Coney Island Conquered by Feral Cats

08/15/2011 3:11 PM |

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Feral cats have invaded Coney Island, taking up residence anywhere they can find it—in empty buildings, on private property, under the boardwalk, and under the hoods of cars, the Post reports. “The feral population there is tremendous; there’s a lot more that needs to be done,” the head of a group called Neighborhood Cats told the paper (which buried the lede—there’s a group in Coney Island called Neighborhood Cats?!) The paper says the “slow death of the amusement area” has given the cats free reign of the neighborhood; in January, a clan of gray cats hit the streets when their home, the Henderson Building, was demolished.

Too many cats, of course, lead to overpopulated animal shelters, where the unadopted animals are put down. So now would be the time to adopt a Coney Kitty and make sure it’s neutered! Or go catch some yourself; NYC Feral Cat is offering workshops in the coming weeks with such names as “Bottle Feeding and Care of Orphaned Kittens” and “Taming Feral Kittens 8 Weeks Old and Under.”

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  • Trapping and/or sterilizing and testing as a solution is a failed concept from Day-One.

    There are now about 150,000,000 INVASIVE-SPECIES feral-cats just in the USA, PLUS 86,000,000 pet-cats (60,000,000 of which are still allowed to kill all wildlife), this means the population is already oversaturated for a long time. Nobody wants more than 86,000,000 cats for pets. There’s only 311,000,000 people in the USA. 2+ cats exist for every 3 people, from infant to senior. Thanks to those who outlawed destroying them in a more efficient, often more-humane, and more cost-effective manner by shooting them. While they also promoted their slow, random-chance, inefficient, and failed trapping programs. TNR people (criminally animal-abusive and irresponsible cat-hoarders in reality) will claim trap and kill is also a failure, and they’d be right. The problem has always been the trapping, slowing things down far below cats’ breeding-rates.

    Keep in mind their exponential growth-rate. An average litter of 5 cats every 5-6 months (some say 3X’s a year), breeding as early as 6-months of age. 2 can become 42 (up to 252) cats in only 1 year. No amount of trapping them (if you could even get them all to enter traps), nor valuable resources (transport and vet costs, etc.), man-hours, nor money will ever catch-up to their growth rate. You have an ecological, human-health, animal-welfare, and financial disaster on your hands, ALL thanks to cat-lovers and TNR-advocates. The faster that cats are destroyed the better. Even using guns and having all stray and feral cats shot-on-sight we still might not be able to catch-up to their exponential growth. Not even until every last land animal (including humans) is gone from this earth, due to cats destroying the whole food-chain, with nothing but cannibalistic cats left walking the land. No exaggeration. Do the math. Ask any TNR group how many cats they’ve trapped. They haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the problem THEY CAUSED and are only exacerbating with their blatant lies and deceptions. Using the birth-rate [of (N/2) X 5)] every 6 months, guess how many feral-cats alone will be born just this year? 375,000,000 (1st gen) + 937,500,000 (2nd gen) = 1,312,500,000. This is of course if they only breed 2X a year and not 3X a year. Add in the original breeding population and you have 150,000,000 + 1,312,500,000 = 1,462,500,000. Yes, nearly 1.5 BILLION cats. Got enough traps? Got enough centuries to trap them all while they’re still breeding at exponential rates and still annihilating all wildlife? Trap-advocates cost you to lose the feral-cat-explosion race LONG ago.

    On advice of the sheriff, I alone was able to completely rid my land of ALL these INVASIVE-SPECIES feral-cats by shooting. Cats had annihilated the native food-chain for ALL native wildlife, destroying not only all the prey that their cats disemboweled and cruelly tortured for play-toys, but all the predators that depended on that prey, starving all native predators to death as well. (Now there’s REAL animal cruelty for you, caused by cat-lovers. They should all be in prisons for life.) Shooting cats is perfectly legal where I live, and is even a more humane method when done right than terrorizing trapping and animal-shelter methods. One moment they are happily stalking defenseless animals to cruelly torture again, the next they are dead and don’t even know what happened. Making your land 100% cat-free is something that cat advocates haven’t been able to solve nation-wide for 30-40 years. On my land only 1 person in only 2 seasons was able to accomplish what they couldn’t attain in decades. Why is that? It’s also been over a year since, guess how many replaced them. NONE. Another flat-out TNR LIE, their “vacuum effect”. What replaced them is all the wildlife THAT *WAS* HERE AND BELONGED HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. It’s time for you all to grow a spine and get enough strength-of-heart to do what needs to be done. If it’s not legal where you live then use the “SSS Cat Management Program”, for Shoot, Shovel, and Shut-Up. That’s legal everywhere in the world. It may be the only thing that saves us from this ecological disaster caused by spineless and ignorant lawmakers, as well as all the heartless and disrespectful cat-advocates that they defend. Don’t waste your time arguing with ignorant cat-lovers either, as I stupidly tried to do for 15 years. Just do what needs to be done FIRST. Only later, after you’ve made your land 100% cat-free should you take your time to try to educate the ineducable, as I am attempting to do now.

    The Feral-Cat Solution:

    Make new cat-ownership AND care-taking of feral-cats a felony, with fines and prison for anyone failing to comply until this ecological-disaster they created is brought under control by any and all means possible. Shoot-on-sight is without a doubt, the fastest, most humane, most economical (0.3 cent to 5 cents, a ONE TIME expense per cat, depending on ammo prices), and most effective method available. It’s how I was able to LEGALLY rid my own land 100% of this invasive-species nightmare. (NONE have returned, the TNR-advocates’ “vacuum effect” is a bald-faced lie. Native wildlife THAT BELONGED HERE replaced them.) This is the only method that doesn’t endanger nor harass any other animals, as frequently happens with non-discriminatory random-chance traps, and is also the ONLY method faster than cats can out-breed and adapt to. (Cats that learned to evade traps are the next generations to try to destroy.) If it’s not legal where you live then use the “SSS Cat Management Program” — SSS = Shoot, Shovel, & Shut-Up. Avoid use of poisons if at all possible, that once entered into the food-chain, will go on to destroy more of the very wildlife that you are hoping to save from destruction by cats. Whatever you do, please bury or incinerate the carcasses so all the deadly diseases that cats now carry won’t go on to further infect the native wildlife, nor any other humans that might come in contact with them. (Which now even includes the plague, Google that fun fact. Cats also pass their Toxoplasma gondii brain-altering parasites to your livestock through their cats’ feces, which is how it gets into the food-chain and people contract it from eating undercooked meats.)

    Following is some good documentation on the most humane ways to confront a feral-cat problem where you live, including the best firearms, air-rifles, and ammo required. Though avoid using their suggested slow and inefficient trapping methods that got us into the disaster that we have now. http://deenawinter.files.wordpress.com/201…

  • Here’s a Fun-Fact that trap-advocates fail to realize, in their infinite ignorance of animal-behavior and evolution.

    Those cats that have learned to evade all trapping methods are the next generations to survive. Ever hear the old adage, “If you invent a better mousetrap nature will just invent a better mouse.”?

    Now, thanks to the supreme stupidity and ignorance of trap-advocates, we have a race of freely roaming cats in all countrysides of every continent which are passing on their “how to survive” behavior to all their offspring, both genetically and behaviorally. The next phase of millions of feral-cats won’t even be able to be trapped. This is just how amazingly stupid trap-advocates are. You thought 150,000,000 feral cats (present USA est.) was bad? In colloquial terms, “You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!”

    There’s a reason the phrase “hunted to extinction” is so well-known in all cultures across all lands. It is the *ONLY* method that is faster than a species can breed and adapt to.

  • To dispel some other lies of cat-advocates … cats are NOT good rodent control. Due to cats spreading their Toxoplasma gondii parasites to rodents, any rodents infected with T. gondii are actually ATTRACTED to cat-urine. CATS ATTRACT RODENTS. If you want to attract rodents to your home, keep cats.

    The more you research, the more you find out how much of what cat-advocates spew is just easily revealed lies.

    If there’s one thing I learned in all of this, if a cat-lover is talking then they are lying.

    T. gondii also changes human behavior. It resides as permanent cysts in human minds where it is not only changing how humans behave and think during their whole lives but can even kill you at ANY TIME during your life if your immune-system becomes compromised. It can even lead to schizophrenia, and is now being linked to many forms of brain-cancers in humans.

    Their cats are now even spreading the plague:
    http://www.pagosasun.com/archives/2011/07J…
    http://outbreaknews.com/2011/07/29/colorad…

    So even their oft-spewed nonsense that cats could have prevented the plague in Europe is a lie. Cats would have actually made it WORSE.

    Educate yourself and you’ll quickly find that cat-lovers are just manipulative lies on top of deceptive lies on even more deceitful misinformation lies.

  • Cats are smart and make wonderful companions. They are loving creatures who deserve better. people like you are cruel and inhumane. Beware of karma. Seen it happen alot with people who were cruel to cats.