birth control

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  1. mudman35962

    mudman35962 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    wife and i have cats. they are fixed. in a conversation with true love she said "i would like to see someone make cat food with birth control in it". think on this a little longer.
    we feed farrow cats. people throw them out around here often. i can not take in more than i have. i will feed them. night things will kill them, and do. one day they just stop coming around. there is always another to take its place. staying alive is difficult for them without a litter to feed. so ..... know of a cat food with birth control in it?
     
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    SeeMor Guns Well-Known Member

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    You're probably not going to like my answer but....

    A bowl of food and a suppressed 22lr rifle??
     
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    I have no use for feral cats, they overrun my yard. I was wondering if strychnine was still available.
     
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    Rick, you will just have to trap them and take to the vet to spayed or neutered. Contact your local animal shelter they may know of low cost or free clinics.....
     
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    We have a cat shelter here.
    I finally trapped probably the biggest feral cat I ever saw . I trapped it because it would constantly drag dead rabbits into my yard and leave quite the mess. The wife and I took this cat to the shelter and was informed that I had to pay $100 to have the cat neutered and then I had to release it. I told the "lady" at the front counter that the only thing in the room that needs to be neutered was her. Two minnuts later security escorted me out of the building with the cat still in the live trap. However I did release the cat , right there and then on their property.
     
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    I’ve heard that vitamin L reduces the birth rate. That’s Pb for you chemistry guys.
     
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    I'd also like to see birth control in soft drinks and junk food....might cut down on future welfare/low income expenditures.
     
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    While feral cats do claim some environmental advantages like eating mice & other rodents, they are responsible for killing way more birds, especially song birds. I have read that they can decimate the song birds in neighborhoods where they are fed & not housed but roam freely all day & night. There is a lot of support for euthanizing feral cats.
     
  11. mudman35962

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    i do not know why, but i never see cats in the day time. they sneak in just before dark. and i mean sneak. they are very leary. have never seen more than one at a time. three total at this time. only one will come all the way to the garage [where the food is] when we can be seen. watching cats is better than skunks. skunks would raid the bird feeder two years ago. neighbor kid killed them off. coyotes can be heard most nights on the hunt. i have not seen them in the yard yet.

    rick
     
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  12. Larry Isaacs

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    I think if feral is the word used to describe some living being as living wild, without rules and add nothing to the nature of the group. The Democrats may qualify and should be caught, retrained, or taken out of the general population.
    Larry
     
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    I felt like doing the same thing but the wife would not think of it. When we were taking care of the MIL in Corpus Christi Texas I spent a ton of money trapping feral cats and taking them to the vet for spading them. I lost count of how many we took but the vet was happy with the business the wife gave him. During those times wife would never leave my sight as she knew better than to trust me with a cat.
     
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    A friend of mine got his masters degree researching feeding contraceptives to foxes to try to control rabies. Somehow he got it into things they ate. That was many years ago.

    When I had a squirrel infestation in the house I live trapped them and set them loose in the park 5 miles away.

    I know squirrels are smart, but I don't think they could find their way back. I covered the trap with a blanket and took a different way to the park each time.:rolleyes:
     
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