Backyard bird feeding.

To: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Subject: Backyard bird feeding.
From: peter crow <>
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 05:56:55 +1000

I cannot agree with your arguments either about feeding or cats.

Your thoughts that one more or less doesn't matter is probably statistically. However if everyone takes that attitude it may mean everyone has a cat or everyone feeds as each takes the attitude of one more doesn't matter.

Its not the "one more" but rather the "sum of the ones" that add up. My attitude is that each cat eats (kills) x birds lizards set each year so 20 cats eats (kills) 20x.

The alternative is that each person who doesn't have a cat prevents x kills annually.

Last night I attended a dinner to celebrate Queensland Ornithological Society"s (Birds Queensland) 35th anniversary and one of the speakers spoke on changes during that time (another speaker also touched o the same theme with almost identical words). Both firmly placed a the changes in bird population and densities in Brisbane and surrounds n people.

each person has only a small effect but each of us should do our bit rather than take the attitude that my bit makes no difference.

regards Peter

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