Cat-Astrophic Threat on The Rise
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According to Scientists at the Smithsonian Institute, they have produced scientific data that proves that mass sterilization or euthanasia is likely the only way to keep the nation's cat population from destroying our country's wildlife.
According to this new information, every single year in this U.S, cats stalk and kill 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals, give or take a few billion. That's two to four times higher than previously believed.
The U.S. has around 80 million stay cats, the study concluded that these are the main culprits. But the nation’s 86.4 million domestic cats do account for about 29 percent of bird killings and 11 percent mammal deaths. The report brands cats as an “invasive” species, imported to North America by humans and unchecked by natural predators.
The irony of it is that three of the 11 most-victimized (by cats) bird species in the study are also invasive: the house sparrow, the rock pigeon and the European starling, so who's to say that in someways that aren't doing us a favor?
If you sit back and really take in the information you've just read and then just think around the subject, you might find it has some merit? I can't be the only person who has noticed wild life diminishing, at least in this part of the country.
I remember being a kid and seeing a large variety of animals in these areas and not just the occasional dead armadillo on the side of the road, but animals moving, breathing, living among us. Lately I find myself wondering where have they all gone? To be honest I don't even see those dead armadillos much anymore. Are we missing something major here?
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