NEW RESEARCH: House Cats Kill More Critters Than Thought - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW RESEARCH: House Cats Kill More Critters Than Thought

KHQ.COM - That mouse carcass Kitty presents you with is just the tip of a very bloody iceberg. When researchers attached kittycams to house cats, they found a secret world of slaughter.

While only 30% of roaming house cats kill prey — two animals a week on average — they are still slaying more wildlife than previously believed, according to research from the University of Georgia.

Wildlife advocates say it is a frightening level of feline foul play. Based on a U.S. house-cat population of 74 million, "cat predation is one of the reasons why one in three American birds species are in decline," says George Fenwick, president of American Bird Conservancy. click here to read more

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