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Abc, Being Alone, and America: . Outdoor cats face danger from cars, disease, predators and cruel humans Domestic cats DO NOT belong outdoors as they're not a natural part of our ecosystem. They're a genetically modified species & a non-native, invasive predator Cats kill up to 3.7 billion birds 20.7 billion mammals, 800 million lizards and 300 million frogs every year. . Domestic pets like dogs & ferrets & even exotic pets like snakes & lizards do not roam free & hunt outside. Why should cats? A 2011 study indicates that cats have caused the extinction of 33 species of birds, mammals and reptiles kaijutegu: fantasticbeastsandhowtokeepthem: wildlife-rehabilitator: hotcommunist: withgoldenfire: hotcommunist: findchaos: wildlife-rehabilitator: Some of you may have seen my reply to a post and the ask I received about outdoor cats, so here is a little infographic about outdoor cats. Don’t let your cats outside.Don’t let your cats outside.Don’t let your cast outside. No exceptions. Nope, I don’t care if Muffles is super-special and adventurous. Nope, still don’t care that it’s different where you live. Please refer to the original bullet points.  (*gets ready to hit ‘Block’ on a thousand angry cat owners*) this is a mess have you gobshites genuinely never fucking heard of farm cats jesus wept, if i never see another fucking townie animal rights activist it’ll be too fucking soon. the current political system we live under doesn’t give a fuck about nature. wildlife charities have had a huge downward swoop in donations due to the recession caused by the powers that be, fracking is being done on national parks and nature reserves, roads are hastily built through wildlife rich areas and adequate warning signage is not provided… but no, it’s us ordinary people and our pesky outdoor cats that are the cause of…extinct….species…? really? is this the hill u want to die on OP??? get back 2 me I’m not refuting that humans kill far more animals than cats do, but over a billion animals are killed annually in the US by outdoor cats. That’s also a huge problem. I’m also aware that wildlife rescue organizations are losing donations - I’m the vice president and co-founder of a 501©(3) non-profit organization and not only do we scrape by on small donations while dozens of animals come in a month, many of which are injured by cats. We just had to euthanize a yearling squirrel because it was mauled by a cat and had full hind-end paralysis from the attack. Believe me, I understand. “An estimated 60 to 88 million cats are owned in the US and an estimated 60 million more are feral… While loss of habitat is the primary cause of extinction, cats are responsible for the extinction of 33 species of birds worldwide. Cats kill an estimated 480 million birds per year (assuming eight birds killed per feral cat per year.)” That is a grossly conservative number, and only accounts for feral cats, not outdoor pets. And that’s just birds. Plus the other wildlife that are killed by cats annually. Here’s another resource, a smaller scale research program called Kitty Cams: “Hunting cats captured an average of 2 items during seven days of roaming. Carolina anoles (small lizards) were the most common prey species followed by Woodland Voles (small mammals). Only one of the vertebrates captured was a non-native species (a House Mouse).” From the same group: “44% of cats were witnessed stalking or chasing prey; 30% captured wildlife.” An article from Mental Floss, sources listed at the bottom of the article:  “84 million House cats in the United States 4 to 18 Birds killed by a typical house cat every year 8 to 21 Small mammals killed by a typical house cat every year 30 million to 80 million Free-roaming, feral cats estimated to be living in the United States. They either survive alone or live in colonies. In Washington, D.C., for example, there are estimated to be some 300 outdoor cat colonies. 23 to 46 Birds killed by each feral cat every year 129 to 338 Small mammals killed by each feral cat every year 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion Total birds killed by America’s cats every year 15 Percentage of all bird deaths estimated to come at the hands — er, paws — of cats 6.9 billion to 20.7 billion Total small mammals killed by cats every year” From a report on ABC News: “Cats are responsible for the deaths of 1.4 to 3.7 billion birds and 6.9 to 20.7 billion mammals every year, according to research conducted by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” From the American Bird Conservancy: “If we extrapolate the results of this study across the country and include feral cats, we find that cats are likely killing more than 4 billion animals per year, including at least 500 million birds.” (Also you’re putting your cat in unnecessary danger from tons of different threats by letting them outside unsupervised. So even if you don’t wanna give a shit about wildlife, maybe try giving a shit about your cat’s health life.) (Also farm cats are often not treated well, not provided with proper veterinary care, and there are other options for rodent control that doesn’t put other wildlife in as much danger) also consider: this is 100% something that you, as an individual, can do to mitigate some of the natural disaster that is the anthropocene. We’re on track to lose something like 80% of global biodiversity by the end of the century, and there’s almost nothing that your average citizen can do about it. But keeping your cats inside to help preserve local biodiversity and mitigating the damage that ferals do is actually something that you can do. 
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Animals, Church, and Energy: BABA VANGA Vangella Pandeva Dimitrova spent most of her life in the Kozhuh Mountains in Bulgaria. She was left blind in her early youth after surviving a tornado that tossed her about 400 meters with the eyes full of dust and sand. She predicted the beginning and end of WWII, the sinking of the Russian Submarine Kursk, the September 11 attacks, the disintegration of the USSR, the Chernobyl chemical disaster, the day Stalin would die and even the date of her own death: August 11th 1996 85 years old. This is the list of her predictions for the coming years: 2018: China becomes the world's new Great Power 2023: The Earth's orbit will have a slight change 2025: Europe will have serious demographic issues 2028: A new source of energy is developed. Hunger slowly becomes a new problem for humanity 2033: Ice from the poles starts melting and the seas increase their levels. 2043: Economy in the whole world improves a great deal. In the meantime Muslims rule Europe. 2046: Any human organ can be mass-produced and changing old organs for new ones becomes a trend in medicine. 2066: Muslim-occupied Rome will be attacked by the USA with a weathed- modificated weapon 2076: The world will adopt Communism 2084: Climate begins to be restored 2088: A new disease is born: people get old in matter of seconds 2097: This terrible disease has a cure 2100: A man-made artificial sun shines the dark side of the earth 2111: People become robots 2123: A great war between small nations takes place. The most important countries will be involved 2125: Signals from the space are received in Hungary (Aliens) 2130: Human Colonies are formed beneath the sea 2164: Half-human animals are borm 2167: A new religion is created 2170: Great draught 2183: A colony in Mars becomes a nuclear nation and requests to become independent from the Earth 2187: Two great volcano eruptions are successfully prevented 2195: Human colonies beneath the sea evolve. Food and energy are abundant 2196: The mix between Asians and Europeans is completed 2201: The sun slows down. Temperatures in the planet decrease 2221: In the search for extraterrestrial life, humans find something horrible 2256: Lost space ship returns to earth carrying a terrible disease 2271: The laws of physics change 2273: Due to the mix between Asia and Color people a new "raze" is born 2288: Time-travel is created. New contact with aliens 2291: The sun changes again and shines again 2296: A strong Solar Storm changes gracityon Earth. Old space stations and satellites fall 2299: In France, a guerilla movement rises against the Islam 2302: The laws and secrets of the universe are revealed 2304: The secrets of the moon are revealed 2341: Something terrible from outer space is approaching the earth 2354: Accident in the artificial sun leads to draught 2371: The great famine 2378: A new raze appears 2480: The earth in darkness 005: War in Mars. Planets change their orbit 797: Everything on the face of Earth dies, but humans are able to start life in a new solar system 803: The new planet is scarcely populated. Contact between humans is not common. The different weather conditions mutates them 3805: War between humans over resources. Half of them die 815: The war is over 854: Humans live like beasts 871: A new prophet teaches people about values and religion 874: This prophet receives help from all of the population and a new church is created 878: This church teaches new science 4302: Science is deeply developed. Scientists discover everything about diseases 4304: A way to defeat any kind of disease is found 4308: Due to previous mutation, mankind uses more than the 34% of their brain. No sense of hatred or malice exists 4509: Mankind finally reaches the perfect level of development and is able to contact God 4599: Humanity becomes immortal 5076: The limits of the Universe are reached. No one knows what is next 5078: The limits of the Universe are passed. More than 40% of the population is against it 5079: END OF THE WORLD srsfunny: Greatest Spoiler Of Humanity’s History

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Africa, Animals, and Bitch: Nassim B. 4 months ago I had a cat that used to sleep with me, and once she had given birth to 4 kittens, she brought them to me at night to bed, so I got scared to smash them by accident and went to sleep downstairs in the living room, after 10 mins she comes to sleep with me, then goes upstairs and bring her kittens one by one. can we call that trust? Reply 5201 themiscyra1983: flowercrownsnstuff: awanderingpig: claricechiarasorcha: meggannn: how can ppl say cats are heartless tbh I once stayed at a game reserve in South Africa, and they had three cheetahs – two males and one female. The boys stuck together (they were brothers), but female cheetahs are solitary, save for when they are raising cubs. Which is hard work for cheetahs, because they don’t/can’t den, she’s working constantly to protect/move her cubs, as well as feeding both them and herself. Now, these cheetahs ARE in a private reserve, but they’re still essentially wild. But they are more or less accustomed to the presence of people. And this cheetah, Ketswiri, got very badly injured in her leg one time, which usually would be fatal to a cheetah. The staff at the reserve helped her. Another time, she was starving, and they provided her a fresh antelope carcass. And she remembered this, because the science officer was telling us how one time he was watching Ketswiri and her cubs, and she wandered over and dumped all her cubs at his feet, and walked off. Like “watch my kids, I need some me time.” And he was panicking like COME BACK I CAN’T BABYSIT YOUR KIDS WTF Half of the comments are about cats giving birth on top of or next to their owners and I’m not crying at all it’s so funny though because domesticated cats are aggressively social in raising their young so basically op’s cat was like bitch these are your kids too, where tf you think you’re going??? Cats, particularly housecats, are extremely social animals. Feral cats often form colonies and will co-parent each other’s kittens. And they get along with human beings so well in part because they share our ability to form close social ties across species lines. With dogs, with birds, with primates…with us. When cats come to live with us, we become part of their colony. Which is why cats will allow their humans to handle their kittens, and will often tolerate their humans’ children even if they would never put up with strangers.This is a species that chose us. That noticed that our habits attracted their prey, and that we, in turn, were drawn to them. That we would offer food, and warm, safe places to sleep, and plenty of help with grooming. There’s a very compelling argument that cats domesticated themselves, and to some degree, domesticated us.Cats are freaking amazing.
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Cats, Chill, and Energy: Stray cat sneaks into zoo enclosure, finds another cat... star-anise: fozmeadows: reajeasa: roachpatrol: rhube: BABIES!!! so the best thing about this is that bobcats, like just about every feline besides lions and domestic cats, are pretty solitary. they don’t really have friends. they aren’t really equipped to make friends.  domestic cats, on the other hand, do know how to make friends. they are friendly to the point that lots of feral cats live in colonies— the females hang out together, even raise kids together, and the males like to spend nonsexual time with their baby mommas. they groom each other, play around, and have a particular tail position to signal to one another— straight up with the tip curled— that they’re friendly and happy to see each other. cats learned how to be chill with each other in order to take full advantage of human food sources: an ancient granary supplies enough rats for a lot of cats, as does a modern lady with a big bag of frisky bits, so it would be a waste of time and energy for any one cat to try and stake the entire foodsource out for exclusive use. less fighting means more eating and resting which means a longer, nicer life and a lot more kittens.  so this stray cat, she obviously has no colony if she’s wandering around and sneaking into zoo enclosures, so she’s like ‘hey! there’s food here! what up, other cat, let’s be friends, let’s be friends and share that food’. and the bobcat is like ‘??????’ because actually wild cats are pretty cautious about initiating hostilities and anything new and aggressive makes them very worried. and the domestic cat is like ‘haha cool, ok, we’re friends now, big guy. no problems.’ and the bobcat is like ‘????? well…?? ok?’ and then they are friends.  the super interesting thing about most wild cat species is they don’t really have the capacity to make friends on their own, especially outside of sibling bonds, but, if someone comes along and does all the friend-making themselves, they’ll totally roll with it. zoo cats can get really attached to their caregivers— or, in this case, a very confident little calico demonstrating exactly why her species has been so darn successful over the last nine thousand years .  so anyway that is the best thing: bobcats are not equipped to make friends, but luckily for this bobcat this homeless lady did not give any shits and made friends anyway. and now they are both happy.  #THE FACT THAT THE KEY TO DOMESTIC CAT’S SUCCESS IS THAT THEY LEARNED  #THE MEANING OF FRIENDSHIP #IS A FUCKING HOOT I will never be over the floofpaws of the bobcat attempting loafstance in that first picture OH MY GOOOOOOOD LOOK A VIDEO OF THEM GROOMING AND HEADBUTTING EACH OTHER!!!
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