January 30, 2013
Kittehs: the New Global Warming
Why are so many species of small animals currently threatened with extinction in North America? Global Warming? DDT? Chemicals from plastic bottles? Power lines?
Cats kill billions of birds every year and even more tiny rodents and other mammals in the United States, a new study finds.Kittehs: today it's meadow voles, tomorrow it's you!
According to the research, published today (Jan. 29) in the journal Nature Communications, cats kill between 1.4 billion and 3.7 billion birds and between 6.9 billion and 20.7 billion small mammals, such as meadow voles and chipmunks.
PS -- oh, yeah, thanks to Johnny for the tip.