Mudcat Café message #3402452 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146876   Message #3402452
Posted By: ranger1
10-Sep-12 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Keeping cats from dangerous road
Subject: RE: BS: Keeping cats from dangerous road
In the UK, you don't have to worry about your cat being picked off by the local coyotes, foxes (our foxes do eat cats, btw), fishers, great-horned owls, and other predators. As a ranger, I have also seen what cats can do to the local bird populations. In Australia, cats have done a number on the populations of many of the smaller marsupials. It's not cruel to keep them in, it's thinking of the broader environmental picture.