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IMPORTANT: Putting a real scrunchie on your cat is dangerous for the cat (read on to find out why). Don’t do it! This article discusses a special, scrunchie-like product that is safer for cats. Please, for the safety of your feline, don’t just put any old thing around their necks.

Okay guys and gals, it’s time to dust off your scrunchies again! Not sure where you put them? They’re in that box in the back of your closet. Yeah, that one labeled, “scrunchies, banana clips, slap bracelets, and Swatches.” C’mon, it’s for the good of the birds!

Are we all gonna just sit here and pretend that this cat doesn’t look like the “Creepy, Thin Man” from Charlie’s Angels?

The Weird and Amazing Way Cats Wearing Scrunchies are Saving Wildlife in AustraliaABC

A two-year study out of Murdoch University in Western Australia, spearheaded by Ph.D student Catherine Hall, concluded that putting scrunchie-like collars on cats reduced the amount of native wildlife killed by 54 percent.

While the sudden appearance of a scrunchie in a cat’s repertoire could make it want to hit up Lalapalooza while sporting a pleather jacket from Contempo Casuals, thusly eliminating any spare time they had for indiscriminate hunting, the cause seems to be a bit more simple.

“You think this is gonna stop me from catching a bird? As if!”

The Weird and Amazing Way Cats Wearing Scrunchies are Saving Wildlife in Australia

 

Scrunchies, especially the more colorful ones, make cats more visible to birds. “Bright colors are very noticeable to songbirds, they should see the cats further away, allowing them to escape earlier,” Hall said. “Because it’s based on color and vision, cats won’t be able to learn how to make it stop working.”

Considering that a 2013 study by Environment Canada found feral and domestic cats to be the top cause of bird deaths across the country, coming in at 133 million avian fatalities, the desire to prevent this is an understandable one.

“I get that we’re trying to alert birds to my presence, but is having them laugh themselves to death at my appearance any better?”

The Weird and Amazing Way Cats Wearing Scrunchies are Saving Wildlife in Australia

Historically, cats have been able to figure out ways to thwart intended alert systems, such as bells on collars. Being the smart little buggers that they are, they just learned to move in a stealthier manner as to avoid the jingling which, in effect, made them even better hunters.

“Sometimes, I like to play ‘Stay’ over and over again. Lisa Loeb just gets me.”

The Weird and Amazing Way Cats Wearing Scrunchies are Saving Wildlife in AustraliaBirds Be Safe/Twitter

There’s no working around looking super fly, however, and that’s great news for the birds, reptiles and amphibians who will be alerted to the cat’s presence, thanks to their new accessories. Sadly, animals with poor color vision do not find this feline homage to Jessie Spano as helpful.

“I’m gonna catch you faster than you can say, ‘Zig a Zig ahhh.’ Wait, where are you going?”

The Weird and Amazing Way Cats Wearing Scrunchies are Saving Wildlife in AustraliaBirds Be Safe/Twitter

While it’s great that going full Spice Girl on your feline can help wildlife populations, the safety of your cat is also important. A true and legitimate scrunchie that you used to wear in your hair (or maybe still do, we’re not here to play Fashion Police) will be too tight for your furry friend and can cause injury or stress.

The Cat Protection League out of the U.K. urges, “While recognising that cats catching birds is a concern, the use of scrunchies could cause serious harm to the cat if it becomes caught or tangled. For this reason, the only articles placed around a cat’s neck should have a quick release fitting or a snap opening. Cats prefer to hunt at dawn and dusk so Cats Protection believes an effective way to reduce hunting is to keep cats in at night.”

“I’m an indoor cat. You’re just doing this to entertain yourselves at this point.”

The Weird and Amazing Way Cats Wearing Scrunchies are Saving Wildlife in AustraliaBirds Be Safe/Twitter

We agree that keeping cats indoors is the safest bet, not just for wildlife, but for cats themselves. Having said that, if you’d like to cover your bets and jump on this colorful trend as well, UK company Birds Be Safe makes covers for your cat’s existing collar. Fluffy can look snazzy while birds can live on to tell their bird friends about the weird thing they saw that day.

But, seriously you guys, he looks just like him. 

The Weird and Amazing Way Cats Wearing Scrunchies are Saving Wildlife in AustraliaABC/Film School Rejects

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TNR Researcher
1 Years Ago

If your cats were only destroying invasive species (cats themselves being a noxious invasive species), then nobody would be complaining. But your vermin cats destroy anything that moves. Letting a cat roam free is absolutely no better and NO LESS CRIMINAL AND MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE than intentionally throwing rat-poison around on everyone\'s property to kill any living thing. Your man-made vermin cats are now driving hundreds if not thousands of species of native animals to EXTINCTION across the whole planet. Have you no conscience nor morality left?

Apparently gutting-alive and skinning-alive animals with everyone\'s vermin cats, tortured to death just for your cats\' play-toys and YOUR entertainment, no other reason, is perfectly acceptable to you. Yeah, you\'re all fine upstanding "animal-lovers" who respect all other lives around you and all other life on earth, aren\'t you.

Are you not even aware that Toxoplasma gondii oocysts when dried (and still viable) become aerosolized and drift on the wind? You can contract potentially-deadly T. gondii just from a cat-owner\'s yard when it\'s not been raining for a week and you inhale any air that passes over their land.

Free-roaming cats and people improperly disposing of indoor-cats\' cat-litter are actually killing-off hundreds of rare marine-mammal species, even rare whales and your beloved manatees, (countless numbers of individual rare animals) on coastlines of all the world. A global ecological disaster worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined. There are now harsh fines in areas of California for anyone found dumping cat-litter illegally -- not in some environmentally-contained landfill. At least some of them "get it".

Birds are just a minor subset of all the thousands of native animal species (BILLIONS of individual animals YEARLY in just the USA alone!) that cat-lickers (criminally irresponsible cat-advocates) are annihilating around the world with their man-made invasive species vermin cats.

Not only are these demented invasive-species house-cats-ONLY "animal lovers" now killing off all Big Cats in all wildlife reserves around the world: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/big-cat-owners-warned-to-keep-them-acres-away-from-feral-strays

And for the ultimate example of absurdity and species-conservation irony, now making all moggie-licking residents of the UK (the inventors of that TNR insanity) the complete laughingstocks of the whole world, they\'ve already made their ONE AND ONLY NATIVE CAT SPECIES EXTINCT in the UK with their invasive species "moggies": http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/16/scottish-wildcat-extinction

"A report, produced by the Scottish Wildcat Association, reviewed 2,000 records of camera trap recordings, eyewitness reports and road kills, and concluded there may be only about 40 wildcats left in Scotland in the wild today. \'However you juggle the figures, it is hard to find anything positive,\' says Steve Piper, the association\'s chairman. \'The overwhelming evidence is that the wildcat is going to be extinct within months.\'" ... "However, it is not the loss of habitat that is causing the current cat crisis in the Cairngorms. It is the spread of the domestic cat." ... "\'Essentially the Highland wildcat is being eradicated by an alien invasive species: the domestic cat.\'" (report quoted from three years ago, they are no-doubt extinct by now)

As well as killing off all their inland River Otters in England (and elsewhere) with their cats\' parasites: http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/otter-toxoplasmosis.html

As well as cats\' parasites killing off all rare and endangered marine mammals on all coastlines around the world (worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined):

http://news.msn.com/science-technology/deadly-cat-feces-killing-thousands-of-marine-mammals
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/hawaiian-monk-seals

And these cat-licking "animal lover" psychopaths and sociopaths are also killing off all the Mountain Lions (Cougars, Puma, Endangered Florida Panther, etc.), and all other native cat species in North America: http://rapidcityjournal.com/sports/local/feral-cats-pose-threat-to-birds-lions/article_8ec451c9-4b03-55a3-baa7-71ac577905cb.html

But now these cat-lickers are even killing off rare whales and causing massive birth-defects in the indigenous Inuit people who depend on seal-meat for their very survival. Seals that were infected (and are also dying-off) from these cat-lickers\' cats\' parasites.

Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious http://news.ubc.ca/2014/02/13/bigthaw/

Let\'s thank these psychotic bible-home-schooled cat-lickers for all the fine work they do for being such fantastic "animal lovers", shall we? THEY JUST LOVE CATS SO MUCH! So caring! So thoughtful! So intelligent! So FULL of love for living things! So much so that they will even sacrifice whole races of humans to death-by-birth-defect to prove how much they love their cats.

I\'d love to thank them all, each with a gift of a solitary-confinement prison-cell -- FOR LIFE. Better yet, for their VAST ecological crimes and sins against all of nature and all of humanity, hanged-until-dead would be a far more fitting "gift" for them AND the whole planet. That used to be the punishment for engaging in bio-warfare against the human population and all other animal life in any country. I say bring it back -- special, just for them.


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TNR Researcher
1 Years Ago

The 100% effective and PERMANENT SOLUTION. Guaranteed. Tested and approved.

You will find that it is 100% ineffective to try to discuss this with any cat-advocate. Do what I did after 15 years of trying to reason-with and educate the ineducable (at the loss of THOUSANDS of native animals that their cats tortured to death on my lands). Ignore every last thing that every last cat-advocate might ever say and you too will solve a centuries\' old problem PERMANENTLY in less than 2 seasons of your time, for a cost of only $0.003 (1/3-penny) to $0.04 per cat. Cat-advocates ARE the problem, they can\'t be any part of the solution. If you include them in the solution then YOU WILL FAIL. They now deserve and require the EXACT same amount of respect and consideration as they have shown and given to every other life on this planet, animal and human included, that being -- ABSOLUTELY NONE. Then and only then will you solve this global ecological disaster that they created and are hellbent on perpetuating.

No trapping program in the world has been able to catch-up to cats\' breeding rates, this is precisely why Trap & Kill failed as well as Trap, Neuter, Re-abandon (TNR) is an even bigger failure. Actively and aggressively hunting them down, employing "Hunted to Extinction" methods, is the ONLY way to get ahead of and stay ahead of cats\' breeding rates, their ability to out-adapt to any trapping method used, and also the rates at which criminally-irresponsible cat-lickers let more invasive-species vermin cats be born and dumped illegally outdoors.

Licensing and laws do nothing to curb the problem. If cats are required to be licensed then these lying, deceitful, manipulative, and conniving cat-lickers just stop putting collars on their cats; as they did by me. And they won\'t even bother getting them micro-chipped, especially not that. They want absolutely nothing that can hold them legally accountable for their actions and the actions of their cats. We\'re not talking about the topmost responsible citizens of the world, you know. They don\'t want that responsibility of what they and their cats have done coming back on them. If they had even one iota of a sense of responsibility and respect for all other lives on this planet we wouldn\'t even be having these discussions.

Any non-native cat that is allowed to illegally hunt our native wildlife where I live then in turn gets hunted until dead. No delays, no excuses, NO EXCEPTIONS. That\'s the very best way to keep these invasive species vermin from destroying any more native wildlife or spreading any more of their 3dozen+ deadly diseases to all other animals and humans. They had annihilated all the wildlife on my lands for 15 years, until on advice of the Sheriff I shot and buried every last one of hundreds of their vermin cats for them (AS-IS THE LEGAL RIGHT OF EVERY LAND-OWNER). Collared or not -- for you MUST destroy ALL stray collared cats as well, they are the very source of every last feral cat. If you don\'t destroy them too then you have done NOTHING to solve the feral cat problem. Guaranteed. All the cat-lickers by me told me for over a decade that all their "pet" cats were sterilized. But upon inspection during shooting and burying hundreds of them, NOT ONE of their cats was sterilized. Cat-advocates and cat-owners who let cats roam free are manipulative and deceptive LIARS -- one and all.

If you live where its not legal to use firearms (areas zoned as "residential") then check into 700-1200fps air-rifles and round-nosed vermin-pellets. Many of the new ones come with their own sound-suppressor designs built-in, specifically designed for shooting vermin cats in urban areas, the demand is that great. Just remember, shoot-to-kill is a perfectly legal way to rid your homes and lands of these diseased vermin cats. Shoot-to-maim is animal cruelty, and rightly so, all hunters know this. Don\'t let them parade another illegal shoot-to-maim case in the media to exploit yet another suffering cat for donations for themselves. They torture enough cats to death with their TNR programs for that and make $millions by doing so. (Check out Better Business Bureau\'s findings of "Alley Cat All Lies" for one example of how to become a multimillionaire by torturing stray cats to death by letting them roam free. http://web.archive.org/web/20131013073823/http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/animal-protection/alley-cat-allies-in-bethesda-md-107/financial They can\'t become millionaires if they euthanize them first! No, they need dead and suffering cats in all the streets of the world so when they find them dying of TNR "attrition" they can further exploit dead and injured cats for massive donations to their own bank-accounts. You too can become a deceptive, manipulative, and morally reprehensible $multimillionaire by following this animal-torturing and cyber-bullying business-model invented by Becky Robinson!)

Then there\'s always the "SSS and TDSS Cat Management Programs" that are exploding in popularity worldwide: Shoot, Shovel, & Shut-Up; or Trap, Drown, Shovel, & Shut-Up. Both methods are legal on every square foot of this earth. No local ordinances were violated if it never happened. In fact, most law-enforcement agencies prefer that you use either of those two methods so that these criminally-negligent cat-lickers don\'t cause even more problems for your community than they already have with their disease-infested vermin. As we ALL know, the only thing worse than having feral cats is drawing feral-cat-lickers (criminally irresponsible cat-hoarders) right to your door. They will do everything possible to destroy your life even further than they already have with their cats if they find out you are even thinking about destroying their vermin for them. Cat-lickers delusionally believe that any land on which a cat has stepped-foot is their own property and they can manipulate and control the owners and all laws on it. There are dozens of their cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying attacks on individuals, businesses, whole towns, and even corporations on a weekly basis. One time so bad that they even drove a loving veterinarian to suicide, and she only tried to save the life of one of their outdoor hoarded TNR cats. ( http://banvetabuse.blogspot.co.uk/2014_03_01_archive.html ) They will even send death-threats to Congressmen and their families. Google for: Oda Lawmakers Shun Security Threats

Here too is a good example of what will happen should even one of their TNR cats get ran-over by a car (or dies from any other form of their "loving and humane attrition") near your place of business or your home: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=747875778604304&set=o.37899252087 And here\'s what really happened: http://www.wtov9.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/alleged-animal-abuse-investigated-weirton-5308.shtml Someone not even associated with this business ran-over one of their free-roaming cats by accident. The fun part of this cyber-bullying attack (which, luckily the business-owners had excellent lawyers and were able to get most of their cyber-attack sites shut-down fast in one day, and sue the piśś out of anyone involved), is that the group behind it all and supported by Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES (where I found the above facebook link still available) even admitted that those photos were from Europe over three years ago, another from China six years ago. http://www.chinasmack.com/2009/pictures/kittens-found-abused-dead-mother-kunming.html They just paste dead-cat photos around whatever business they want to destroy where any of their TNR cats get ran-over. Isn\'t TNR GREAT!! LOL

This is precisely why everyone is learning to destroy all cats on their properties as quickly and quietly as possible. Telling nobody beforehand about any cats even being there. Long before these psychotic cyber-bullying cat-licker sociopaths and psychopaths get wind of the cats. Shoot (or trap & drown) cats first -- tell no-one later. The only thing worse than feral cats are feral cat-lickers. You can legally shoot the former, not the latter. You need to pay lawyers and courts to get rid of the latter. THEN you can get rid of their cats. And the sad part is, that\'s EXACTLY what happens, each and every time. People are wising-up. If ANY cats are around they destroy every last one of them first, before they make any other move. Before these cyber-bullying cat-lickers can do anything about it to try to destroy and waste everyone\'s lives even more than they already have with their disease-infested invasive-species vermin cats. Not quite the results that these sociopathic cat-lickers had intended, but that\'s what they\'re getting! :-)

Where cats have already learned to evade all trapping methods for trapping & drowning (and you aren\'t confident with firearms or air-rifles (local ordinances permitting)), then inexpensive generic acetaminophen (overseas paracetamol) pain-relievers are a more species-specific vermin poison (though harmful to most reptiles, which won\'t be dining on the cat-bait-foods that you\'ll be using) -- a method condoned by even Audubon, Smithsonian, and National Geographic today. Stray cats have been listed as "vermin" since the early 1900\'s. (I learned this from a cat-licker. Thanks cat-lickers!) This is why it is even legal to use any and all vermin-poisons on them. For an even more species-specific vermin poison check into the toxicity of "Lilium" species of flowers too. Be certain the plant contains the word "Lilium" in the scientific-name (other plants with the word "Lily" in the common-name may be toxic to other species besides cats). Common N. American "Day Lilies" also work, they are the one exception to the rule that the name "Lilium" needs to be in the scientific name. Lilium species of flowers are 100% fatal to cats ONLY, even a bit of pollen on their fur that they lick-off will do. If they even drink a bit of water in which a bunch of Lilium flowers have been kept -- that too is fatal, but totally harmless to all other species of animals (including dogs). Much safer for the environment and all other animals than the rat-poisons and antifreeze that cat-lickers have forced everyone into using on their cats. These plants when harvested and dried for year-round cat-eradication use is even better, as the unknown toxin is concentrated during the drying process (the blossoms and pollen being most toxic), and the dried plants are even more palatable to cats. An excellent mulch for anyone\'s garden or a ground-up additive for any tins of food left lying around.

However, you really need to dispose of that cat safely and hygienically so that wildlife won\'t die from the deadly diseases cats spread even after their death. Leaving ANY cat out in nature, alive OR dead, is no better than intentionally poisoning your native wildlife to death. I know this. I fed one of the hundreds of shot-dead cats on my lands to some wildlife under my care, those animals and their offspring that they had while under my care then died from some disease in that cat-meat. Cats truly are complete and total wastes-of-flesh. They can\'t even be used to feed wildlife safely.

I don\'t see anyone dumping cats where I live anymore. They don\'t even adopt more than can be kept under lock & key 24/7/52. When driving through the area I don\'t see even one cat on anyone\'s doorsteps anymore. I always keep an eye-out to see if there are more free-roaming cats that will have to be shot. And if I\'ll have to leave fish-oil trails on all the roadsides again, leading right to my IR surveillance system and laser-sighted rifle. The eradication of these vermin was so complete and effective that cats are non-existent from my area for over FIVE years now. Not seen nor heard a single one. So much for that cat-lickers\' oft-spewed and manipulative "vacuum effect" deception and lie too, eh?

Leaving ANY of their invasive species cats outside in my area means certain death for their cat, its further existence can be counted in hours. You\'d think everyone else could learn from this simple lesson. The quickest way to solve an unwanted animal and irresponsible pet-owner problem is to let everyone know that you will quickly and humanely destroy every last one of their unwanted, uncared-for, or unsupervised animals for them. They either grow up fast or, far more plausible, dump their animals elsewhere to become someone else\'s problem.

You just can\'t be an enabler of criminally irresponsible spineless and heartless idiots -- or they remain that way. (At least where you live, anyway.)

IF THERE ARE NOT DIRECT AND IMMEDIATE IRREVERSIBLE CONSEQUENCES TO PET-OWNERS\' CRIMINALLY-NEGLIGENT AND CRIMINALLY-IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIORS AND VALUES THEN THEY LEARN ABSOLUTELY *NOTHING*.


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cole
30 Mar 2015

You need mental help! Do your research. The top reason for the death of birds is Loss of Human Habitat..BY HUMANS. This is followed by the human built environment: buildings, power lines, and pollution. What about the unnecessary killing done by humans for the fun of it? Why are you passionately advocating for green roofs on all buildings in the city and suburbia?? Germany has passed laws that new development have to replace vegetation loss with green roofs. HUMANS do the most destruction, cruelty,and evil in this world, to all species, including each other. Humans are the cause of 40% loss of global biodiversity in the last 30 years. If you truly care for animals, ALL Animals, all species..try to stop the unnecessary cruelty of factory farming and the bile bear industry. Use your passion to stop the Mill Dog industry...no animal should be locked in a tiny cage and tortured their whole life. All animals have value and aren\'t here for us to use and abuse, we should be stewards and take care of all animals kindly and with respect including top predators who balance nature and create niches. Please use your passion to free the highly intelligent animals that we put in tiny cages, chain, and torture their whole lives (elephants, gorillas, and dolphins/whales). Please use your over the top passion on stopping the slaughter and capture of dolphin families. The ones that are taken out of the ocean to be put in tiny chlorine tanks separated from their family, with their babies taken away, and unable to use their complex language because of the echo in the tanks. Most intelligent animals in captivity are abused on top of it. Humans are barbaric. There is no devil below...the devil is right here in the world in the form of humans....and the majority of us do nothing to stop it the destruction and evil that is going on. And then you have a rant and hatred against one species over another advocating more destruction and killing--ridicules. Lets focus on increasing habitat and stopping pollution emissions and spills 1st.

TNR Researcher
30 Mar 2015

While it is true that overpopulation of humans is the #1 problem that we and all other species face today (humans are a classified as a "weedy species", but they ARE NOT an "invasive species", please educate your sorry-aššed bible-home-schooled selves); this still doesn\'t excuse all the responsible, wise, and intelligent people from stopping all the ecological disasters caused by those phenomenally stupid and criminally negligent people who should have never been born in the very first place. (You know, moronic and phenomenally ignorant imbeciles JUST LIKE YOU who don\'t even have clue-one on how the natural world works.)

Cats are a man-made (through selective breeding) invasive species. And as such, cats being a product of man, are no less of a man-made environmental disaster than any oil-spill, radiation-fallout, chemical-spill, or other environmental disaster _caused_by_man_. THESE MAN-MADE CATS ARE PURELY AN ACTIVITY OF HUMANS AND ARE THE #1 MAN-MADE CAUSE OF DESTRUCTION TO NATIVE WILDLIFE EVERYWHERE ON EARTH. Can\'t you Toxoplasma gondii brain-damaged fools get that through your heads yet? Cats are NOT exempt from being removed from every natural environment, wherever and whenever they are found away from supervised confinement. Just as you would destroy Burmese Pythons and African Cichlids in every habitat where they exist in N. America. They started out as pets too. Many of our destructive invasive species pests started out as PETS discarded by criminally-irresponsible humans. Guess what happens to all those other non-native pets that became destructive invasive species? They are destroyed on-site by any means possible -- no questions asked -- none required.

Cats are even worse than a multi-continent-sized oil-spill. They not only kill off rare marine-mammals along all coastlines; seals, otters, whales, manatees and river-otters (just as oil-spills do) from run-off from the land carrying cats\' Toxoplasma gondii parasites, they also destroy the complete food-chain in every ecosystem where cats are found. From smallest of prey that is gutted and skinned alive, wasted for cats\' tortured play-toys, up to the top predators -- starved to death from cats destroying their ONLY foods. (Precisely what cats caused on my own lands not long ago.) They destroy everything that moves. They will even destroy native vegetation by destroying those animals that are pollinators or act as seed dispersers for those plants (as many rodent and bird species do) or those acting as plants\' pest-control. Cats can and will wipe out whole ecosystems -- animal and plant.

Cats need to disappear from all natural habitats PERMANENTLY, eventually, somehow. And the sooner the better. They are breeding out of control at an exponential rate. The reason for "sooner the better" is that you can only hope you can halt the problem before it is beyond the reach of any method you eventually choose. Luckily, I caught the problem in time where I live -- by humanely shooting and burying every last cat I saw, hundreds, collared or not. (Collared strays are the very source of every last feral cat. If you don\'t destroy all stray collared cats too then you have done absolutely nothing to solve the problem.)

It seems nobody else is faring as well. Their time is being wasted by cat-lickers stopping them from doing the right thing. Asking or listening to any deranged invasive-species advocate for advice on how to clean up the ecological disaster that they created and are hellbent on perpetuating is about as useful as asking your local career thieves for their advice and help to hide your valuables from their daily motives and activities. Ignore anything they might say and you too will solve the problem where you live. People like that ARE the problem, they cannot be part of the solution. The very moment that cat-lickers, who cause the problem, are cut from the solution-equation it instantly solves itself.

It worked 100% where I live. I\'ve not seen even ONE cat for over five years now after shooting and burying hundreds of these disease-invested invasive-species vermin. The eradication was that complete and effective. (Also totally disproving that cat-lickers\' deceptive and manipulative "vacuum effect" lie and myth.) Everyone else has only to follow what worked where I live to prove it to themselves now. A centuries\'-old cat problem solved in only 2 seasons of their time. And if you are lucky enough to get ammo on a close-out sale, as I did (5,000 rounds of .22s for only $15), you too can accomplish all this at the "exorbitant cost" of only THREE CATS PER PENNY! 1/3rd-cent PER CAT! Total cost less than the price of a couple cups of coffee for a problem of hundreds of cats. Each cat vaccinated against ALL of their 3dozen+ deadly zoonotic diseases (for which some of the most deadly that cats spread don\'t even have vaccines against them and are therefor listed as bio-terrorism agents), each cat sterilized so they can no-longer reproduce, and each cat also given a permanent "loving furever home" (2-3 ft. under) so they can no longer destroy anymore of our valuable native wildlife. A TOTAL solution affordable to anyone, any size of community! With no further costs incurred by ANYONE EVER AGAIN.

If none of you let your disease-infested invasive-species vermin illegally roam free then none of that would happen, now would it. Your fault!

Either finally grow-up into respectable and responsible humans who actually care about their 100%-expendable pets, or keep getting your cats shot and poisoned to death. What will it be?

Love \'em or lose \'em!

Bottom line: If you don\'t want to take care of your cat in the manner that YOU see fit, then I guarantee you that I WILL take care of your cat in the manner that I see fit -- ONE TIME. And it only takes one time. See one, shoot one, A.S.A.P. Simple as that. (I lost count after 500.)

YOUR CHOICE!

If your cat gets hurt or dies, NO MATTER HOW YOUR CAT GETS HURT OR DIES, that\'s ***YOUR*** ***FAULT***. Make NO mistake about that. And you can be charged with all laws that clearly define animal-neglect, animal-abandonment, and animal-endangerment -- not to mention every last national and international invasive-species law and environmental-protection-act on earth.

Do you actually love your vermin? Or are you just using it as a highly expendable animal-sacrifice to manipulate everyone? I guess we\'ll find out when your piece-of-shîť vermin never comes home.

PSA: The time is now .... Half-Past Kill-Kitty O\'Clock .... do you know where your piece-of-shîť, disease-infested, invasive species, ecological disaster, vermin cat is? If not, grab a shovel and I\'ll show you where its new "loving furever-home" is now.

Babette
1 Years Ago

This was hilarious. My daughter used to dress up our old cat, who looked so sad and patient .. but he looked like that when he was alone too .. She would fall over laughing at him in one of her dolls dresses. And her daddy and I would fall over laughing at her. It was lovely.


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Wallis
1 Years Ago

TNR Resercher: I think you are one seriously sick person. Go take an overdose of whatever you are on. MODERATOR - Please block this moron. I did not join this good site to read rubbish like this.


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moonlit
27 Mar 2015

TNR is just looking for a reaction best thing to do is ignore and not give the attention they are desperately trying to get. As far as a Moderator blocking I don\'t think this site has one.

TNR Researcher
27 Mar 2015

The hallmark of every last one of you useless cat-lickers on earth -- you are also a self-professed and self-evident sociopath/psychopath. You would much rather have any humans be hurt or even die (or ANY other life on earth suffer and die) than any of your disease-infested, invasive species, pestilent, vermin cats.

JUST so you can desperately try to feel good about yourselves and pretend to feel needed -- because nothing on earth needs nor wants you fools. Not even your cats need nor want you. That\'s why so many cats try to escape from their supervised confinement, outsmarting their owners. (Proving too that even their cats are smarter than you sociopathic cat-lickers.) It even proves that your cats are smart enough to know better and don\'t even want to be around people as phenomenally stupid and psychotic as their owners.

Here\'s another thing that you sociopathic cat-lickers never realize: Someone who will save the life of a deadly disease-infested vermin cat over that of the life of any human is not to be trusted by any other human alive on this planet. Not even you cat-lickers can trust your fellow cat-lickers to save each others\' lives when it comes right down to it. Truth is, you\'d even rather that your own family and friends die (if you have any) than any of your deadly disease-infested cats. Sociopaths and psychopaths, one and all -- right to your very cores.

You are aware too, aren\'t you, that out of ALL types of pet-owners on the face of this earth, that cat-owners and cat advocates are directly responsible for the suffering deaths of more animals and more species of animals than any other pet-owners on the planet. CAT-OWNERS ARE A TRIPLE-THREAT TO ALL ANIMAL LIFE ON EARTH. If not having animals killed for their own consumption, then they are having animals killed and crammed into bags and cans and having a "CAT FOOD" label slapped on them for their cat\'s consumption, and if they let their cats outside then they are senselessly torturing billions of native animals and countless thousands of native species to death yearly just for their cats\' play-toys. As well as the countless BILLIONS of offspring of all those animals that are either starved to death or never get born. How many animals are you going to have senselessly killed or tortured today for your entertainment and your purely and wholly self-serving "but cats make me feel good!" values?

If your cat so much as touches one paw on my property, I guarantee you that I have the legal right no matter where I live to destroy your trespassing vermin cat for you. How many animals of yours are going to have to permanently disappear before you finally learn your much-deserved lesson in how to be a responsible pet-owner and a respectable neighbor and human? 12? 15? (those being the average disappeared cats per cat-licker before they even begin to learn their much-deserved lesson at long-last) 200? The ones by me who were adopting cats from "barn cat programs" were uniquely cretinized and lobotomized. I had to shoot and bury many hundreds of their cats to stop them from gutting-alive and skinning-alive the last of the native wildlife on my lands before these uniquely cretinized and lobotomized cat-lickers started to learn their much-deserved lesson at long-last. Yes, some of them are just that criminally-irresponsible and phenomenally stupid. Are you that criminally-irresponsible and phenomenally stupid?

Love \'em or lose \'em!

Bottom line: If you don\'t want to take care of your cat in the manner that YOU see fit, then I guarantee you that I WILL take care of your cat in the manner that I see fit -- ONE TIME. And it only takes one time. See one, shoot one, A.S.A.P. Simple as that.

YOUR CHOICE!

If your cat gets hurt or dies, NO MATTER HOW YOUR CAT GETS HURT OR DIES, that\'s YOUR FAULT. Make NO mistake about that! And you can be charged with all laws that clearly define animal-neglect, animal-abandonment, and animal-endangerment -- not to mention every last national and international invasive-species law and environmental-protection-act on earth.

Do you actually love your vermin? Or are you just using it as a highly expendable animal-sacrifice to manipulate everyone in your life? I guess we\'ll find out when your piece-of-shîť vermin never comes home.

PSA: The time is now .... Half-Past Kill-Kitty O\'Clock .... do you know where your piece-of-shîť , disease-infested, invasive species, ecological disaster, vermin cat is? If not, grab a shovel and I\'ll show you where its new "loving furever-home" is now.

Iben
1 Years Ago

Stupid article. Do not put scrunchies around cats throats. Reprehensible, remove article.


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moonlit
27 Mar 2015

did you actually read the article?? What they are really saying is to put a scrunchie like collar on the cat.

“While recognising that cats catching birds is a concern, the use of scrunchies could cause serious harm to the cat if it becomes caught or tangled. For this reason, the only articles placed around a cat’s neck should have a quick release fitting or a snap opening."

TNR Researcher
1 Years Ago

How does that collar work on ALL these problems that YOU cat-licking eco-terrorists and environmental criminals cause to ALL living things on our "one green" planet:

You are aware, aren\'t you, that out of ALL types of pet-owners on the face of this earth, that cat-owners and cat-advocates are directly responsible for the suffering deaths of more animals and more species of animals than any other pet-owners on the planet. In FACT: even if you add-up ALL other human created causes that kill native wildlife, humans with cats destroy 1000 times more than all other human activities combined. Yes, YOU -- HUMANS WITH CATS -- are JUST that destructive to ALL LIFE ON EARTH.

CAT-OWNERS ARE A TRIPLE-THREAT TO ALL ANIMAL LIFE ON EARTH. If not having animals killed for their own consumption, then they are having animals killed and crammed into bags and cans and having a "CAT FOOD" label slapped on them for their cat\'s consumption, and if they let their cats outside then they are senselessly torturing billions of native animals and countless thousands of native species to death yearly just for their cats\' play-toys. As well as the countless BILLIONS of offspring of all those animals that are either starved to death or never get born. How many animals are you going to have senselessly killed or tortured today for your entertainment and your purely and wholly self-serving "BUT CATS MAKE ME FEEL GOOD!!" values?

If your cats were only destroying invasive species (cats themselves being a noxious invasive species), then nobody would be complaining. But your vermin cats destroy anything that moves. Letting a cat roam free is absolutely no better and NO LESS CRIMINAL AND MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE than intentionally throwing rat-poison around on everyone\'s property to kill any living thing. Your man-made vermin cats are now driving hundreds if not thousands of species of native animals to EXTINCTION across the whole planet. Have you no conscience nor morality left?

Apparently gutting-alive and skinning-alive animals with everyone\'s vermin cats, tortured to death just for your cats\' play-toys and YOUR entertainment, no other reason, is perfectly acceptable to you. Yeah, you\'re all fine upstanding "animal-lovers" who respect all other lives around you and all other life on earth, aren\'t you.

Are you not even aware that Toxoplasma gondii oocysts when dried (and still viable) become aerosolized and drift on the wind? You can contract potentially-deadly T. gondii just from a cat-owner\'s yard when it\'s not been raining for a week and you inhale any air that passes over their land.

Free-roaming cats and people improperly disposing of indoor-cats\' cat-litter are actually killing-off hundreds of rare marine-mammal species, even rare whales and your beloved manatees, (countless numbers of individual rare animals) on coastlines of all the world. A global ecological disaster worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined. There are now harsh fines in areas of California for anyone found dumping cat-litter illegally -- not in some environmentally-contained landfill. At least some of them "get it".

Birds are just a minor subset of all the thousands of native animal species (BILLIONS of individual animals YEARLY in just the USA alone!) that cat-lickers (criminally irresponsible cat-advocates) are annihilating around the world with their man-made invasive species vermin cats.

Not only are these demented invasive-species house-cats-ONLY "animal lovers" now killing off all Big Cats in all wildlife reserves around the world: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/big-cat-owners-warned-to-keep-them-acres-away-from-feral-strays

And for the ultimate example of absurdity and species-conservation irony, now making all moggie-licking residents of the UK (the inventors of that TNR insanity) the complete laughingstocks of the whole world, they\'ve already made their ONE AND ONLY NATIVE CAT SPECIES EXTINCT in the UK with their invasive species "moggies": http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/16/scottish-wildcat-extinction

"A report, produced by the Scottish Wildcat Association, reviewed 2,000 records of camera trap recordings, eyewitness reports and road kills, and concluded there may be only about 40 wildcats left in Scotland in the wild today. \'However you juggle the figures, it is hard to find anything positive,\' says Steve Piper, the association\'s chairman. \'The overwhelming evidence is that the wildcat is going to be extinct within months.\'" ... "However, it is not the loss of habitat that is causing the current cat crisis in the Cairngorms. It is the spread of the domestic cat." ... "\'Essentially the Highland wildcat is being eradicated by an alien invasive species: the domestic cat.\'" (report quoted from three years ago, they are no-doubt extinct by now)

As well as killing off all their inland River Otters in England (and elsewhere) with their cats\' parasites: http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/otter-toxoplasmosis.html

As well as cats\' parasites killing off all rare and endangered marine mammals on all coastlines around the world (worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined):

http://news.msn.com/science-technology/deadly-cat-feces-killing-thousands-of-marine-mammals
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/hawaiian-monk-seals

And these cat-licking "animal lover" psychopaths and sociopaths are also killing off all the Mountain Lions (Cougars, Puma, Endangered Florida Panther, etc.), and all other native cat species in North America: http://rapidcityjournal.com/sports/local/feral-cats-pose-threat-to-birds-lions/article_8ec451c9-4b03-55a3-baa7-71ac577905cb.html

But now these cat-lickers are even killing off rare whales and causing massive birth-defects in the indigenous Inuit people who depend on seal-meat for their very survival. Seals that were infected (and are also dying-off) from these cat-lickers\' cats\' parasites.

Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious http://news.ubc.ca/2014/02/13/bigthaw/

Let\'s thank these psychotic bible-home-schooled cat-lickers for all the fine work they do for being such fantastic "animal lovers", shall we? THEY JUST LOVE CATS SO MUCH! So caring! So thoughtful! So intelligent! So FULL of love for living things! So much so that they will even sacrifice whole races of humans to death-by-birth-defect to prove how much they love their cats.

I\'d love to thank them all, each with a gift of a solitary-confinement prison-cell -- FOR LIFE. Better yet, for their VAST ecological crimes and sins against all of nature and all of humanity, hanged-until-dead would be a far more fitting "gift" for them AND the whole planet. That used to be the punishment for engaging in bio-warfare against the human population and all other animal life in any country. I say bring it back -- special, just for them.


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TNR Researcher
1 Years Ago

Do you know what extremely inexpensive ($0.003 to $0.04 cost per cat) and easily obtainable accessory for everyone\'s cats has a 100% effective rate to stop them from killing ALL birds, ALL small animals, and even (get this) is 100% effective at vaccinating them against every last one of the 3dozen+ deadly zoonotic diseases that stray cats are spreading to the cats of responsible pet-owners, other animals, and humans -- even those diseases cats are now spreading to others for which there are no vaccines against them (and are therefore listed as bio-terrorism and bio-warfare agents). Plus, on top of all that, it even sterilizes the cats so they can no longer reproduce! A spaying or neutering thrown in -- FOR FREE!

FAR less expensive, and they work for the lifetime of that cat! You don\'t have to worry about a cat losing it or damaging it either so you NEVER have to buy another one, it is a permanent embellishment for your adorable kitty. You also don\'t have to worry about being scratched or bitten by an unruly cat, as you can accessorize anyone\'s cat with it even from a great distance! (For most reliable application of this cat-accessory keep the distance to cat less than 150-yards/450-feet away.)

They also come in a few different sizes and shapes, and some even come in different colors! For that discerning and picky pet-owner\'s neighbor that wants to match what accessory goes best with their neighbor\'s cat.

"Whoa!" "Sounds too good to be true," you say?! "This cannot be! It sounds like snake-oil to cure all ills. You\'re a liar and charlatan!!"

Nay, not at all! This is one of those rare exceptions to the rule where a product actually IS that good, accomplishes every last thing that I claim, and is just that inexpensive and easily obtainable. I shîť-you not!

Can you guess what that inexpensive and easily obtainable cat-accessory is?

Answer: a bullet.

This is why everyone else has stopped waiting for any of you cat-lickers to come up with yet another ineffective solution. You\'ll never solve it, you don\'t want to solve it. You just like using your invasive-species vermin cats like little expendable animal-sacrifices, so you can play your manipulative self-victimization games -- using your expendable cats to manipulate everyone in your lives and community. Now the rest of us solve the problem for you the right way -- a problem that you created all by your cretinous criminally-negligent selves -- for yourselves, by yourselves, and for all the rest of the world. You should be greatly thanking us and feel deeply indebted to us for all that we are doing now to solve your own problems for you.

I\'ll say, "You\'re-Welcome!!" in advance. :-)

I bought 5,000 rounds of these cat-accessories on a close-out sale for only $15, and only used-up less than 1,000 of them so far. No cat needed more than one. And I have lots left-over to accessorize any future cats that are needing and begging to be "collared". Though I doubt that will be anytime soon. I\'ve not seen even one cat in the whole area needing to be "accessorized" with any kind of native-wildlife-saving device in over five years now. This product truly is that marvelous and effective! Not only does it solve the cat-problem, it even turns criminally-negligent, criminally-irresponsible, and morally-bankrupt pet-owners into responsible adults at long last!! They finally learn what it means to love their "family" pet and to keep it safe from all harm. Like real adults! Doesn\'t get better than that! No matter which way you look at it, this is one truly marvelous invention that needs to be given to the free-roaming cat of any cat-owner on earth. All the wildlife of the world and all your truly adult friends will thank-you greatly for the rest of their long and now happy lives.

(Aside: As long as their cat is on your own property (no matter how it got there, hint), you have the complete legal-right to destroy their 100%-expendable vermin cat for them. And if you\'d rather not disturb your neighbors\' sleep with loud noises a few times every night and day when "accessorizing" their cats for them, as I did for 2 seasons, (we must respect them as they respect us, you know); generic inexpensive acetaminophen (overseas: paracetamol) adult-strength pain-relievers and Lilium (must be in scientific name) species of flowing-plants make wonderful "flavorings" for any cat-foods as well. Particularly "flavorful" to a cat are the Lilium pollen and blossoms. A small amount of Lilium pollen on a cat\'s fur that it licks-off is even a strong-enough "flavoring". If these plants are dried for year-round use it is even better, as the unknown "flavoring" is concentrated when dried. But even a bit of water in which some Lilium species of flowers have been kept will also thoroughly "flavor" their foods as well. These are very species-specific too, so as not to ruin the "flavor" of any other animals\' foods -- like antifreeze or other vermin-"flavorings" can. A cat will eat these right-up as if it were the cat\'s last-meal on earth! :-) )


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