Feral Cats Attacking Endangered Seabirds In Hawaii



The video shows endangered seabird burrows in the rugged rainforests of the mountains of Kauai in Hawaii where ferals cat attack the birds and feed on them.

Scientists state that feral cats are killing the endangered seabirds in large numbers. I would like to know where they get their statistics from because a video such as this one does not confirm that large numbers of seabirds are being killed by feral cats.

In the video you will see the cats pulling a Newell's Shearwater and a Hawaiian Petrel out of their borrowers and then killing them.

Dr Andre Raine, a coordinator of an endangered seabird recovery project, says that this is yet more evidence of the impact that feral cats have upon the conservation of these birds.

The population of these endangered birds is declining.  The reason for the researchers to find out why.
“The cameras are showing that cats are regularly visiting seabird borrows in all of our monitored colonies." says Dr Raine.
Dr Raine also states that one cat visited nine burrows in a single day last year. He goes on to state that a Hawaiian Petrel chick was killed in the process.  I wish to remain unbiased but that makes one bird and hints at the possibility that the feral cats are less destructive than as implied. Feral cats don't decimate bird populations.

There have been examples of feral cats killing island birds but often the research is flawed. Rats kill birds too for instance (How feral cats affect wildlife - overview)

Clearly the authorities in Hawaii are concerned about feral cat populations and no doubt they will be taking steps in the future to reduce the size of the population and I hope when that time comes they use the humane method, TNR. They are working with the Humane Society of the United States to work out the best way to reduce the impact on indigenous wildlife.

The impact of feral cats on wildlife is frequently over-estimated and always based on estimates.
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12 comments:

  1. You just don't get it, do you, you sorry fu**. If even ONE native animal, especially an endangered species is harmed by just ONE cat, then ALL cats in that area must be destroyed. And if they can find who is or even WAS the caretaker of that cat that didn't even harm, but only threatened an endangered species? Then that person is instantly fined $20,000 for violating federal-law and given up to 10 years in prison. Go suck on some more of your brain-damaging cat-piss. It seems to be doing wonders for your mind.

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    1. Hope you well and happy in your work of shooting cats. Make sure you have your .22 rifle available at all times. You never know when you'll meet a feral cat to shoot. Have a good day Woody.

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  2. TNR DOES NOT STOP CATS FROM DESTROYING WILDLIFE, ENDANGERED OR OTHERWISE. THE ONLY THING THAT STOPS THAT IS CONTAINMENT OF ALL CATS OR DESTROYING EVERY LAST ONE. GUESS WHICH METHOD IS AFFORDABLE AT THE SCALE THAT IT HAS TO BE DONE.

    Or would you rather that all cat-hoarders adopt them into their homes so you find them months from now, piled in layer upon layer of desiccated cats? Really? You're really this phenomenally and pathetically stupid? Wow.

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    1. Give me a ring Woody. I'd love to talk to you on the phone.

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  3. Sad for the birds and sad that they may be endangered species.
    But, such is life. It happens, but not on the scale that is reported.

    I, genuinely, like birds.
    When my neighbors hang bird feeders out, I don't feel the need to take them down or shoot any birds just because they soil my car, etc. Nor, do I think to myself, "Hmmm. more cat food flying in".

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    1. Let us all know when you finally get at least a high-school freshman's level of education in biology and ecology. But then, you won't have to let us know. You'll stop promoting the spread of an invasive-species predator all on your little own.

      Here's how you can make every last cat-licking, facts-twisting, propaganda-spewing fool reveal just how absurd, hypocritical, ignorant, stupid, and ludicrous ALL their beliefs are; all with just ONE simple question. Ask them:

      "If you believe that these cats are a natural part of the environment and belong out in nature, then why are you even bothering to sterilize them?"

      Blatantly ignorant hypocrite much? Your agreement to sterilize them is your very agreement that they don't even belong there in the very first place. Is this too difficult for you to comprehend?

      What is it? Is your brain so damaged by an infestation of Toxoplasma gondii parasites that have invaded your mind that it is not allowing you to think clearly? Unaware of your own brain-damage, are you? Or are you just this phenomenally stupid, uneducated, and terminally ignorant? What's your excuse? We'd all like to know. Because if we can finally figure out why cat-lickers are just this astoundingly stupid and blatantly hypocritical then we can solve the main cause of this problem and it will never happen again. How do we "cure" you?

      Throw some more cats under the wheels of moving cars, or let them get slowly eaten from the inside-out by parasites, force them to attack each other to fight-to-the-death for territory and survival (a main selling-point of TNR, yet it is a highly punishable criminal offense in every state of the union to force ANY domesticated animals to fight each other for their very survival) -- while you loudly declare to the whole world yet some more how much that you truly "love" cats and how "humane" that TNR is for cats. That's always good for another laugh-at-you.

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    2. I am the same. I like birds. But this is another one of those hyped up cat wipes out endangered bird species stories. They are quite common.

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  4. Birds are just a minor subset of all the thousands of native animal species (billions of individual animals) that cat-lickers (criminally irresponsible cat-advocates) are annihilating around the world with their man-made invasive species vermin cats.

    Not only are these demented invasive-species house-cats-ONLY "animal lovers" now killing off all Big Cats in all wildlife reserves around the world:

    thenational.ae/news/uae-news/big-cat-owners-warned-to-keep-them-acres-away-from-feral-strays

    And for the ultimate example of absurdity and species-conservation irony, now making all moggie-licking residents of the UK (the inventors of that TNR insanity) the complete laughingstocks of the whole world, they've already made their ONE AND ONLY NATIVE CAT SPECIES EXTINCT in the UK with their invasive species "moggies":

    guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/16/scottish-wildcat-extinction

    "A report, produced by the Scottish Wildcat Association, reviewed 2,000 records of camera trap recordings, eyewitness reports and road kills, and concluded there may be only about 40 wildcats left in Scotland in the wild today. 'However you juggle the figures, it is hard to find anything positive,' says Steve Piper, the association's chairman. 'The overwhelming evidence is that the wildcat is going to be extinct within months.'" ... "However, it is not the loss of habitat that is causing the current cat crisis in the Cairngorms. It is the spread of the domestic cat." ... "'Essentially the Highland wildcat is being eradicated by an alien invasive species: the domestic cat.'" (report quoted from 2 years ago, they are no-doubt extinct by now)

    As well as killing off all their inland River Otters in England (and elsewhere) with their cats' parasites:

    wildlifeextra.com/go/news/otter-toxoplasmosis.html

    As well as cats' parasites killing off all rare and endangered marine mammals on all coastlines around the world (worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined):

    news.msn.com/science-technology/deadly-cat-feces-killing-thousands-of-marine-mammals
    environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/hawaiian-monk-seals

    Plus these cat-licking "animal lover" psychopaths and sociopaths are also killing off all the Mountain Lions (Cougars, Puma, Endangered Florida Panther, etc.), and all other native cat species in North America:

    rapidcityjournal.com/sports/local/feral-cats-pose-threat-to-birds-lions/article_8ec451c9-4b03-55a3-baa7-71ac577905cb.html

    But now these cat-lickers are even killing off rare whales and causing massive birth-defects in the indigenous Inuit people who depend on seal-meat for their very survival. Seals that were infected (and are also dying-off) from these cat-lickers' cats' parasites.

    Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious
    news.ubc.ca/2014/02/13/bigthaw/

    Let's thank these psychotic bible-home-schooled cat-lickers for all the fine work they do for being such fantastic "animal lovers", shall we? THEY JUST LOVE CATS SO MUCH! So caring! So thoughtful! So intelligent! So FULL of love for living things! So much so that they will even sacrifice whole races of humans to death-by-birth-defect to prove how much they love their cats.

    I'd love to thank them all, each with a gift of a solitary-confinement prison-cell -- FOR LIFE. Better yet, for their VAST ecological crimes and sins against all of nature and all of humanity, hanged-until-dead would be a far more fitting "gift" for them AND the whole planet. That used to be the punishment for engaging in bio-warfare against the human population and all other animal life in any country. I say bring it back -- special, just for them.

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    1. I agree with Dee. Look to yourself and humans generally for the world's biggest killers.

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  5. Sorry your feathers got ruffled, Jimbo.

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  6. It's HUMANS who are destroying wildlife

    http://www.change.org/petitions/wildlife-services-stop-slaughtering-millions-of-wild-animals

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    1. Wow. You don't even have the reasoning ability of a 3-year-old.

      Cats ARE an activity of humans. If humans weren't here there wouldn't be ANY of your invasive species vermin cats. So it's better that you destroy all wildlife with your cats? Because one of YOUR man-made animals is destroying native animals that that makes it somehow okay?

      Guess what happens to any dog that is found hunting wildlife without being under direct supervision of its LICENSED owner, even during legal hunting season? That dog is shot on sight -- and the owner, if found, is convicted and fined of hunting unlawfully.

      Go lick your vermin cat's c_nt. It seems that's about all that you useless cat-lickers can comprehend at this point in your astoundingly ignorant and waste-of-flesh lives.

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