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Six fleas, 12 dead cats and the HSE.


Munnkeyman

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Erm...

Apparently cats carry fleas and the best way to rid cats of fleas is to kill everything, even if the cats aren't carrying fleas.

Effectively two cats were killed for every one flea found at UHG between October and December of 2012, according to analysis of Rentokil inspection reports of the hospital released to the Galway City Tribune under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).

I can't explain the logic behind it, but it seems they killed 7 cats before they found any fleas. But you should read here for more detail -

Two cats killed for every flea found at city hospital | Galway City Tribune | galwaynews.ie


Astounding. Apparently the cost of hiring a pest control company last year rose by 38% since the previous year to €27,553.
 

nakatomi

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Erm...

Apparently cats carry fleas and the best way to rid cats of fleas is to kill everything, even if the cats aren't carrying fleas.




I can't explain the logic behind it, but it seems they killed 7 cats before they found any fleas. But you should read here for more detail -

Two cats killed for every flea found at city hospital | Galway City Tribune | galwaynews.ie


Astounding. Apparently the cost of hiring a pest control company last year rose by 38% since the previous year to €27,553.
Thats a lot of money for 12 cats, I am sure volunteers could have killed far more for far less if asked.
 

dizillusioned

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HSE in infested pussy shock...THE SUN

Cats killed in flea infestation by HSE.. INDO

6 fleas 12 cats and a 38% increase.. FINANCIAL TIMES

Pest control is good value... HSE PRESS RELEASE?
 
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derryman

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before we had pest control companies were the hospitals flea infested?
It seems to me that the standard of hospitals has dropped in the last two decades, not risen.
 

EvotingMachine0197

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The cat cull, as it has become known, commenced on October 10. Three cats were captured that day. The first mention of fleas wasn’t until November 21, when Rentokil said “a callout was carried out in response to a report of flea activity”.

By the time of the first recorded sighting of that flea, seven cats had been captured and put down, including three on October 10, one each on October 11, 12, 16 and 26.
So, it was a retrospective fitting up of some harmless fleas in order to justify a cull of some innocent but nuisance stray cats.
 

Morgellons

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Best thread title in a while: kudos MM!
 

Aindriu

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So, it was a retrospective fitting up of some harmless fleas in order to justify a cull of some innocent but nuisance stray cats.
They may not all have been strays either. Some could have been family pets. Cats do socialise in groups.
 

drummed

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Good to see Munnkey unafraid to tackle the big issues of the the day in his threads.
 

Munnkeyman

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Good to see Munnkey unafraid to tackle the big issues of the the day in his threads.
Well, if we have to kill all of the fleas the costs could run into billions of Euro. The Celtic Flea Bubble part II.
 

drummed

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All we should be worried about Munnkey is how we can make a profit out of the flea wars.
 

Munnkeyman

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All we should be worried about Munnkey is how we can make a profit out of the flea wars.
I'm going to set-up a flea-hunting business this summer. I just need to find a really small hammer.
 

drummed

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I'm going to set-up a flea-hunting business this summer. I just need to find a really small hammer.
The slow dim witted flea end of the market will be over crowded. I'm going after the premium end, the fleas which are so deadly you can't even see them. Some crowd in Galway may be there already mind. I'll use Ramon's pack of killer badgers to sort this out.
 
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