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Feral Cats at Callam Offices, Woden

By HenryBG 27 August 2012 80

Callam Offices are the location of a large population of feral cats.

Not only has the ACT Government failed to bait them/catch them/get rid of them in some way, but several extraordinarily stupid women have been regularly seen feeding these cats.

Yesterday, I witnessed the evidence of the environmental effects that cats have on our environment, in the form of the well-gnawed remains of Australian Native Fauna, namely what looks like a pair of Rosella wings.

I hope the complete idiots who’ve been feeding these cats are *really* proud of themselves.

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AsparagusSyndrome 4:50 am 01 Sep 12

Jungle Jim said :

N_A’s story is the same all over the internet.

A good example here

Quite agree. Our Nature_Advocate is an avid environmentalist – you can see that from his recycling habits and his user sock-puppet names – quite by accident, I’ve come across his posts under the rugged outdoorsy name – Woodsman001 at
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/08/scienceshot-cats-dont-cause-canc.html

If you click on his username at that site, you will have the exquisite pleasure of uncovering a whole trove of very familiar looking comments, inserted sideways, rectally, in an equally trollesque manner. And if you care to go further, Googling the same name reveals even more of his crusade-worthy efforts appearing in other forums over a long period. He must just sit there for days, cutting and pasting at his legendary 130 paragraphs per second, interspersed here and there with his lovingly customised and sensitive comments to suit the occasion, perhaps hoping that the invective will inspire or irritate others. He even has “standard issue prepared reply for bible-home-schooled people like you” diatribes, ready to cut and paste anywhere he goes. Convenience doubleplus.

He’s like the ever-prepared Johnny Appleseed of cat extincterization advocates, or maybe a modern day Onan, spilling his seed in the dust all over the internet, hoping it will bear … well, “fruit” hardly seems to describe the utter catlessness and on-line negative attention so keenly sought.

Imagine being born, full of potential, growing up with dreams and ambitions, and all the hopes of devoted parents … and then, years later, winding up spending your hours hunched over a keyboard, ranting endlessly at every opportunity on a singular topic like how to eradicate a particular breed from the planet, and all the ills that this undesirable breed will bring about if not stopped now. Can’t put my finger on it, but I have a creeping sense of deja vu about all that. I guess I should dismiss this as my cognitive dissociativity coming back again. Can’t get these dang oocysts out of my head…

Anyways… like the Woden women and their feral cats, we prolly best stop feeding the trolls I guess.

kakosi 7:17 pm 31 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

chewy14 said :

HenryBG,
I think the logic goes more like this:

X damages the environment by B amount.
Y damages the environment by 100 000 000 x B (guesstimation for example only)

Therefore I will concentrate on stopping/hating X whilst ignoring Y. You’re right, the logic doesn’t make sense.

More fuzzy cat-loving logic.

Caring about cause X in no way excludes caring about cause Y.

This is a thread about Cause X.

Introducing the irrelevance of Cause Y to this thread is an example of diversion: usually example of dishonesty, I’ve been kind and ascribed it here to mere stupidity instead.

Meanwhile, the native fauna all over Canberra remains under constant assault from cats, who have no place in this ecology and should be eradicated.

Actually it’s foxes and Indian Mynah birds that are the biggest problem in Canberra threatening native bird species:)

kakosi 7:13 pm 31 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

kakosi said :

It’s odd that people hate cats so much and fail to realise every animal has the ability to spread disease, but no animal destroys the environment as much as human beings. Think of all the hundreds of thousands of hectares of land cleared to feed people, to build cities and homes, and then you might put this argument into proper perspective.

I believe Freud said that people who dislike cats dislike the feminine side of their own natures – perhaps here lies the real reason for all the cat-hating?

Freud was full of sh!t, and I can’t believe some people are so dense they are still trotting it out.

Your argument seems to be, “X causes damage to the environment, therefore you shouldn’t condemn Y for damaging the environment”.

Typical lack of logic you would expect from the cat-loving mind.

Cats should be eradicated.

I was being sardonic – look it up fool!

Antagonist 6:23 pm 31 Aug 12

bundah said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

geetee said :

Hmmmm…

Does anyone know if this toxoplasmosis stuff can get into phone lines or wireless internet connections and potentially cause madness for interweb users?

I am pretty sure that the only way to protect oneself is to wear a tinfoil hat at all times.

Like these two?
http://swirlsipsnark.com/?attachment_id=10771

I think the cat is wearing its hat inside out. Deosn’t the shiny side go on the outside?

Watson 4:05 pm 31 Aug 12

Nature_Advocate said :

Watson said :

Oh man, this evil cat stuff is hilarious! Please don’t stop!

But if you really want to help the environment, I suggest changing your target to humans. I wouldn’t go round showing photos of piles of dead people though. You might want to be a bit more discreet if you go that way. Good luck!

While it is true that overpopulation of humans is the #1 problem that we and all other species face today; this doesn’t excuse all the responsible, wise, and intelligent people from cleaning-up and stopping all the ecological disasters caused by those phenomenally stupid and criminally negligent people that should have never been born in the first place.

Cats are a man-made (through selective breeding) invasive species. And as such, cats being a product of man’s intervention, are no less of a man-made environmental disaster than any oil-spill, radiation-fallout, chemical-spill, or other environmental disaster _caused_by_man_. Cats are _not_exempt_ from having to be removed from every natural environment, wherever and whenever they are found away from supervised confinement. Just as you would do all you can to remove Zebra Mussels from any waterway where they don’t belong. Or Burmese Pythons and African Cichlids from every habitat where they exist in N. America today. Burmese Pythons and African Cichlids started out as pets too. Many of our destructive invasive species pests started out as PETS discarded by criminally-irresponsible humans. (Or from pets’ habitats, e.g. Eurasian Watermilfoil that is annihilating native aquatic life in many regions of the USA came from people irresponsibly dumping their pet-fish aquarium water into lakes and streams.) And guess what happens to all those other non-native pets that became destructive invasive species? They are destroyed on-site by any means possible — no questions asked — none required.

Cats are even worse than an oil-spill of multi-continent-sized proportions. They not only kill off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines (just as all oil-spills do) from run-off from the land carrying cats’ Toxoplasma gondii parasites, they also destroy the complete food-chain in every ecosystem where cats are found today. From smallest of prey that is gutted and skinned alive for cats’ tortured play-toys (not even used for food, just for senseless play), up to the top predators that are starved to death from cats destroying their ONLY food sources. (Precisely what cats caused on my own land not long ago.) They don’t destroy just birds. They destroy everything that moves — directly or indirectly. They will even destroy valuable native vegetation by destroying those animals that are required pollinators for those plants or those that act as seed dispersers for those plants (as many smaller rodent and bird species do) or those that act as pest-control for those plants. Cats can and will wipe out whole ecosystems eventually — animal and plant.

Cats need to be made to disappear from all non-native habitats — PERMANENTLY. And the sooner the better. They are breeding out of control at an exponential rate. The reason for “the sooner the better” is that you can only hope you can halt the problem before it is beyond the reach of any method you eventually choose. Luckily, I caught the problem in time where I live. It seems nobody else is faring as well — their time is being wasted by cat-lovers trying to stop them from doing the right thing. Asking or listening to any deranged invasive species advocate for advice on how to clean up the ecological disaster that they created and perpetuate is about as useful as asking your local career theives for advice on where to hide your valuables from their daily activities. Ignore anything they might say and you too will solve the problem where you live.

Thanks! Keep up the good work. 😀

bundah 3:27 pm 31 Aug 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

geetee said :

Hmmmm…

Does anyone know if this toxoplasmosis stuff can get into phone lines or wireless internet connections and potentially cause madness for interweb users?

I am pretty sure that the only way to protect oneself is to wear a tinfoil hat at all times.

Like these two?
http://swirlsipsnark.com/?attachment_id=10771

HenryBG 1:52 pm 31 Aug 12

Katietonia said :

I’ve seen two different men feeding the cats, so maybe you need to edit your post to include men not just “stupid women”.

I don’t believe you.

Real men don’t feed cats.

Katietonia 1:40 pm 31 Aug 12

I’ve seen two different men feeding the cats, so maybe you need to edit your post to include men not just “stupid women”.

HenryBG 1:31 pm 31 Aug 12

chewy14 said :

HenryBG,
I think the logic goes more like this:

X damages the environment by B amount.
Y damages the environment by 100 000 000 x B (guesstimation for example only)

Therefore I will concentrate on stopping/hating X whilst ignoring Y. You’re right, the logic doesn’t make sense.

More fuzzy cat-loving logic.

Caring about cause X in no way excludes caring about cause Y.

This is a thread about Cause X.

Introducing the irrelevance of Cause Y to this thread is an example of diversion: usually example of dishonesty, I’ve been kind and ascribed it here to mere stupidity instead.

Meanwhile, the native fauna all over Canberra remains under constant assault from cats, who have no place in this ecology and should be eradicated.

Antagonist 11:57 am 31 Aug 12

kakosi said :

I believe Freud said that people who dislike cats dislike the feminine side of their own natures – perhaps here lies the real reason for all the cat-hating?

I’m pretty sure he actually said “People who dislike cats want to f__k their mothers”. Actually, I’m pretty sure everything he had to say involved having sex with his mother.

p1 10:42 am 31 Aug 12

I kinda like the fact that we now have a nutbag from the states posting, it almost guarantees a good bit of crazy to read each morning.

We just need to make sure there is always a cat thread running. I wonder how he feels about cyclists?

chewy14 9:51 am 31 Aug 12

HenryBG,
I think the logic goes more like this:

X damages the environment by B amount.
Y damages the environment by 100 000 000 x B (guesstimation for example only)

Therefore I will concentrate on stopping/hating X whilst ignoring Y. You’re right, the logic doesn’t make sense.

HenryBG 9:41 am 31 Aug 12

kakosi said :

It’s odd that people hate cats so much and fail to realise every animal has the ability to spread disease, but no animal destroys the environment as much as human beings. Think of all the hundreds of thousands of hectares of land cleared to feed people, to build cities and homes, and then you might put this argument into proper perspective.

I believe Freud said that people who dislike cats dislike the feminine side of their own natures – perhaps here lies the real reason for all the cat-hating?

Freud was full of sh!t, and I can’t believe some people are so dense they are still trotting it out.

Your argument seems to be, “X causes damage to the environment, therefore you shouldn’t condemn Y for damaging the environment”.

Typical lack of logic you would expect from the cat-loving mind.

Cats should be eradicated.

geetee said :

Hmmmm…

Does anyone know if this toxoplasmosis stuff can get into phone lines or wireless internet connections and potentially cause madness for interweb users?

I am pretty sure that the only way to protect oneself is to wear a tinfoil hat at all times.

nicnacvb 9:14 am 31 Aug 12

Interesting that the Nature_Advocate on Jungle Jim’s link gives his name.

http://www.arkansasonline.com/users/NatureAdvocate/comments/

Real or fake, who knows.

Another interesting post from the same guy here (about halfway down):

http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/may/17/man-shooting-stray-cat-badly-hurts-neighbor/

I like Vickie Brown’s post that follows. So true!

And yes, I do have too much time on my hands.

Thumper 8:27 am 31 Aug 12

Nature_Advocate said :

Watson said :

Oh man, this evil cat stuff is hilarious! Please don’t stop!

But if you really want to help the environment, I suggest changing your target to humans. I wouldn’t go round showing photos of piles of dead people though. You might want to be a bit more discreet if you go that way. Good luck!

While it is true that overpopulation of humans is the #1 problem that we and all other species face today; this doesn’t excuse all the responsible, wise, and intelligent people from cleaning-up and stopping all the ecological disasters caused by those phenomenally stupid and criminally negligent people that should have never been born in the first place.

Cats are a man-made (through selective breeding) invasive species. And as such, cats being a product of man’s intervention, are no less of a man-made environmental disaster than any oil-spill, radiation-fallout, chemical-spill, or other environmental disaster _caused_by_man_. Cats are _not_exempt_ from having to be removed from every natural environment, wherever and whenever they are found away from supervised confinement. Just as you would do all you can to remove Zebra Mussels from any waterway where they don’t belong. Or Burmese Pythons and African Cichlids from every habitat where they exist in N. America today. Burmese Pythons and African Cichlids started out as pets too. Many of our destructive invasive species pests started out as PETS discarded by criminally-irresponsible humans. (Or from pets’ habitats, e.g. Eurasian Watermilfoil that is annihilating native aquatic life in many regions of the USA came from people irresponsibly dumping their pet-fish aquarium water into lakes and streams.) And guess what happens to all those other non-native pets that became destructive invasive species? They are destroyed on-site by any means possible — no questions asked — none required.

Cats are even worse than an oil-spill of multi-continent-sized proportions. They not only kill off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines (just as all oil-spills do) from run-off from the land carrying cats’ Toxoplasma gondii parasites, they also destroy the complete food-chain in every ecosystem where cats are found today. From smallest of prey that is gutted and skinned alive for cats’ tortured play-toys (not even used for food, just for senseless play), up to the top predators that are starved to death from cats destroying their ONLY food sources. (Precisely what cats caused on my own land not long ago.) They don’t destroy just birds. They destroy everything that moves — directly or indirectly. They will even destroy valuable native vegetation by destroying those animals that are required pollinators for those plants or those that act as seed dispersers for those plants (as many smaller rodent and bird species do) or those that act as pest-control for those plants. Cats can and will wipe out whole ecosystems eventually — animal and plant.

Cats need to be made to disappear from all non-native habitats — PERMANENTLY. And the sooner the better. They are breeding out of control at an exponential rate. The reason for “the sooner the better” is that you can only hope you can halt the problem before it is beyond the reach of any method you eventually choose. Luckily, I caught the problem in time where I live. It seems nobody else is faring as well — their time is being wasted by cat-lovers trying to stop them from doing the right thing. Asking or listening to any deranged invasive species advocate for advice on how to clean up the ecological disaster that they created and perpetuate is about as useful as asking your local career theives for advice on where to hide your valuables from their daily activities. Ignore anything they might say and you too will solve the problem where you live.

Beware the FLUFFY MINIONS OF HELL!

geetee 8:23 am 31 Aug 12

Hmmmm…

Does anyone know if this toxoplasmosis stuff can get into phone lines or wireless internet connections and potentially cause madness for interweb users?

Nature_Advocate 2:16 am 31 Aug 12

Watson said :

Oh man, this evil cat stuff is hilarious! Please don’t stop!

But if you really want to help the environment, I suggest changing your target to humans. I wouldn’t go round showing photos of piles of dead people though. You might want to be a bit more discreet if you go that way. Good luck!

While it is true that overpopulation of humans is the #1 problem that we and all other species face today; this doesn’t excuse all the responsible, wise, and intelligent people from cleaning-up and stopping all the ecological disasters caused by those phenomenally stupid and criminally negligent people that should have never been born in the first place.

Cats are a man-made (through selective breeding) invasive species. And as such, cats being a product of man’s intervention, are no less of a man-made environmental disaster than any oil-spill, radiation-fallout, chemical-spill, or other environmental disaster _caused_by_man_. Cats are _not_exempt_ from having to be removed from every natural environment, wherever and whenever they are found away from supervised confinement. Just as you would do all you can to remove Zebra Mussels from any waterway where they don’t belong. Or Burmese Pythons and African Cichlids from every habitat where they exist in N. America today. Burmese Pythons and African Cichlids started out as pets too. Many of our destructive invasive species pests started out as PETS discarded by criminally-irresponsible humans. (Or from pets’ habitats, e.g. Eurasian Watermilfoil that is annihilating native aquatic life in many regions of the USA came from people irresponsibly dumping their pet-fish aquarium water into lakes and streams.) And guess what happens to all those other non-native pets that became destructive invasive species? They are destroyed on-site by any means possible — no questions asked — none required.

Cats are even worse than an oil-spill of multi-continent-sized proportions. They not only kill off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines (just as all oil-spills do) from run-off from the land carrying cats’ Toxoplasma gondii parasites, they also destroy the complete food-chain in every ecosystem where cats are found today. From smallest of prey that is gutted and skinned alive for cats’ tortured play-toys (not even used for food, just for senseless play), up to the top predators that are starved to death from cats destroying their ONLY food sources. (Precisely what cats caused on my own land not long ago.) They don’t destroy just birds. They destroy everything that moves — directly or indirectly. They will even destroy valuable native vegetation by destroying those animals that are required pollinators for those plants or those that act as seed dispersers for those plants (as many smaller rodent and bird species do) or those that act as pest-control for those plants. Cats can and will wipe out whole ecosystems eventually — animal and plant.

Cats need to be made to disappear from all non-native habitats — PERMANENTLY. And the sooner the better. They are breeding out of control at an exponential rate. The reason for “the sooner the better” is that you can only hope you can halt the problem before it is beyond the reach of any method you eventually choose. Luckily, I caught the problem in time where I live. It seems nobody else is faring as well — their time is being wasted by cat-lovers trying to stop them from doing the right thing. Asking or listening to any deranged invasive species advocate for advice on how to clean up the ecological disaster that they created and perpetuate is about as useful as asking your local career theives for advice on where to hide your valuables from their daily activities. Ignore anything they might say and you too will solve the problem where you live.

Thumper 10:38 pm 30 Aug 12

poetix said :

Thumper said :

poetix said :

DrKoresh said :

Nature_Advocate said :

Evil_Kitten said :

I hope you didn’t write all that out for me? I am a dog person and am very rarely, if ever, around cats.

I don’t care what kind of person you are. You’re just obviously phenomenally ignorant to the ecological disaster and human health disaster that the whole world faces today caused by misguided, criminally irresponsible, and delusional cat-lovers.

And don’t feel too flattered by the number of characters typed. 130 wpm typing makes this effortless.

You’re the one blaming toxoplasmosis for all of society’s ills, I don’t think you’re in a position to go around calling anybody paranoid and delusional. As for your wpm? Cool story bro, i bet all the wimmins just looooove your mad typing skillz.

http://cheezburger.com/5179239936

It had to happen…

Only time I’ll ever post one of these. I don’t really like cats, but I don’t think they’re responsible for climate change or nuclear weapons.

I love cats but I reckon they are totally responsible for climate change and nuclear weapons.

Satan’s fluffy minions.

ButI am beginning to wonder if Nature_Advocate is Captain RAAF’s civilian twin.

Hehe, Satan’s fluffy minions…. 🙂

poetix 10:22 pm 30 Aug 12

Thumper said :

poetix said :

DrKoresh said :

Nature_Advocate said :

Evil_Kitten said :

I hope you didn’t write all that out for me? I am a dog person and am very rarely, if ever, around cats.

I don’t care what kind of person you are. You’re just obviously phenomenally ignorant to the ecological disaster and human health disaster that the whole world faces today caused by misguided, criminally irresponsible, and delusional cat-lovers.

And don’t feel too flattered by the number of characters typed. 130 wpm typing makes this effortless.

You’re the one blaming toxoplasmosis for all of society’s ills, I don’t think you’re in a position to go around calling anybody paranoid and delusional. As for your wpm? Cool story bro, i bet all the wimmins just looooove your mad typing skillz.

http://cheezburger.com/5179239936

It had to happen…

Only time I’ll ever post one of these. I don’t really like cats, but I don’t think they’re responsible for climate change or nuclear weapons.

I love cats but I reckon they are totally responsible for climate change and nuclear weapons.

Satan’s fluffy minions.

ButI am beginning to wonder if Nature_Advocate is Captain RAAF’s civilian twin.

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