Outdoor Cats – a Worldwide Problem


According to research published (Jan.29 2013) in the journal Nature Communications; each year in the United states outdoor cats kill between 1.4 billion and 3.7 billion birds and between 6.9 billion and 20.7 billion small mammals, such as meadow voles and chipmunks.

attached photo and comment shared today from the American Bird Conservancy (http://www.abcbirds.org/) latest fb post ‘keep cats indoors’.

“Candace Lange; please understand that cats KILL birds Mine killed this Annas hummingbird and brought it to me..I gave her to a man who lived in a third floor apartment. I would have had her put to sleep over it, but a friend begged me not to, so I hope the man who got her keeps his promise to make her stay indoors always.”





3 thoughts on “Outdoor Cats – a Worldwide Problem”

    1. That’s great ideas, though bells won’t do the trick as chicks in a nest won’t be able to flee and the parents will try and protect their chicks.For a lot of bird species coubts the rule ‘if one patent dies all the chicks die’ as no one feeds them.New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii have major problems with outdoor cats (both domesticated and feral).

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