Leave the cats alone! An estimated 300 million to 1 billion birds are killed yearly from collisions with buildings

bird conservation

According to a March 14, 2019 news release by Audubon.org, the mortality rate for birds killed in the United States is an estimated 300 million to one billion yearly. The killer? It’s NOT cats. It’s buildings. I’m doing a copy … please continue reading

Cat owners should take this opportunity to work with ornithologists

Adult male kōkako feeding on the ground. Image © Suzi Phillips by Suzi Phillips

When reasonable and possible cat lovers should work with bird lovers on conservation. Cat lovers can’t fight with ornithologists indefinitely. Some ornithologists dislike cats and I understand that. But it is unwise to allow the quiet war between cat lovers … please continue reading

How much does letting domestic cats go outside affect wildlife conservation?

Domestic cat predation

There are many cat owners, some of whom are my online friends, who strongly support keeping cats inside all the time. This article is not a criticism of them because I understand the motivation to keep cats inside. It is … please continue reading

British cat owners do not feel responsible for their cats killing wildlife

Cat looking at bird outside

British cat owners have a variety of responses to their cat’s hunting behaviour. Some are very concerned about the impact that their cat makes on wildlife through hunting. Others are less concerned. However, both groups prioritise the welfare of their … please continue reading

The true story of the extinction of New Zealand’s Stephens Island Wren by feral cats

Stephens Island and the Wren

Cats – domestic, stray and, at the end of the day, feral – caused the extinction of the Stephens Island Wren, a small, flightless bird. It took under two years. Yes, cats made this bird extinct in around 20 months. … please continue reading

Great. Bird lovers work with cat lovers to get accurate data on feral cats preying on birds

Stray cat in Washington DC caught in camera trap for nee study

For years they have been at each other’s throats arguing about how many birds cats kill annually. Bird lovers say 4 billion birds are killed by cats each year in the USA, many of which are native species. Cat lovers … please continue reading

Humane Society to try oral contraceptives on feral cats on Galveston Island

Cat stalking bird Galveston

The Galveston County Daily News reports that the Galveston Island Humane Society is thinking about trying an oral contraceptive on feral cats on the island in conjunction with standard TNR programs. Jim Stevenson – world’s most notorious cat website troll … please continue reading