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#16 Growled

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:11

What a purrfect idiot. There are too many birds to start with.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:19

He should also consider eradicating birds so we can save the worms.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:19

This is as moronic as the U.S. proposed gun ban.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:21

Won't happen. It's a retarded idea.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:29

There are too many birds to start with.


According to whom?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:45

According to whom?


Me. :p

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:56

Me. :p


Oh. I thought there was some study that said birds were over-breeding or something. Haha. :p

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:20

you guys understand most of the birds in question at risk are endangered and critically endangered right? as well as flightless

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:24

Uh oh, RemixedCat isn't in NZ is she. :cry:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:50

Uh oh, RemixedCat isn't in NZ is she. :cry:


LOL! Good one.

Back to the subject, no I don't think any country should have the right to ban any animal. My mom's cat Checkers catches mice in her house and kills them. Without a cat, the rodent population will increase and have the potential to damage the house's interiors.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:56

should invites owls to NZ control the wild rodent population.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:19

I've lost count of the number of my birds that have been killed by cats.

Just as feral as rodents IMO. Annoys the hell out of me when people let their cats roam free at night.

But hey, my birds don't count I suppose, even though it costs me money to get a license to keep them. Can't upset the cat owners though can we?

If dog owners have to keep their animals locked up, why not cat owners?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:28

Why would we exterminate something to keep something from being exterminated? More specifically - why would we choose to reward the weaker species when Evolution (that has proven to work so well) rewards the strongest?

This is the way things have worked forever, why don't we just exterminate Humans? We ruin everything far worse than any Cat, Lion or Sabre-toothed Tiger can.

Get over yourself Gareth Morgan. You don't like Cats, we get it, **** off.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:37

Why would we exterminate something to keep something from being exterminated? More specifically - why would we choose to reward the weaker species when Evolution (that has proven to work so well) rewards the strongest?

This is the way things have worked forever, why don't we just exterminate Humans? We ruin everything far worse than any Cat, Lion or Sabre-toothed Tiger can.

Get over yourself Gareth Morgan. You don't like Cats, we get it, **** off.


Well of course, why should we protect native animals when the introduced varieties are better hunters. Won't be long before the native species are in the same boat as said sabre toothed tigers. Much rather see native animals than spoilt furry predators. If you don't think they are predators by nature, you are being delusional.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:38

Why would we exterminate something to keep something from being exterminated? More specifically - why would we choose to reward the weaker species when Evolution (that has proven to work so well) rewards the strongest?


Cats are introduced species, they aren't part of the natural ecosystem. They come in and wreck havoc on the local populations that haven't evolved to defend/hide/outsmart/outwit/survive this predator. Kiwis for example can't even fly, what defence would they have?

Evolution isn't always about brute strength or force. Arguably, it rarely is. But That is a much bigger issue/topic to cover.



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