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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Hey are you alive down there?
    http://cheezburger.com/7000780032

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    My cat never goes outside, except in the screen room.
    She manages to kill every little lizard that gets in, though.
    (brown anoles mostly)

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Cats may be more deadly than thought, they spread toxoplasmosis that may make us crazy.
    Dont let people make you feel lazy
    if you refuse to clean the litter pan of sweet Daisy.

  4. Masterius

    Masterius said, over 1 year ago

    Normally I never reply to editorial cartoons, because I feel that editorialists deserve the right to their own, individual opionions, too. However, Based upon the timing juxtaposition between this cartoon and the issuance of a so-called ‘report’ regarding cats being responsible for killing ‘millions of small animals’ , I would like to ask Mr. Danziger if he was aware of the following:

    The headline of the online article read: “Staggering Stats: Cats Kill Billions of Animals a Year”

    Then the middle of the article states: "For this broader analysis . . . estimated that around 84 million owned-cats . . . many of which are allowed outdoors.

    Based on an analysis of past studies, the researchers estimated . . .

    But the major scourges for wildlife were not those free-ranging, owned-cats, but instead feral and un-owned cats that survive on the streets. Each of those kitties — and the team estimates . . ."

    Estimates . . . estimates . . . estimates . . . estimates are not statistics. And if you are going to ‘estimate’, give us the numbers and methodology for which you used to derive said estimates.

    “many of which are allowed outdoors” . . . Really? Define “many”. 5%? 50%? And again, where is the source of this conclusion?

    Thanks for you patience.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @Masterius

    New Zealand was the reason the report was cited recently.
    Islands like New Zealand, Hawaii, and such have birds, small mammals, and reptiles that evolved with no predators. A couple of cats can breed and wipe out entire species.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    I was visiting a neighbor when I heard a strange noise. It took a few seconds to realize why a squirrel should sound odd.
    .
    Cats as pets for the last 12 years and have not heard a squirrel in all that time.
    Used to be lots of them. Furry rats is what they are.

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “I have known some horses and a good many more pigs who I believe harbored evil intent in their hearts. I will go further and say all cats are wicked, though often useful. Who has not seen Satan in their sly faces?”
    – Mattie Ross, True Grit (Charles Portis)

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    THE number ONE cause of the loss of our passerine birds has been predation by “domestic” cats, many gone feral. Cats are HUNTERS, all of them, as the report points out. My cat does have a bell that warns some birds, but she’s still going hunting if she goes out. In the house, the “hunting” between her and my dachshund has a less violent ending to each “hunt”.


    BTW, human destruction of habitat is the number TWO cause of species lost in passerines, but number one cause for most mammal, reptile, and many other avian species, like raptors, and aquatic birds dependent on marsh or wetland habitat. Migrants are also in serious trouble, from hummingbirds to geese (an butterflies) because WE are wiping out habitat. (and yes AGW is part of that!)

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    What rescue organizations do around here is caapture feral cats in those spring loaded cages, neuter them, cut a little triangle out of their ear, and return them to the suburbs.
    It doesn’t save too many prey animals at first.
    A couple of times I called and reported dead white pelicans to the organization that picks them up and tries to find out why they died.
    I was told it might be touching two power lines with their wide wing spread and being electrocuted

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    I am around home more today because the wind is so bad I don’t want to risk bicycle riding or even driving because people are zig zagging all over the roads.
    25 mph winds with frequent gusts to 34 or 36 depending on which airport you choose for data.
    The good news is it is 77 degrees.

  11. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What you need to do is introduce two or three breeding pairs of coyotes into the habitat. They’ll take care of your feral cat problem, and your songbirds will come back. It seems to be working out that way in Golden Gate Park (not by design, though; the coyotes found their way here on their own).

  12. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    Yes they odd. But I love my cats. After my family I love my cats more than anyone.

  13. countoftowergrove

    countoftowergrove said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Actually the number one reason is one of their own when Eugene Schlieffelin introduced 60 pairs of common starling into Central Park in 1880. Their offspring have encroached on almost all the habitat of native passerine birds than anything else.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @olfart

    Not sure what’s funnier- you waking up to “THE STARE”, or you referring to her as, “my wife’s cat”. Animals sometimes have an amazingly clear allegiance!

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Countoftowergrove: Well aware of the starling plague, they’re thick here, and maybe part of the loss of our evening grossbeaks. We went from thousands of them to only 5-10 in an entire migration. Yep, starlings are smart, destructive pests, just like so many introduced species.

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