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

Alan Roedell alanroedell at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 14:26:09 PST 2019


I agree,humans should act smarter than they do. That said, the collar
would make a thoughtful gift for a neighbor or relative who has an
uncontrolled cat.
I have ordered one for a neighbor and I will place it on her porch as a
hint.
Thanks for the information.
Alan Roedell, Seattle

On Sun, Jan 20, 2019, 1:21 PM Jill Freidberg <jill.freidberg at gmail.com
wrote:


> 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

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> Jill

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> 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

>

> 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

>

> 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

>

>

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> *From:* Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> on behalf

> of Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com>

> *Sent:* Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:53 AM

> *To:* tweeters at u.washington.edu

> *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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> Best regards,

> Dan Reiff

> MI

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