[Tweeters] The Collar That Can Stop a Bird-Killing Cat - The Atlantic

Jill Freidberg jill.freidberg at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 13:20:32 PST 2019


Humans with cats should build Catios - outdoor enclosures that allow cats to go outside, bask, and watch birds without endangering themselves, birds, or humans. The Portland Audubon society leads an annual tour of Catios in Portland backyards!

Example!
https://www.google.com/search?q=catio&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWwrTNpP3fAhXEGTQIHdYDAso4ChD8BQgPKAI&biw=2522&bih=1227 <https://www.google.com/search?q=catio&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWwrTNpP3fAhXEGTQIHdYDAso4ChD8BQgPKAI&biw=2522&bih=1227>

Jill






> On Jan 20, 2019, at 1:15 PM, Diane Yorgason-Quinn <avosetta at hotmail.com> wrote:

>

> Here's a rebuttal to this collar, which has actually been around for a number of years. Even if it does cut down (not stop) bird murders, there's still the other problems of cats outdoors including spreading disease to each other, other critters, AND humans. http://www.10000birds.com/can-birds-be-safe-if-only.htm <http://www.10000birds.com/can-birds-be-safe-if-only.htm>

>

> More details to be found in the excellent book by Peter Marra, director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, CAT WARS: https://press.princeton.edu/titles/10809.html <https://press.princeton.edu/titles/10809.html>

>

> So people, quit trying to justify having your cats outside. You are the boss of your cat and can eventually train it to like the indoor life. I've done it, and you can, too.

>

> Diane Yorgason-Quinn

> Gig Harbor, WA

> Avosetta at hotmail.com <mailto:Avosetta at hotmail.com>

>

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> From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu <mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu>> on behalf of Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com <mailto:dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com>>

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> Subject: [Tweeters] The Collar That Can Stop a Bird-Killing Cat - The Atlantic

>

> Interesting article-has anyone on Tweeters tried this potential, partial solution?

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> MI

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