Viewing post #677189 by Lance
|There are indeed numerous threats to the native populations of many plants and animals and their ecosystems. This is just one threat, although by all estimates from numerous sources it is a large and significant one. What frustrates me the most about cats, dogs and other pets allowed to roam at will or even abandoned is that it is so easily remedied - keep your pets properly under control for the health of the local ecosystem and your own pet. I try to educate about the other threats as I can, as well, and practice what I promote. I do not use motors for recreation, do not spray herbicides or pesticides, put stuff in my windows for visual deterrents, and have been known to swerve to avoid even butterflies as long as it is safe to do so.
I put these links up because I had recently received them. My article has links to dog damage, as well, and there are numerous instances of other pets such as pythons in Florida causing damage. Please be responsible with your pets of all kinds and prevent them from impacting our local wildlife as the wild critters obviously have enough to deal with already.
About 3 years ago I think it was, I thought there was no way the stray cats that were visiting my yard could have such a profound impact on the birds in my yard. Unfortunately, I watched the ground feeding bird population plummet. Since taking the cats to the local humane shelter, the bird population is coming back.
Thank you for pointing out many other concerns, and that this is not necessarily a simple issue.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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