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Staggering Stats: Cats Kill Billions of Animals a Year


Animals  (tags: cats, pets, killers )

Freya
- 687 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Cats kill billions of birds every year and even more tiny rodents and other mammals in the United States, a new study finds.



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Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:58 pm
most are abandoned and have to fend for themselves. TNR works and would help greatly
 

Kay M. (348)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:12 pm
heard this was based on 20 actual cats. doesn't seem like a good sample size to make generalizations.
 

jo M. (3)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:05 pm
I think anyone who ever owned an outside cat can attest to this. They generally all have this instinct and even the well fed ones will hunt whatever small creature they can.
 

Marie W. (67)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:34 pm
Human responsibility- human problem- not the cats'.
 

MonikaSICK V. (417)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:17 am
Blame the cats??
What about the billions of songbirds killed by huntes in Malta and Italy for dinner tables every year? The many that die in overland electricity cables? Or because their enivironment is destroyed by humans (rainforests)?
 

Danuta Watola (1215)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:38 am
noted
 

Anthony R. (7)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:56 am
As i've said on this topic before, cat lovers some maybe, but they're not animal lovers despite what they claim!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 5:57 am
Noted and Thnx Freya :-0
 

Gabriela V. (168)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:04 am
noted
 

Sau t. (78)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:52 pm
BIRD LOVERS ARE NOT ANIMALS AND DOG LOVERS DEFINITELY ARE NOT ANIMALS LOVER NECESSARY JUST LOOK AT HUNTERS WHO USE NOTHING BUT DOGS TO KILL ANY ANIMAL ! BE THEY SO CALLED DANGEROUS OR INVASIVE OR JUST PLAIN OLD BEAUTIFUL LIKE COUGARS, LIONS, JAQUARS , TIGERS OR WOLVES !

BIRD LOVERS ARE BIRDERS AND THAT IT ! YOU HAVE LOVE AND ACCEPT ALL ANIMALS IF YOU LOVE CATS BECAUSE CATS DO NOT OBJECT YOUR VERY COMMAND, THEY LIVE FOR THEMSELVES AND ARE LED BY THEIR INSTINCT AND NATURE !
 

Sau t. (78)
Monday November 4, 2013, 2:01 pm
as for the feral cats that live in cities and streets , there are not enough grown trees or food for wild birds to make nests and raise their families. what the cats there live on is garbage and trash ! and the number the study puts out is based on what ? estimation is NOT fact !
 

Sau t. (78)
Monday November 4, 2013, 2:37 pm
most birders care only for birds that they do not even know individually unlike those who love mammals like lions, bears and wolves! many wild lions are named and their ancestors can be traced back generations before ! and i know most if not all birders know not of their bird's family tr! ee and definitely do not have personal relations with any of them ! and unlike caretaker of feral cats, these birder would never bother to get their hands dirty to clean up bird droppings or rescue any orphan birds. yet they insist on having bird feeders even though birds are wild animals and FEEDING WILD ANIMALS is condemned or make illegal ! so what so diff about the birds ? or those who watch birds ? they care only for birds just look at the abc which has money and time for birds but what about other wild thing ?
 

Sau t. (78)
Monday November 4, 2013, 2:45 pm
why this nature people worship dogs which are NOT wild at all since they are created by man for man ! after all hunters do use dogs to kill hunters' targets, poachers' victims and livestock owners' natural enemies.
 

Lenicka R. (65)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:04 am
My property is 10.000m3 and there are more than 10.000 trees. I live here with 120 cats ( a sanctuary for feral cats) more than 45 different species of bird. That's included a couple owls ,a couple buzzards ,rooks ( a colony) woodpeckers and a lot of small birds , some common , some special and some only in the breeding season.
Last year the cats caught 1 bird , the owl every evening 1 , (I see him fly with the little bird in his beak) the buzzard I don't know but I see a lot of pigeon ( they live here too ) and rooks feathers on the property ,
Every year (30 now) the little buzzards are ringed.
And every time if they find a dead buzzard with a ring from my buzzards I get a message.
70% of all the ringed buzzards were poisoned !! Investigations showed that meadow bird lovers poisoned them.!!!
I did not mention before that my "neighbor' is an meadow bird area.

So , how are the greatest enemies of the birds !! Correct , the humans !!!
And the second , the birds mutually. And that is their nature , they must feed there children and themselves.
I'm a bird lover. I follow them all over the year and know a lot about them.
There are more stories like mine , but that is not what the cat haters want to hear !!

That does not mean that I'm so happy with free ranging cats , for different reasons not , but hunting , poisoning and kill them . like the US bird organizations propagate for years long now , and whose lies reports reached Europe too , is a whole other story , a criminal story.

BTW , for me , a European , it's always very funny when I read studies or comments from white people about "not native animal species' in the US that should be removed/destroyed. If so , why , white men killing thousands and thousands wolfs , some , well more then some , even call that they must be destroyed till no wolf will be exist in the US.??????????? How is native ?????
 
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