the article NZ to eradicate pet cats? Purr-ish the thought! by Nick Perry, a local New Zealand man Gareth Morgan is attempting to set in place a ban on owning cats as pets. This may be a little to far fetched, considering New Zealand has one of the highest cat ownership rates in the world. 

Of course there are two sides to every story. There are beliefs that cats help native birds by ridding us of pesky rodents which can feed on bird eggs. The article notes that "... the arrival of mankind [to New Zealand] and its introduction of predators like cats, dogs, and rodents have wiped out some native bird species altogether and endangered many others."

Of course we hope that New Zealanders will unite in this battle and meet a mutual agreement to help prevent all the native birds from meeting their doom.

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This entry was posted by Daniel.
Teagan on January 27 at 8:19 PM said:

wow. just wow. let start a vote for future commenters: are cat cute and cuddly or deadly or both? i say they are both (cute and cuddly most of the time, deadly when they need to be, which can possibly be a good trait). i am saying this judging from my own beautiful and precious felines Princess, Shadow, and Topaz. :)
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