More Evidence That Cats Belong Indoors
A new study conducted in Athens, Georgia, by National Geographic and the University of Georgia put cameras on house cats allowed outdoors. Thirty percent of the cats killed wild animals, an average of two kills per week. Even though only 12% of the kills were birds, if you extrapolate the data it leads to huge estimates of the numeber of birds killed by free-roaming cats each year. Also, the cats tended to do dangerous things, like cross roads and eat and drink things that they found. It’s safer for your cats and for wildlife for your pets to be kept indoors!
You can read more about the study in the Los Angeles Times, on the American Bird Conservancy website, or on the site produced by those who did the study.