Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ban Cats?

Some clown* in New Zealand is advocating eradicating cats because they are an invasive species which has harmed the environment.

Any bets as to which invasive species has done the most damage to the ecosystem in New Zealand? Here's a hint: It isn't Felis catus. It is a certain species of bipedal primate, which can often be found making stupid public pronouncements.
* My apologies to professional clowns (and their subspecies, congressmen).


w3ski said...

Wasn't it Australia that had a problem with Rabbits as well? Crocks and Snakes and huge spiders are fine but no soft fuzzy critters allowed?
"what a world, what a world"

Old NFO said...

Apparently the issue is the FERAL cats...

CenterPuke88 said...

Nope, read further and he wants people to not replace their current cats, and admits that while he doesn't expect people to euthanize their pet cats, he'd be OK with it.

Nangleator said...

Always a good time to pull out the Douglas Adams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONkf6EZdjEc

w3ski said...

"I'll give up my cat when you pry it from my dead cold hands".

Husbad said...

Aren't there theories that the black plague was particularly devasting in part due to the killing of felines (due to superstitions?), which caused the rodent population to increase?

Comrade Misfit said...

Cats are the most popular pet in this country and yes, they are an invasive species. (So are earthworms.)

I imagine that a move to outlaw cats would be met with gunplay. So first they'll ban the guns, then they'll ban the cats.


Comrade Misfit said...

There are some along those lines.

w3ski said...

Uh, they already banned most guns downunder.
Goodbye kitties.

Eck! said...

One assurance, the stupid will speak, it will be incomprehensible.

Ah, do we give them their sign now or after the quarantine is lifted?


CenterPuke88 said...

I guess my 7 and 8 pound mutts just won't do...gotta go get a Maine Coon before they get banned!

Joe said...

You can have my Maine Coon. He's a total jerk.

mickle said...

Uh, they already banned most guns downunder.

Goodbye kitties.