Animal hospital demands that the daily slaughter of birds by cats stops

Daily slaughter of birds by cats

The South Essex Wildlife Hospital have presented, online, a grisly photograph of birds killed, it is implied, by domestic cats. The photograph is published on this page. What they say, and the photograph that they have published, has sparked off, … please continue reading

The Cat Wars are as intractable as the Syrian conflict and it is time for pro-cat and pro-wildlife groups to work together

Cat predation montage

You have heard the message of Cat Wars, a new book by the ornithologist Peter Marra writing in conjunction with Chris Santella. Dr Marra is the director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre in Washington. He said: “There has never … please continue reading

RSPB Deliberately Underestimates the Impact on Birds by Domestic Cats?

A charity concerned with bird conservation in the UK, Songbird Survival, believes that the RSPB deliberately underestimates the predation by domestic cats on birds in the UK in order to keep its army of followers happy as they contribute to … please continue reading

Leading British Naturalist and Wildlife Presenter Chris Packham Changes Mind about Domestic Cat Predation

Chris Packham

I’m returning to the perennial subject of domestic cat predation on wildlife and I am pleased to report that a study by the University of Reading found that two thirds of cats brought home no prey over a six-week period. … please continue reading

Two Little Known Facts About Cats Preying on Birds

I’ll keep this fairly short because I am not too sure how relevant it is to the cat/bird debate. There are two facts that relate to it which might interest some people. It concerns America because it concerns the coyote. … please continue reading

“Killer cat parasite” infects whales. Defending the cat

The newspaper headlines proclaiming “killer cat parasite” and “public health warning” are typically sensationalist. However, I expect it from online newspapers. Here are some examples of headlines: Arctic Whales Infected With Domestic Cat Parasite Public health warning as cat parasite … please continue reading

Some Outdoor Cat Facts

Here are some interesting cat facts relating to letting cats go outside or keeping them in. Traditionally, in the US, the preference was to let cats go outside. That has changed. In the UK the preference to let cats out … please continue reading