Thomas, given the really impressive background you just spelled out, I 
wonder if you might explain something in your previous post that 
disturbed me and some other readers far more than throwing stuff at 
intruding cats, and that's your method of choice for killing mice, glue 
traps and drowning.

I assume there's a reason you do it this way.  I've struggled against 
the necessity of killing mice and found no way around it, but I settled 
on snap traps because they kill quickly and reasonably humanely.  Are 
those impractical for you in some way?



On 1/31/2013 8:01 AM, Thomas Berriman wrote:
> "Let's not forget that cats are only doing what comes naturally.  To
> talk of "eliminating" them or "run them down on foot picking up rocks
> and throwing the whole time" is not only cruel and inhumane, but
> illegal!"
> Sorry Pamela my post sounded so inhumane. As a 20 year long
> vegetarian, PETA member and (someone who doesn't even own leather
> shoes, belt or wallet) I accept and understand the need for some
> species in our natural world to be 'managed' either through hunting
> or other forms of control. The 135 million  cats (Wisc. Study)  that
> are an 'invasive' species (out of doors) need to be managed. I will
> continue to chase any cat that wonders onto my property and throw
> anything I happen upon to scare it off. Maybe that is why I have only
> seen a cat twice in 10 years.
> Perhaps I am only doing what comes 'naturally' to me as one more
> species on the planet.
> As an Audubon chapter president and board member the last 11 years, I
> have lectured and posted dozens and dozens of informational
> suggestions and guides on dealing with the invasive species of cats.
> I will continue to do so at every opportunity. However as I stated
> before:
> Cat owners do not get to have it both ways, Cats are either
> 'wildlife' or pets and what happens in the 'wilds' stays in the
> wilds.
> Tom