November 2015

Cats don't kill as many birds as we've been told

Don't believe the hype
A few years back, the Smithsonian released a study which claimed that cats (both feral and domestic) kill between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds, and between 6.9 and 20.7 billion mammals a year. These shocking statistics were passed along by the media without question, and have been used to affect public policy, including regulations put into place that affect feral cat populations.