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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:46 pm 
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I want to raise rodents for animal actors and for pets (to be sold at pet stores). To prevent diseases of wild rodents, I need to have a rodent-free zone around my place. Many farms in the area are being leveled and used for farm land and the farmer living in a nearby city and only staying in a motor-home during farm operations. The farm cats are being abandoned because animal shelters refuse to take them. Animal shelters put down dozens of cats a week in the two nearby cities due to the overwhelming volume of strays. My idea was to provide a home for unwanted cats around my rodent-raising facility. I looked to a large cat rescue as my model. The guy was arrested and his cats removed and he is facing animal hoarding and neglect charges even though everyone involved agreed he was doing the best job possible at giving these unwanted cats a good home including a veterinarian who dedicated his practice to the cats. PeTA seems to be behind this push to slander him and his operation. So, should I not even think of doing anything similar or is helping unwanted cats a good cause worth the risk of being on the bad side of PeTA and get the run-around? Here is the website for the guy who had his roughly 700 cats taken away: http://www.caboodleranch.org/


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Ann Vole wrote:
I want to raise rodents for animal actors and for pets (to be sold at pet stores). To prevent diseases of wild rodents, I need to have a rodent-free zone around my place. Many farms in the area are being leveled and used for farm land and the farmer living in a nearby city and only staying in a motor-home during farm operations. The farm cats are being abandoned because animal shelters refuse to take them. Animal shelters put down dozens of cats a week in the two nearby cities due to the overwhelming volume of strays. My idea was to provide a home for unwanted cats around my rodent-raising facility. I looked to a large cat rescue as my model. The guy was arrested and his cats removed and he is facing animal hoarding and neglect charges even though everyone involved agreed he was doing the best job possible at giving these unwanted cats a good home including a veterinarian who dedicated his practice to the cats. PeTA seems to be behind this push to slander him and his operation. So, should I not even think of doing anything similar or is helping unwanted cats a good cause worth the risk of being on the bad side of PeTA and get the run-around? Here is the website for the guy who had his roughly 700 cats taken away: http://www.caboodleranch.org/


You will be on the bad side of Peta with either the cat rescue or the rodent raising. The question is whether it really makes a difference to you. I personally could not care less what Peta thinks or does.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:16 am 
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i don't understand that why this man discuss the cats and can you tel me that what is peta???


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:34 am 
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i don't understand that why this man discuss the cats and can you tel me that what is peta???


It is a well known animal rights organization.

http://www.peta.org/

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:59 am 
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i don't understand that why this man discuss the cats and can you tel me that what is peta???
This guy took care of cats that would have been killed by cat shelters (when they get more cats then they adopt out) or that pee all over the house. He did this from donations and had a vet that volunteered to help care for the cats. They lived outdoors but had little houses made specifically for cats. Someone from the PeTA organization convinced a judge to allow the animal control people (with help from the police and PeTA volunteers) to arrest his guy for hoarding and not taking care of the animals and seize all the cats, put them in cages in a warehouse and keep them locked up for a year or two while this guy goes to court. The cats are living evidence that he had too many. PeTA is an organization called "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" but they have a general agenda to eliminate domestic animals completely including pets.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:17 pm 
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It all depends on where you are. Ethical animal treatment varies. One man or woman's pet is another's food. People eat everything from large animals to bacteria.
Our cat died a year ago and I have not wanted to get another, because here, they are not natural and kill birds. Pet dogs have lead to a decline in natural rabbits and squirrels (my favorites). The deer and other natural animals and plants are my friends.
People that hoard cats or dogs are nut cases to me.

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