What’s happening globally?

It’s not a pretty picture:

cats have been introduced globally and have contributed to multiple wildlife extinctions on islands. The magnitude of mortality they cause in mainland areas remains speculative, with large-scale estimates based on non-systematic analyses and little consideration of scientific data. Here we conduct a systematic review and quantitatively estimate mortality caused by cats in the United States. We estimate that free-ranging domestic cats kill 1.4–3.7 billion birds and 6.9–20.7 billion mammals annually.

Looks like we need cat control far more than gun control. HT: GP

One Response to “What’s happening globally?”

  1. MarkD Says:

    Remains speculative is a very fancy way to say “we don’t know.”

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