A quite hilarious posting by none-other than the demented leader of Vox Felina itself (found here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/... ):
(Comments were closed there so I couldn't reveal this mentally-deficient basket-case for the fool that s/he really is.)
>But I have a serious question regardless of where anyone stands on TNR. How would one go about euthanising tens of millions of outdoors cats?
You fool, that's what shotguns, rifles, and handguns are for. You know, the "SSS Cat Management Program" that's sweeping the world--"Shoot, Shovel, and Shut-up". Legal EVERYWHERE, and there's not one thing that you nor anyone else can do about it.
>On Marion it took 19 years, and a lot of money to kill a few thousand cats.
The population of Marion must be really bad shots. I alone already shot up-toward 100 of them all by myself. Just five more this week alone. You're telling me the population of a whole island is that lacking in motor-skills? Sounds more like someone was raping the tax-coffers for 19 years. What's a few thousand? 3,000-4,000? It could have been all done in one season with 30-40 people like myself, just for the cost of the ammo. 19 YEARS? Total idiots must live there. Must be, or they never would have let the problem get that bad to begin with.
> How long will it take to kill tens of millions, and who will pay for it?
Hmmm ... let's do the math ... I alone disposed of about 60 to 100 cats already, in just 2 seasons. It would have been less if the mentally deficient cat-lovers in the area wouldn't keep adopting more every month (because they believe in the psychotic "vacuum effect" and must replace any that disappear, no doubt). You'd think the local humane-society would ask them the simple question, "What did you do with the last dozen cats we gave you? Make stew?"
Anyway... let's take the topmost estimate of feral cats in the USA being about 60,000,000 (some estimate 150,000,000). Now, considering they are rather sparse here, population-density-wise, and difficult to spot when they do roam free in all the woodland underbrush (but they do no less damage), let's increase the average of cats shot-dead in more densely populated areas to 100 cats per person per season. This means only 600,000 people in the USA, the population of a very small city, will have to get their marksman skill up to do away with ALL of them in just one short season. Now if everyone in the cities would put all those gangs to work, they already have guns, redirecting their energies ... we could be rid of ALL OF THEM IN JUST ONE SEASON! What a great summer-employment project for all gang members!! And they'll get their need to shoot something out of their systems! (But please, outfit them with shovels too, to bury all these disease infested cats so the dead cats can't do even more damage to all humans and wildlife.)
Who will pay for it? Every person desperate to get rid of the disaster you created. And of course we'll all have to sue every member of Alley Cµnt Allies and every other feral-cat group out there for everything they are worth before they are all thrown in prisons for their crimes against humanity and nature. That should buy at least a few more rifles and boxes of bullets. As well as stop them from destroying any more species and environments and spreading deadly diseases to all. A box of 100-rounds of .22's costs about $8 (less in bulk, I have many thousands of rounds sitting here from a deal too good to pass up). How much does it cost you to deal with just ONE cat? It costs a rifle-owner only $0.08 per cat. Total expense, no further costs incurred after that. $0.08 X 60,000,000 = $4,800,000. Total one-time expense. The price of about 20 average homes. And that's for the highest estimate of how many need to be shot. Could be as low as 20,000,000 feral cats, 1/3rd the costs. Even better, those close-out deal bulk .22s I bought were only $15 for 5,000 rounds. That's only 0.3 CENT per cat! 3 dead cats per penny! It doesn't get more economical than that. With costs like those it would only cost $180,000 to get rid of 60,000,000 cats, less than the price of an average home. Solving ONE WHOLE CONTINENT of cat problems -- PERMANENTLY.
>Who will pay for the truckload of legal cases that will invariably arise when pet cats get mistaken for ferals?
What legal cases? If a cat is not inside someone's home it deserves to die. Clear-cut case. Simple. If they don't care about the well-being of their cats and that of everyone else's wildlife, nobody else should give one concern about their cats either. Or should everyone send you a bill to rent out their land for the use of YOUR cats? I charge $10,000 an acre per week per cat. Got the cash? The only legal case you need to be wondering about at this point is how you're going to have to defend yourselves against being charged with the crimes you've committed against all of nature and all of humanity.
>What are the unintended consequences we will need to prepare and budget for?
What budget? Getting rid of 60 to 100 cats here only cost 60 to 100 X $.08 (the cost of an average round for a .22). $4.80 to $8.00 for the mathematically challenged. Two cups of Starbucks coffee to get rid of 60-100 cats? These cat-solution costs seem highly economical to me, considering all the $BILLIONS in damage that cats cause every year. Not to mention all the costs in testing, spaying, neutering, transporting, and disposal of these useless wastes of flesh. (btw: Just so you know that I'm not hawking Starbucks here ... I tried Starbucks' brew once, spit it out and threw the cup in the trash, horrid stuff. I might as well have just torn up those dollars spent. Why would anyone drink that bilge-water more than one sip in their lives?)
>E.g. on Marion there now is a massive problem with an out of control mouse population - who eat bird eggs and kill chicks - and the South African government has indicated it does not have the millions of dollars it will cost to try and eradicate the mice.
I see, so your cats destroyed LESS birds than the mice did? Could you cite some proof in this matter? Got proof of mice eating birds eggs or killing their chicks? This I've GOT to see! "News at 11: Grain-eating mice mutate into MEAT EATING MONSTERS WITH JAWS BIG ENOUGH TO SWALLOW WHOLE EGGS!" LOL You must write articles for the National Enquirer no doubt. Mind if I rub your useless nose in a turkey, grouse, quail, or other ground-nesting bird's nest so you can see the REAL damage that cats do, up-close and personal? You psychotic lying cat-licking cµnt.
The solution? Breed as many resident native predators as they can, gray-foxes do wonders if they have them, they don't even eat farmers' poultry, or use a resident reptile or bird-of-prey that relishes mice as their primary food-source. It'll all eventually stabilize within a couple seasons. Are you telling me that the officials of this island are as brain-dead as you are? Probably. No, most assuredly.
>TNR is imperfect in many ways, and not feasible in many locations.
Not only imperfect, but a perfect waste of anyone's time and energy. Because you claim that 60,000,000 feral cats can't be killed on-sight even more easily. Just imagine the mountain of disaster that you have created with the meaningless few cats that you still let destroy all wildlife by setting them free again. You haven't even scratched the surface, yet you claim to have the solution. All of you are truly delusional. As they say colloquially, "You've got one oar out of the water." "You're spinning a wheel in the sand," "You're not firing on all cylinders." Not only is shooting them all a quicker, and a more cost-effective way, but it will actually solve ALL problems. Unlike your psychotic beliefs that perpetuate all problems on-ad-infinauseum.
>To posit something that is impossible to execute as an alternative to a flawed approach is either profoundly ignorant, or profoundly cynical.
Ah, about time that you looked at your TNR policies objectively.
>How about devoting resources to all the promising research aimed at developing non-invasive sterilization methods for feral and wild animals,
And how many years are we going to have to wait for this imaginary solution? Another two decades of failures, like TNR? Oh, and did you actually say that you want to sterilize WILD animals to protect your cats? You do realize don't you, every time that you use the word "feral" to describe a cat, you yourself are claiming and admitting that a cat is not a natural part of the environment of native animals.
>instead of pouring those resources into histrionic marketing campaigns predicting the Apocalypse Meow?
And this is going to solve the death and destruction of native wildlife by your disease-infested, invasive-species, killing-machines, how?
>Prophecies of the apocalypse have a very bad track record, and their prophets end up being ridiculed.
But you as a prophet for feral-cats won't be ridiculed, is that what you are saying?
Ahhhh.... now we get to the heart of the matter. Not only are you insane, you think you're a prophet. ROFLMAO!!!!!