Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Outdoor Cats Are Not Vicious, Mindless Killers

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Outdoor Cats Are Not Vicious, Mindless Killers

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John Hayes' column on Dec. 23, "Killer Kitties: Cats Kill Billions of Birds Each Year, Study Says," only adds to the misinformation and scaremongering on the subject of outdoor cats, thereby undermining any chance for reasonable discussion and fact-based reporting. Indeed, the very premise of his column is inaccurate and misleading. The study Mr. Hayes refers to is little more than a letter of complaint from disgruntled researchers whose work (funded with our tax dollars) has been criticized publicly.

As many of us in the animal welfare community have pointed out repeatedly, one simply cannot reconcile their grossly inflated predation estimates with the best bird population estimates available, or with the population trends documented by the annual North American Breeding Bird Survey.

This is much more than an academic dispute. …

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