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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    My brother once had a cat named Dreyfus, who have been fixed but apparently could still spray - and occasionally did. He used to bring home live birds as well as dead ones. It was not unusual to have a pigeon of some kind occasionally flying around the house before we could capture it.
    You reminded me my dog ate them too - in one swallow omg. and a strange owl-like bird down on the ground in bushes at a hotel. One swallow and then she wiggled like crazy happy. Poor birds. In there digesting!

    The cartoon show Animals on HBO shows a mouse getting killed by the digestive process in snakes .... ugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    Mauser used to leave his kills by the front door but eventually he figured out that I wasnt gonna eat them so now he goes hog wild on his kills... he doesnt usually eat the heads tho for some reason so I guess thats my cut.
    they are good for him! I'm glad he eats them all now. my dog ate everything but the fur and as you see from my other post, ALL of the birds. Which was sad but good for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post

    An average-sized dog consumes about 360 pounds of meat in a year and about 210 pounds of cereal. Taking into account the amount of land it takes to generate that amount of food and the energy used, that makes your dog quite the carbon hound. A 2009 study by New Zealandís Victoria University of Wellington concluded that pet dogs have carbon paw prints double that of a typical SUV.
    Dogs do not kill NEARLY as much wildlife as cats do. Which was my point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    That's a stupid argument. Animals eating what nature designed them to eat is bad? I guess I should worry about what birds eat too, and what populations of worms and such they are destroying.

    I wish my cats would eat birds. I mean, I love birds, but it would be better diet for them than cat food. And I was fine with my dog eating possums for the same reasons, I just couldn't watch her do it, so I wouldn't let her at the end of a leash ....

    I'd have been fine with her eating rabbits (not someone's pet) for the same reason.
    The ONLY way you could POSSIBLY say this is a stupid argument is if you simply don't give a FUCK about the ongoing mass extinction that we are living in the midst of. Cats are directly responsible for exterminating HUNDREDS of bird species around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    Yes, but domestic cats are not 'exterminating' anything. Ferals are the ones killing more. To eat. so following that logic we shouldn't like any wild animal that eats. People are the ones driving species to extinction, not any other animal.
    You should not speak of 'logic', given your posts. Domestic cats kill MANY animals, including birds. MOST people with domestic cats allow their cats outside, and those cats then proceed to follow their natural predatory instincts. The population of cats in the world is MASSIVELY larger than it WOULD be, had humans not domesticated cats.

    Logic, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    You reminded me my dog ate them too - in one swallow omg. and a strange owl-like bird down on the ground in bushes at a hotel. One swallow and then she wiggled like crazy happy. Poor birds. In there digesting!

    The cartoon show Animals on HBO shows a mouse getting killed by the digestive process in snakes .... ugh!
    Oh yea, my dogs bring us birds all the time. My female can leap off the deck and get them mid air. They are crazy for birds. They will bring us nests even. Icky. One time we were out on a walk and she went after a wild turkey. Born killer that one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    If you want a companion animal, dogs are MUCH better for the environment than cats. Around the world, cats are exterminating many species. Check out the article about this in the most recent issue of The Atlantic....
    Dogs are bad for the environment as are cats, yet the global warming Nazis around the world have no problem with the billions that we have on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    You reminded me my dog ate them too - in one swallow omg. and a strange owl-like bird down on the ground in bushes at a hotel. One swallow and then she wiggled like crazy happy. Poor birds. In there digesting!

    The cartoon show Animals on HBO shows a mouse getting killed by the digestive process in snakes .... ugh!
    I saw a photo of a snake that had VERY unwisely tried to swallow a porcupine. Better dietary choices would have been my recommendation.

    I also once watched my mother's 130 pound German shepherd MUNCH a cat in one big bite. The cat always liked to TEASE my mother's enormous dog by walking along the fence between my mother's house and the neighbors' house. The dog would go nuts, running along this 8-foot-tall fence, barking at the cat. The fence HAD to be that tall, to keep the dog from simply jumping over it. One day, I was sitting out in my mother's sunroom, watching the antics of the dog and cat, when the cat suddenly fell off the fence. And in the WRONG direction. Into OUR yard. Musta been the cat's ninth life. I was halfway out of my chair when I heard the crunching bones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    Dogs are bad for the environment as are cats
    No, they're not. As I have ALREADY pointed out. DUH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    No, they're not. As I have ALREADY pointed out. DUH!
    One reason for his, BTW, is that dogs are not very 'efficient' as predators.....unless they get in a PACK. Individual dogs are rarely successful in catching a squirrel or a rabbit or a bird. Cats evolved as solitary predators, and are HIGHLY efficient predators, with a much higher success rate at catching and killing prey animals than solitary dogs.

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