Another Victim of Human Unconsciousness

​Wonderful and spot on written text by: 

Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke
“I adore my rescued indoor felines. But, please help me write an epitaph suitable for this Eastern Bluebird brought into the center today. He had been out foraging when he sustained serious injuries from a cat. Though he is but a single soul lost in the millions of native species killed by outdoor cats each year, I suspect his  life is a precious to him as ours is to each of us.  A recent study shows 70% of birds and 80% mammals die from cat attacks. Domestic  cats are bred to be our companions. In that sense, they are not ‘natural’ to the ecosystem; at least they weren’t, until we humans introduced them. Their use as rodent control is no longer needed. Many believe a domestic cat may only kill weak animals that were going to die. If that was true, then they just culled a meal from a natural predator causing further problems in the ecosystem. Wildlife such as Bobcats, Cougars and Mountain Lions  kill to sustain life unless provoked to defend their territory. Our wildlife and environment desperately need our help, as do our pets. Household cats allowed outside have more diseases, injuries, and a shorter life span than those kept inside. We cannot save every life but we can certainly start by first keeping household cats inside, away from harm and wildlife. Our daily actions are

mirrored back to us. Wildlife is necessary for our long term existence. Become a steward of wildlife.”


2 thoughts on “Another Victim of Human Unconsciousness”

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