Are cats "city Rabbits" ?

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by upnorth, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

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    Dec 7, 2019
    Are non-mangy cats generally safe to eat? No coronaviruses usually?
     
  2. Corso

    Corso

    Aug 16, 2007
    long pig will be easier to catch ;)
     
  3. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    Cats can actually carry coronavirus but there's no evidence to show it can make the jump from cats to humans. I knew somebody who ate cat once while in some rough parts of africa and he was surprised by how nice it tastes and how well it cooked up.
     
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  4. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher

    Nov 19, 2008
    Ditch cougars are decent enough table fare.
     
  5. mjhMN

    mjhMN

    43
    Jan 22, 2007
    We have two indoor cats they are inside only cats........my wife would not be too happy if we had to eat them.....but.......

    The neighbor has a cat that stalks the neighborhood killing rabbits, birds, whatever it can.....we call it white kitty as is primarily white furred with a couple of black spots......if necessary white kitty would be the first to go......it's a competitor for the rabbits and other things I might need to eat......don't think I would be able to prep the hide as trade goods though.....neighbor might notice that.......
     
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  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Yep. Don't mess with people's pets... ever.

    I read that recently a guy killed someone after arguing over a stupid soft drink. Hurting people's pets are a good way to cause "problems".
     
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  7. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    All I can say is that some people need to keep their pets out of my yard. It seems to be the neighborhood litterbox and marking post (they have even gone inside my car when I left the window open and sprayed inside). I can't plant anything new in the yard without it getting dug up and replaced by cat crap. Keep your cats in your yard. Count me as someone who won't shed a tear over any cats. And if it came down to a survival situation, I would have no qualms about using them as a food source.
     
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  8. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    That's a good way to eat a bullet from someone that likes their cats better than you.
     
  9. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    I cannot fathom the denial that some cat owners live in regarding their pets. They cause destruction of property, and wreak havoc on wildlife. In their home they are cuddly family members. But elsewhere they are nothing but pests. If my dog were to keep going to your yard and digging up your flower beds and crapping all over the place, you would rightfully be upset and want something done about it. Why are cats different? I have had to put chicken wire on the ground in a few of the really favorite litterboxes in my yard. One day, my neighbor (whose cats are the primary offenders) saw the chicken wire and asked why it was there. When told why, she laughed and said "It's probably my cats". No apology or anything, as if it were perfectly acceptable.

    I stand by my belief that in a true survival situation, cats are on the menu. As are dogs. It's like going to a third world country...if you can catch it, it's on the menu (I have eaten some strange things, including dog, in a third world country). Hunger changes your perspective on what should be served for dinner. Kind of like the Donner party.
     
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  10. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1

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    Apr 23, 2014
    Meat-on-a-stick :D
     
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  11. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    Consider protesting lock down restrictions before eating your local pets.

    Wandering pets are a huge source of fights and drama. I noticed all of it starts with city folk moving to rural areas and feel their pets have a constitutional and God given right to roam free, kill and destroy native species, breed freely and cause literal plagues.

    Doesn't wash in my area roaming pets are shot on sight and the local authorities support it.

    Treating your pets right is a sign of good character, letting them roam to kill native birds and other wildlife, breed, fight with working dogs, terrorise stock, get run over, get poisoned, used for live bait by barbaric criminals....etc just means you are a moron causing harm no matter how great you think you are.

    Owning animals can be very rewarding but it takes responsibility, time, compassion, intelligence and money. Treat them right and keep them under control and there is no problem.
     
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  12. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    I don't even know him and I like the cats better.
     
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  13. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    In a true survival situation I'm gonna try real hard not to give someone an excuse to perforate me unless I wake up bullet proof. An angry person with a bad grudge will put you down a hell of a lot faster than starvation.
     
  14. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Very well put.
     
  15. vwvectors

    vwvectors

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    Feb 25, 2014

    It used to be socially acceptable to let cats roam about the neighborhood but after some research was complied they are very hard on the songbird population(s) which some are endangered. The public’s perception of putting cats outside must change.
     
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  16. Shotgun

    Shotgun

    Feb 3, 2006
    What don’t you “get?”

    The answer to your question is, Yep! If it’s remotely edible everyone here will eat it.
     
  17. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1

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    Apr 23, 2014
    Beware , Meat on a stick.
     
  18. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Would that include the grilled chicken intestines (isaw) I got from a street vendor in the Philippines? They were surprisingly good.
     
  19. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1

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    Apr 23, 2014
    Had some white meat on a stick in Korea ,it was bad but it wasn't chicken. o_O
     
  20. Plainsman

    Plainsman

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    Apr 5, 1999
    Any protein in a true survival situation is on the menu!

    As to current neighborhood roaming cat issues, I agree with those that think something should be done!

    I have rabbit nesting areas erected. And I feed the neighborhood chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits and songbirds, esp. when it gets to -20* F in the winter here. Unfortunately, that means neighbors cats have been drawn here hunting! Last spring when I moved a wood pile, I found a dead rabbit that a cat had mauled but was unable to get to because it managed to drag itself to its burrow. Ive also seen these cats in my yard stalking the rabbits! :(

    I also have three DOGS, and the rabbits will sit eating in the yard just feet from the dogs as neither species bothers each other on my property!
     

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