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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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Driving, Friends, and Prince: R A V E N S A large ablack passerine bird. Found across the North ern Hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of l cor vids. There are at least eight subspecies with little varia tion in appearance, although recent research has demon- strated significant genetic dif ferences among populations from variousregions. a Welsh prince who had fought against nglish for Welsh freedom, and then dis- peared when his capture seemed inevi able. He is a driving force behind most of the characters in The Raven Cycle, each of them having different reasons for seeking him. His symbo is the raven, and he was commonly known as the raven king 15- IAGLIONBY gliony Aadem boys school locate nHeprietta, rginia. Thot is ich has fgiven rise to the moniker "raven boys for the students. On or make a Aen out of papier-maché or other craf swoop the colossal flo . . e a ns air, III. CHAINSAW Chainsaw is Ronan Lynch's pet raven. It is revealed at the end of The Raven Boys that Ronan brought back the baby bird from his dreams. Through- out the series, Chainsaw is often described as occupying Ronan's shoul- der and she is known to perch on the arms onan's friends brekkerskaz: @ravencyclenetwork search: objects, symbols, or motifs↳ ravens Noah’d had this dream about ravens fighting and battling. He said they were all different colours and sizes and shapes, and he was inside them, and they were, like, swirling around him. So they’re swooping and careening and there’s nothing but ravens, nothing but dreams all around you.

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Bad, Bad Day, and Family: coolben94 Dear past self, When u cut off ur hair mom wont be that mad and you dont have to run away. From Ben (that's you) Source: coolben94 just going to vent here for a lil' bit if you don't mind. im really really struggling at the moment which is probably no secret because whenever i think im going to do something stupid, i post a sad caption and then i get sad about posting a sad caption because i don't want to make other people sad :-( 2017 has been the worst year of my life so far. I've hit a low point and i feel like im stuck in it. i know a way out of it but the only way out could either make my life amazing or make things so much worse than it already is. that thing would be to come out as trans to my mum but right now it's not even an option because my home life is extremely bad no matter how much i deny it. my friends are really good like they notice when im feeling down and i could look them dead in the eyes and say im fine but i know for a fact they see right through me. this year ive had many times where ive questioned living and to be honest im still questioning it (i really am not saying this for attention, i just need to vent so don't feel the need to swoop in at me ). today particularly was a bad day because i got home from a holiday that i really wasn't enjoying because of how im feeling inside, to be purposely locked out my house and then when i phoned my mum to apologise (i didn't do anything wrong but it was the only way she'd let me in) she put me on speaker in front of some of my family and i could hear them all making fun of me and it made me feel like shit. so you kinda see where I'm at. I can't do anything because I'm not in the right situation to do it and i know im in denial about how bad things are at home. for the depressing stuff that i don't really like to talk about, i really need to see a professional so im going to attempt to persuade my mum again tomorrow. also (on a different note) i have a lisp (many people do) and when I was young it was really bad but i went to speech lessons and its sorta okay now but recently (due to my lisp making things hard to say) i have been stuttering on many words and sentences and i think im developing a minor stammer. congratulations if you read this far and partially understood what i was saying. Love you all - Finn 🐢
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