Just a heads up for all you progressives, and the "conservatives" who feel the need to rally for any status quo. There's a new major legislative agenda in the making. Yesterday, the news out of New Zealand was that there is a local bird species that is going extinct. . . . . because of cats catching them and presumably eating them. So they are going to have a push to round up the feral cats, and reduce. . . . gradually. . . . the family pet population to zero. First of all, cat owners will need to license their cats. . . . . and pay a hefty fee to aid in protecting birds. Amazingly, the thinking somehow follows the trajectory of the gun control agenda. . . . next cat owners will need to spay and neuter all cats. . . . eventually this will mean fewer people have cats. . . . and eventually, no one will. . . . . . . . In the interim, it will be a heavily fined offense against pet owners whose cats kill a precious bird. Maybe thousands of dollars, or whatever is the NZ equivalent. . . . In will become law that anyone seeing a feral cat in the neighbors trash cans will be required to report it to the authorities, or if you don't and some bird feathers are found on your lawn, you will be guilty just like a legal cat owner would be. . . . >> > > > > Today, on our news, I heard a report that cats are responsible for killing billions of birds annually, and billions of "mammals", too. >>>>>>> cats have for a long time been second-class citizens in our country. . . . it looks like the liberals are going for a "final solution" that would make Stalin or Mao or ****** feel their work may have hope still. A cat receives no "endangered species" protection anywhere on this planet, at least not the housecat variety that sailors once kept on board ships to rid the hold of rats. And, oh, notice the political correctness terminology here. It's not acceptable to use the words "rats", "mice", or "aerial bombers", or "winged pests" to describe the most common disease vectors on this planet, or the fruit thieves. . . or food spoilers. . . . poor little mammals being killed by evil cats. . . . yeah, mammals makes it seem like it's us, and worthy of any law that could save them. . . .