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Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, cats, environment, protection, suffering )

Cher
- 540 days ago - secure3.convio.net
This action is ONLY for residents of Vermont.This bill, which purports to support an education campaign about impacts on birds, in fact ignores what scientists document as the largest impacts on bird and wildlife population decline: deforestation,



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Ellen G. (340)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 7:50 am
Vermont only
 

Teresa W. (682)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 7:51 am
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Vermont

We're sorry, but you cannot take action on this alert. This may be because the alert is restricted to specific states or to constituents of specific representatives, or because your address does not match a ZIP code we can properly map to your representative, or because your representative does not have a contact email address or webform.
 

Barbara D. (88)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 8:00 am
NS&S. LYNDON, VT 05849
 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 8:41 am
Thank you, Cher for this.
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 8:48 am

Thanks Barbara, for the information.

Oppose Anti-Feral Cat Bill

Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us.

Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Representative Thomas P. Terenzini
Representative Bob Krebs
Representative Kathryn 'Kate' Webb
Representative Willem W. Jewett
Representative David L. Deen
Representative Connie Quimby
Representative Jim McCullough
Representative Steve Beyor
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:00 am
Yes...deforestation is a huge problem....SO ARE OUTDOOR CATS!

Make no mistake...I love cats and have given a hope to probably twenty of them in my lifetime.

They've ALWAYS been totally indoor animals. I love birds too much to turn a predator on them...especially one which is a domesticated...NOT a ''natural" predator.
 

Brenda Nelson (3)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:06 am
Outdoor cats do kill birds, even a cat with a bell on a collar will learn how to kill birds, that is a fact. Cats can be allowed outside but have an enclosure, or "catio", to keep them away from killing birds.
HOWEVER humans kill birds too, deforestation, pesticides, office towers, and so forth are all major killers of birds, as we keep adding more people to our planet we know that nature slowly dies...
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:21 am
Vermont only
 

Manuel Papaminas (1)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:31 am
NOTED AND SIGNED
 

Penny C. (79)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:45 am
Vermount only.
 

Debbie Williamson (264)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:03 am
Noted.
 

. (4)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:27 am
Noted and signed thanks to Barbara! Thanks Cher.
 

Julie E. (345)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:31 am
Oppose Anti-Feral Cat Bill
Thank you for supporting us on this issue.
 

Ruth L. (296)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:44 am
Noted - Vermont only- Thanks Cher
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:48 am
Noted and signed with thanks to Barbara, and to Cher for posting.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:01 am
noted-thanks
 

. (0)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:12 am
done and thanks again Barbara for the info..::)
 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:26 am
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Vermont

They are so full of corporate propaganda!

Cats have been on the planet how many thousands of years with no significant bird decline???

Here is a thought for "science" to entertain- Birds eat seeds. Seeds are Genetically Modified with pesticides. Birds eat Genetically Modified seeds. Monsanto appears, and birds disappears. Go do a 7 trillion dollar "study" on that one!

 

naomi cohen (44)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:32 am
noted. thank you, cher.
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 12:06 pm
Noted & shared!
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 12:15 pm
The real killers of everything are in fact the humans!

Should we draft a worldwide bill to get rid of all humans for the benefit of Mother Earth (Gaia) ?
 

AniMae Chi (402)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:00 pm
Signed thanx to Barbara D.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:07 pm
US only; Unfortuntely.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:32 pm
S&N
 

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 4:48 pm
noted / signed
 

Thomas P. (468)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 5:39 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher (and Barbara for the VT City and Zip). To those who claim to love birds so much, the real reasons they are in decline have everything to do with climate change and development (all man made problems). Cats have always sought birds...that is not breaking news. To suggest contrary is to ignore science and nature (not to mention logic). Feral cats exist through no fault of their own, and efforts to demonize and demagogue them (and those who feed them) are not only inhumane but ignorant as well. Most of us who love cats also love birds and other animals as well (although clearly the reverse isn't always true). What most of us can do without are the haters, be they cruel, ignorant, or just plain stupid.
 

Sandi C. (242)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 6:53 pm
noted i live in Il. can't sign.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 6:59 pm
S & N! OK Cher, I decided to be covert...couldn't help myself where "CATS" are concerned. BTW, my short time in VT was well spent...That was a joke...Hope you got a chuckle out of it! :))
Best to you,
Elaine
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:34 pm
noted but I don't live in Vermont.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:37 pm
Cats are wonderful animals; domestic and wild.
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:14 pm
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Vermont

We're sorry, but you cannot take action on this alert. This may be because the alert is restricted to specific states or to constituents of specific representatives, or because your address does not match a ZIP code we can properly map to your representative, or because your representative does not have a contact email address or webform.

I love cats and have rescued many over the years.
 

Michelle S. (457)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:26 pm
I oppose any legislation demonizing cats or any other animals. It's a shame I can't let these morons know this. Not a Vermont resident, but a supporter nonetheless.
 

jo M. (3)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:43 pm
I've read cats are the number 1 human related cause of bird deaths. I believe it. They are seriously efficient killing machines. Hiding your head in the sand regarding these kitty proclivities will do nothing to help cats or birds. What most of us really can do without, Thomas, are those who deny the truth in favor of thinking with their emotions instead of their brains.
 

caroline s. (79)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:51 pm
can't sign :-(
 

kye j. (41)
Monday March 11, 2013, 12:10 am
Signed LYNDON, VT 05849
 

trina firey (9)
Monday March 11, 2013, 12:35 am
Cats kill birds and dogs kill cats & rabbits and birds kill worms...Murderers!
But cats have gone too far by endangering their prey! Congress must propose to educate the US like
Vermont is acting to educate its residents... Vermont: You've earned an "A"
How ABSURD!

If something is dying in your neighborhood, I suggest you look to the #1 suspect-man. He is constantly, insidiously and needlessly killing things all around us, the depth of which, we can't imagine...
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Monday March 11, 2013, 12:49 am
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 1:38 am
noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:20 am
It's a matter of the rule of the nature
 

Tanya W. (47)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:13 am
Noted and signed thank you Barbara.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:29 am
Noted. I live in Tx. Wouldn't let me sign.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:36 am
Jo M..."I've read cats are the number 1 human related cause of bird deaths. I believe it" I have no idea what that means. Cats are a "human" related cause of bird deaths...really? For your information, humans kill almost 4 times more birds than do cats. Development and climate change are moving birds out of their normal habitats. And to respond to your condescending comments about my comments, they were made with my brain, with my head clearly above sand and with science and logic on my side, although I can't speak to where others' head are when they may offer comments. Thanks for the unsolicited advice though. Let me give you some...don't believe everything you read, because whatever you are reading, the author or authors are taking you for a long ride.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:37 am
We're sorry, but you cannot take action on this alert. (Didnt even let me try to type anything,so I couldnt use any address) Thanks!
 

paul m. (93)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:45 am

Signed
 

paul m. (93)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:47 am

noted...not signed
 

Karen Avery (118)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:09 am
This is terrible!!
 

paul m. (93)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:17 am
I don't live in Vt,,
but I signed ...... use VT 05751 or find Hotels in Vt..for zip-code.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:58 am
Only VT residents can sign. I hope the bill doesn't pass to law.
 

Sara W. (110)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:31 am
Noted.
 

Emma S. (227)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:34 am
Thanks, Cher - all done, thanks to Barbara's info: LYNDON, VT 05849
 

Shirley S. (174)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:57 am
Noted & signed as Lyndon VT 05849
 

Valerie Disle (66)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:15 pm
USA Only
 

jo M. (3)
Monday March 11, 2013, 10:47 pm
Yes, Thomas, humans are directly responsible for cats being out there killing birds,for allowing them free access to birds, for not keeping cat numbers under control, just as they're responsible for the windows and wind turbines and habitat destruction and hunting and deliberate poisoning and other things which kill birds. I'd have to guess that the authors know much more about it than you do. Pointing out the truth about cats does not make one a hater, cruel or ignorant, but it does help to know where the problems exist so that something can be done about it.
 

Tal H. (8)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 3:37 am
signed!!
 

Carol Bischoff (377)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:36 am
noted.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7:05 am
A lot of this stuff about cats was spread by the American Bird Conservancy using a very small survey of cats with attached cameras and all the 'wildlife' they killed (which included worms as wildlife if you can believe it) and then ridiculously extrapolated times many millions. Bad science. Bad survey. Bad extrapolation.

I'm a cat lover and bird lover.

I'm pretty sure the American Bird Conservancy supports the lethal demise of outdoor cats and rejects the idea of trap, neuter, spay.

Perhaps all truck drivers and car drivers should stop driving because they kill birds on highways galore, either flying or alongside the roads. Include people who use trains and planes for transportation, People who use insecticides or rodenticides, which kill birds who eat the insects or rodents. Lots of other examples.
 

Latoya Brookins (23)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7:08 am
If I lived in Vermont I'd sign it.

I love cats! Humans have made this world so unsafe for all species. How dare we point blame for anything on another species after everything we've done?
 

Thomas P. (468)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 9:35 am
Jo M., again, respectfully, I never suggested I "knew more than" the "authors" you are referring to. What I am suggesting is that they and their "study" cannot be taken at face value, as they have a vested interest in the results of their "study," which has been called, among other things, "junk science" by pieces in the New York Times as well as respected animal welfare organizations, not the least of whom is The Humane Society of the United States, which advocates for all animals, not just cats. The demonization and demagoguery of cats, and advocating for the preservation of one animal at the unnecessary expense (and the killing) of another most certainly makes one a hater (make no mistake about it...that's what is being suggested). And to spend taxpayer dollars for legislators to take up this cause is, in my opinion, very stupid. Moreover, what makes people ignorant is not understanding the methodology of, and the parties conducting, a particular study (as Kenneth L has correctly identified). Again, the truth about humans is that they kill about 4 times more birds than do cats. The fact that cats hunt birds is nothing new and has nothing to do with humans....it's about nature. I've tried to educate myself based several studies and the application of science and logic and suggest others might be better served to do the same before attacking others citing a study that has been largely repudiated by many neutral animal welfare organizations.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 9:43 am
True, true, Thomas.

And I just want to make a slight correction to my post above, it should be TNR (trap, neuter/spay, release). The feral/stray cat is trapped, fixed, then returned back outdoors. Obviously the best thing would be if you could adopt it into a loving home, but at the least if TNR is used it will reduce their reproduction rate and numbers.
Otherwise you will be giving license to anyone to kill any cat they come across outside---shoot, lethal trap, bludgeon, poison, etc.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 4:44 am
Vermont only, noted
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:54 am
Sorry, US only!!! Tahnks Cher
 
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