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Chicago releasing 1,000 feral cats into the city to kill rats

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shiftyandquick
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I wonder what Ursus thinks of this.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/13/chicago-releases-1000-cats-to-end-reputation-as-rat-capital/
Martin Cash
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What could possibly go wrong?
SWC Ag
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I figured the stray bullets would haven taken care of the rats.
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SWC Ag said:

I figured the stray bullets would haven taken care of the rats.


You're thinking of hood rats
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Why not release snakes? Oh I guess the politicians don't want the competition
powerbelly
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T&P to any songbirds hanging around chicago.
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Urban coyotes: "what was that address again?"
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Maybe just clean your piece of s*** city up?
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1,000 cats? They must not be in a hurry to kill all of the rats. Two questions:
1) will they avoid releasing the cats in their China town
2) will that Black fellow that crippled that horse on the freeway become a cat wrangler in the future
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I knew an old woman who swallowed a fly, but I don't know why she swallowed a fly......



Few will get this drunken humor.....
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When you look at how far mankind has come in the last few hundred years, you can't help but marvel at our capacity for ingenuity and invention.

And yet, we don't seem to learn old lessons, never think about unintended consequences, and at times; appear as stupid as a bucket full of wet cat fur.

What a dichotomy.
Big Shoulders
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I lived in Chicago for 22 years and some of the rats I saw may decide to eat the cats for lunch.
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I have two 100% outdoor cats, sisters, I feed seven nights a week and a male that comes inside but only hangs out for dinner about two days a week. I am allergic to him and always kick his ass out.

I almost feel bad for how much damage those sisters do. I will never feed three cats again. It was four at one point but my dog killed one.

I like cats.
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If you read the article Like I did the strategy is the cats give off a scent that repels the rats. They don't actually kill all of them. Just scare them off so to speak.

The Save the Kitties nonprofit says the ferals are vaxxed and fixed. They also agreed to monitor each cat through their life cycle. To determine results.

It's one way of taking a worthless animal and make them more worthy. I guess.
agsalaska
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SteveBott said:

If you read the article Like I did the strategy is the cats give off a scent that repels the rats. They don't actually kill all of them. Just scare them off so to speak.

The Save the Kitties nonprofit says the ferals are vaxxed and fixed. They also agreed to monitor each cat through their life cycle. To determine results.

It's one way of taking a worthless animal and make them more worthy. I guess.
I can get behind that. Nothing wrong with feral cats that are not contributing to the long term population. That's how you keep them under control.

You could argue that there are so many cats that once you have them you go ahead and euthanize them. But Id rather just fix them and let them go. I have done that for a few feral cats.
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SteveBott said:

If you read the article Like I did the strategy is the cats give off a scent that repels the rats. They don't actually kill all of them. Just scare them off so to speak.

The Save the Kitties nonprofit says the ferals are vaxxed and fixed. They also agreed to monitor each cat through their life cycle. To determine results.

It's one way of taking a worthless animal and make them more worthy. I guess.


They should have kept dna samples from each cat. Clone the ones that are useful.
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shiftyandquick said:

I wonder what Ursus thinks of this.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/13/chicago-releases-1000-cats-to-end-reputation-as-rat-capital/


"Cats are a little greasier when baked but rats on the other hand, make a great stew."

That's what Ursus is thinking.
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"Just scare them off" ? To where? The burbs ......
Old Sarge
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Future food source for Chicagoans when the Democrat Socialist Utopia is fully enacted. Forward thinking by current politicians. Progress.
TX AG 88
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B-1 83 said:

I knew an old woman who swallowed a fly, but I don't know why she swallowed a fly......



Few will get this drunken humor.....


maybe she'll die
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Well done B-1. Brought back some great memories of my childhood.
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They are going to take 3 acres of the Oak Street Beach and make it a Sh*tter Box!
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I see it at as detrimental to birds, and probably borderline worthless. Heck, one of the challenges with feral cat feeding stations is they end up feeding rodents.
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Probably another democratic jobs program funded by a Federal grant with high paying caretaker jobs being awarded to Democratic Ward Captains
An L of an Ag
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User name checks out.
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B-1 83 said:

I knew an old woman who swallowed a fly, but I don't know why she swallowed a fly......



Few will get this drunken humor.....
Thank you Dr. Soused
So the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced. It removes force from the equation... and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
Tony Franklins Other Shoe
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ursusguy said:

I see it at as detrimental to birds, and probably borderline worthless. Heck, one of the challenges with feral cat feeding stations is they end up feeding rodents.
Yes, that's what my vet daughter said "RIP songbirds in Chicago".
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In related news, they are going to try and raise the level of Lake Michigan with an eye dropper.
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SteveBott said:

If you read the article Like I did the strategy is the cats give off a scent that repels the rats. They don't actually kill all of them. Just scare them off so to speak.

The Save the Kitties nonprofit says the ferals are vaxxed and fixed. They also agreed to monitor each cat through their life cycle. To determine results.

It's one way of taking a worthless animal and make them more worthy. I guess.


I think I hear infrastructure some where out there....
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Shameful....a little Bubonic plague would actually improve Chicago.
one MEEN Ag
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Long term, this will only take out/drive off the smaller rats. Once the rats are too big for cats they are safe. Then there's less food/habitat pressure for the big rats because cats are picking off the smaller rats.

They just introduced a predator that ensures more large rats will roam.



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Big Shoulders said:

I lived in Chicago for 22 years and some of the rats I saw may decide to eat the cats for lunch.
Those Lower Wacker rodents are a different breed!
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Obligatory:

one MEEN Ag
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Thats the first time I've heard that joke end with an actual solution.
Mr. Dubi
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Dogs to curb the cat problem.

Bob cats to solve the dog problem

Hyenas to solve dog problem
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