paul wheaton wrote:This thread has taught me something I didn't know about Bill. Certainly some things worth considering.
I am a big fan of cats and am struggling with the idea of not having cats on a permaculture farm.
Nickolas Mcsweeney wrote:Hello everyone, i am new here but i am not new to permaculture. Bill Mollison states in a few of his permaculture books that there is no place in the permaculture system for cats(please correct me if you think i am wrong). so does anyone disagree with him on this?
Frank Callo wrote:As I see it, the biggest problem with cats is that they reproduce pretty prodigiously. I live in an urban environment and the feral cats are something of a neusance
Frank Callo wrote:We could make a whole other thread out of the predator/prey imbalance.
Brenda Groth wrote:love those upside down teases..of course this means I'm UPRIGHT..
I will admit my cats do eat a lot of birds..which I do frown upon..however..we still have lots of birds..
Actually do believe that my big cat would eat chickens if i had them, that is why I don't..he eats rabbits and anything smaller and when he was about 6 mo old he took down a fawn..or tried to..but we didn't let him keep the fawn. (he was just playing, he wouldn't have eaten it)
Hazel Reagan wrote:I was told by an Intern from Norway, he heard on a radio new station that there was a Chef in Italy who served cats and they were good. I never thought about eating predators before. Has any one tried them? If not for personal use, they might make good dog food. I have a problem sometimes with ferals.