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C.A.T.S. -TNR

May 22, 2013

To the editor: After the article on TNR/Euthanasia of stray and feral cats ran in a local publication a few weeks ago, several people have asked me about the results TNR on Pine Island....

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 10:44 PM

Google for: Carlsbad TNR Rabies Outbreak

All thanks to TNR and stray-cat feeders, over 50 (final count) well cared-for and loved pets of responsible pet owners had to be euthanized (as well as every cat in that TNR colony). Many livestock had to be destroyed. And all families that came in contact with or lived near that TNR colony had to pay for their own expensive >$3000 rabies shots PER PERSON in each household.

These TNR psychotics aren't even aware that if a cat already has rabies then a vaccine later DOES NOT cure it of rabies. It's already too late. This is why all wild-harvested animals of any type that can carry rabies and is intended for any sector of the pet-trade MUST, BY LAW, be quarantined for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS to be relatively sure that that animal is not already harboring the rabies virus. (Rabies' incubation period being on average from 21 to 240 days, up to 11 months. One rare case being 6 YEARS.)

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 10:52 PM

These are just the diseases 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, Bergeyella (Weeksella) zoohelcum, Campylobacter Infection, Cat Scratch Disease, 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] Sarcosporidiosis, Flea-borne Typhus, Tularemia, and Rat-Bite Fever can now also be added to that list.

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 10:54 PM

Google for: feral cat attack rabies

Don't be surprised at the number of search-hits you get or the horrendous stories that go with them. The number of suspected rabies cases and the then required mandatory rabies shots for each individual costing them well over $3000 out of their own pockets, has been growing as exponentially fast as cats breed. Ask a cat-feeder to pay for your shots and lost work-time and suffering? Neither they, nor shelters, nor the local government who supports TNR carry ONE PENNY of liability insurance for the deadly dangers they are bringing to their communities by allowing them to feed and TNR stray cats. Two recent reports even document rabid cats entering a home through their pet-door and one even came through their ceiling searching for human-supplied foods -- one attack so bad it required hospitalization for the family.

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 10:55 PM

But these TNR advocates, and the veterinarians and shelters and local government "officials" that support them? EACH AND EVERY ONE IS IN *DIRECT* *VIOLATION* OF WELL-ESTABLISHED *NATIONAL* & *INTERNATIONAL* *LAW*. They ALL need to be sued -- fast, hard and so deep that they never recover from it.

Now add on top of that that anyone who feeds these cats is training them to approach humans for food (contrary to them always claiming feral cats run from humans). What happens to the child or foolish adult that reaches down to pet or try to pick up that now seemingly friendly "cute kitty"? The wild animal lashes out and bites or scratches the hand that has no food for them.

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 11:00 PM

Anyone practicing TNR aren't obeying a REQUIRED BY LAW SIX-MONTH QUARANTINE for any animal when harvested from the wild and intended for any sector of the pet-trade. This is why rabid kittens are now being adopted direct from shelters; like this one (of hundreds), Google for: Rabid Kitten Adopted Wake County. The 10-14 day holding period for bite & scratch cases is ONLY meant to see if they were infectious at the time of the incident, but DOES NOT IN ANY WAY prove that that cat does not have rabies. The incubation period for rabies can be from 21 to 240 days. In some cases up to 11 months. One rare case being 6 years. This is why when you take your pet to another country they MUST quarantine your pet for a MINIMUM of 6 months to be relatively sure you are not bringing rabies into their country. Giving a rabies shot to an animal that already has rabies and has not been quarantined for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS FIRST does NOTHING to ensure that that animal does not have rabies!

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 11:11 PM

The utter hypocrisy, foolishness, stupidity, and astoundingly blatant ignorance of every last TNR cat-licker on earth can be summed-up in just one simple question:

If you believe that these MAN-MADE (through selective breeding) INVASIVE SPECIES CATS belong out in a non-native habitat, then why are you even bothering to sterilize them?

Stupid much?

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 11:16 PM

The term of "cat licker" is accurately and justifiably gleaned from the growing fad of people who are obsessed with cats and do everything to make their cats feel good, as naturally as possible, at the expense of all that is reasonable and sane.

They now lick their cats clean.

youtube****/watch?v=p9xmiOxsTWg

They see a cat fighting back from being washed in water as animal abuse, but the cat not fighting if they use their tongues, so they use their tongues instead to wash their cats.

Just another one of the many aberrant and mentally-ill behaviors of "cat lickers".

I cannot, in all honesty, EVER use the term "cat lover" again to describe them. People who love cats do not throw them under the wheels of moving cars or let them lap-up antifreeze in a gutter or let them be attacked by other cats and animals by letting them roam free. "Cat Lover" is an oxymoronic label. "Cat Licker" is the only one that accurately works today!

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 11:20 PM

People who force cats to defend their territory by attacking and fighting with other cats, causing serious injuries to the animals; are NO DIFFERENT than people who run inhumane dog-fight rings. They need to be convicted, fined, and incarcerated just as strongly and for just as many years in prison as anyone who is involved in animal-fight endeavors.

How are TNR cat-lickers any different?

They ARE NOT.

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 11:28 PM

No cat population anywhere has EVER been able to eradicate rodents. But native predators can -- easily. Many reptiles and the more voracious smaller mammals can destroy rodents at their very source. Your cats then destroy the valuable native rodent predators when your cats spot them, your cats destroying an even better rodent predator. Nice plan. So smart!

See how that works? No? Didn't think so. You'd need at least a high-school freshman level of education in biology to know this. Even children in elementary-school are aware of these things today.

Too bad that you people know so little about nature, ecosystems, and the real world. Or you wouldn't be making such silly claims -- just because generation upon generation of fools before you made the very same claims that were just as foolish then as they are now.

"If even 7 billion people are believing, saying, or doing a foolish thing; it remains a foolish thing."

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NatureAdvocate

May-22-13 11:33 PM

Cats are one of THE poorest rodent controllers of all. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of native species on every continent that are much better suited. On top of that, most cats run from rats.

Cats destroy all the native rodent predators, or displace (starve) them, and then the cats destroy only the rodents that they can find (key point). Guess what? Rodents don't reproduce in places where cats can get them. They reproduce in places too small for ANY cat to get to them. So what you end up with is a happy predator/prey balance of nothing but cats and rodents infesting your lands and homes.

When cats infect rodents with their Toxoplasma gondii parasite, this hijacks the minds of rodents to make the rodents attracted to where cats urinate. Cats attract rodents to where cats are. Further increasing the cat/rodent density of this happy predator/prey balance. It has been documented many many times. The more cats you have, the more rodents you get.

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NatureAdvocate

May-23-13 5:51 PM

The ONLY veterinarians and groups supporting the practice of TNR are those that financially benefit from all the money that PetSmart charities give as "seed money" cash-grants and pleas for donations by exploiting suffering animals. The more suffering cat-mouths they can all keep alive to torture to death by "attrition" and torture all wildlife to death with their cats, the more they all benefit. This is ONLY about the money made by letting cats and animals suffer to death.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HUMANE NOR ECOLOGICALLY CORRECT ABOUT TNR.

ALL respectable veterinarians and others with the least bit of credible education and morality speak out strongly AGAINST TNR. Educate yourselves about this morally reprehensible TNR "business".

Google for these postings (include the quotes for each full search-string):

"The TNR Con-Game"

"Be cautious about using any cats taken from outdoors for adoption"

Cats "Licensing and laws do no

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