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Response to DetlefK (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 7, 2017, 11:35 AM

32. Just wow.

'feral dogs running down their streets? Feral cats? Racoons? Rats? Pigeons?
Because they attack people, because they transmit diseases, because they rummage through garbage, because they shit everywhere.'

And when was the last time you were attacked by a 'feral dog, feral cat, raccoon, rat and pigeon?' You are arguing just like many of the people on Fox news do. You get a minor 'truth' that is not a rampant issue, and you are sticking it with a bunch of untruths to drive your point home. If rampant issues based on interactions with wild animals actually existed, you wouldn't have to 'lie' and say "We are being attacked by feral cats, dogs, raccoons and rats".

And on that note, Feral dogs and cats are a problem caused by humans introducing them to an environment that did not have them in the first place. Just like the mouse / rat problems in Australia. We are disproportionately disrupting the natural order of things. Even by our very existence and incredible growing birth rate.

In Los Angeles, thousands of native bird species are extinct due to the 'feral cat' issue that you so readily brought up to defend your issue. Outside of getting a 'shot' at the doctor's office, I don't think there were any deaths due to feral cat attacks.. I could be wrong. But the problems started by human carelessness is far worse than us getting 'attacked by wild animals'.

Seriously. It's not a romantic view at all. It's pragmatic as far as the debate goes. People want to breed pets when we have so many in shelters? Fine them. People want to leave their pets roaming in the streets? Fine them. Heavily. Racoons, possums, rats and birds. Leave them the f! alone. Racoons visit my yard all the time, and I see a few of them show up with missing limbs, limping along. I have gone after people who leave traps that severely dismember these animals. It is their home just as much as ours, if not more so. They were here first.

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