Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Cats are not Pests

Today's meeting with the town council was interesting. Among other things, the Property Manager mentioned that he was glad to hear about this programme as this was a good way of educating the residents. This is so nice to hear and I do hope they are sincere about this - incidentally this is the Property Manager who tried to fine someone for feeding outside the childcare centre. However, I must also admit that this person who was feeding is quite volatile and who picked a fight with the supervisor last week.

The Property Manager mentioned that he was glad there were responsible caregivers who would take care of the area. He also mentioned something interesting. He said that a fairly well-known man came and gave a talk about pest control last week and he had spent some time defining what constituted a pest. For example, this man said that crows were what he considered pests, but cats were not.

Jolanda and I heading for a mediation tonight.


Blogger KXBC said...

I'm not sure if crows can be considered pests. Crows are very adaptable animals and being in an urban environment, will instinctively go for the easiest food source, ie, the rubbish bins which are not covered. And no prizes to guess who did not cover the bins in the first place, which leads to vermins and various other insects scavaging for edible bits.

29/3/06 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I agree with "crows are pests and cats are not". This subjectivity rationalize too many killings. But it is my personal opinion. I am just fantasizing....aliens in UFOs could also be labelling homo sapiens as pests...would that justify culling us?

29/3/06 10:00 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Agreed, people are always the ones that cause the problems. I am glad though that they are now not labelling cats as pests - baby steps!

29/3/06 10:12 AM  

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