. . . More birds and mammals die at the paws of cats than are killed by cars, chemicals or collisions with man-made structures
. . . felines typically spent one third of every day killing small animals.
The Independent UK
Cats are one of the top threats to US wildlife, killing billions of animals each year, a study suggests.
The authors estimate they are responsible for the deaths of between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals annually.
. . . and feral cats were the worst offenders.
. . . pet cats also played a role and that owners should do more to reduce their impact.
. . . more animals are dying at the claws of cats in the United States than in road accidents, collisions with buildings or poisonings.
The domestic cat's killer instinct has been well documented on many islands around the world. Felines accompanying their human companions have gone on to prey on the local wildlife, and they have been blamed for the global extinction of 33 species.
Couldn't quite find a title, but this refers to the recent involvement with J&J on using the land.
Details of temporary use leading to a contract were very sketchy in more ways than one, but the underlying problem is my lack of tolerance with regard to them bringing a cat. The issue being compounded by presenting it as a possibility and Michal saying there was no problem.
After some soul searching and discussing this with others I decided that the cats were not welcome as pets. The issues surrounding cats and animals are explained in Cruelty to Creatures, Pages 1,2 and 3
From my point of view the cats were not the only problem regarding animals, nor am I saying that J&J's desire to keep or be involved with animals was the hub of the problem.
The problems highlighted in The Hub didn't exist as all the founders were 'vegan' in that they had no animals nor were involved in their support.
So the issue to address is to clarify the problems that arose to better cope with other similar situations where they arise.