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Domestic CatDr. Peter Marra decries the destructive impact of domestic cats on wild birds.

Dr. Peter Marra ( Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and Adjunct Prof in Biology) comments in an article in the New York Times on the destruction caused by domestic cats in terms of mortality in wild birds. He estimates that there are 117 million to 150 million free-ranging cats in the US alone and that they thus comprise the most abundant carnivore in North America. Most other domesticated animals are confined in some way and Dr. Marra implies that we should do the same for cats. ... more

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