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Yet another piece of information saved to my phone!!
Thanks Merry! Good info to point out to people who blame cats...
 

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Where are the stats or guess-timate for number of birds killed by outdoor cats, feral or otherwise?
 

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Holy cow - 100 million are killed by window collision? Wow.

My ferals have always preferred bunnies and chipmunks - but that may just be a matter of supply and demand. We have a LOT of bunnies here. I guess they're easier to catch too since they're on the ground. :)
 

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Here's what I found: 3.7 BILLION birds......

Cats in US kill billions of birds, mammals, study finds

This is why it is essential to keep cats indoors or in a caged outdoor pen/catio if we value our wildlife.
Ugh, that's such a junk article. Not only is it extrapolated from data from a whopping TEN CATS, but it also overestimates the number of outdoor cats, and the amount of time indoor/outdoor cats spend outdoors.

Here's a good rebuke, also mentioning that if these numbers were remotely accurate, we would have no more birds.

http://www.petfinder.com/pet-news/debunking-the-smithsonians-killer-cat-study.html?printer_friendly=1


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Wannabe CL, THIS article makes much more sense than the first one!! Thank You for finding and sharing it!!
 
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