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Thread: Six fleas, 12 dead cats and the HSE.

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    Default Six fleas, 12 dead cats and the HSE.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    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.

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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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    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.

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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.
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    Best thread title in a while: kudos MM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
    Best thread title in a while: kudos MM!
    Well, it leaves one with the impression that the fleas survived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvotingMachine0197 View Post
    So, it was a retrospective fitting up of some harmless fleas in order to justify a cull of some innocent but nuisance stray cats.

    Or maybe it was the same flea?

    By the time of the first recorded sighting of that flea
    Surely they could afford to do a DNA test.
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    That's barely scratching the surface! Or are they jumping to conclusions? I'm itching to find out more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    Or maybe it was the same flea?

    Surely they could afford to do a DNA test.
    I think a robust interview would have sufficed. Threaten them with the circus ..
    Redacted.

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