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The deadly domestic cat

On January 30, 2013 By

Study: “The impact of free-ranging cats on wildlife in the United States-“

The Wildlife News has reported earlier on the large number of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibian, the common cat, felis domesticus, kills. Because cats are so highly regarded by many as pets, a look at their side effects on wildlife makes for  intense […]

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Growing movement said not to work, resulting in disappearance of wildlife and spread of disease-

There is a new movement of sorts that does not believe that feral animals, primarily feral domestic cats and dogs should not be killed . . . at all. The “no-kill” movement has made surprising advances in cities and towns. […]

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Our popular, small, non-native predator kills billions of small animals a year directly and indirectly by disease-

There are close to 80-million pet cats in the United States and over 50-million feral cats — felis domesticus.  Unlike other pets that eat meat, cats are pure carnivores.  Fortunately, the meat for most the pets comes from […]

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Huge Gambian rats trapped in Florida Keys. The kind of animals that do need to be eliminated-

Given the huge controversy over trapping our native wildlife, there are many animals that need to be trapped, shot, fished out, etc.,  and it largely is not native wildlife.  Here is one example from one of the most […]

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Caturday Big Cat Blog

On March 21, 2009 By

An interesting blog in Backpacker-

One especially relevant passage . . . “When you feed pets outside in a rural setting, other things often show up for dinner.”

Caturday Big Cat Blog. By Steve Howe. Backpacker.

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