Study: Cats are the brutal killing machines you always knew they were
- 2.1 animals per week killed by cats wearing KittyCams source
» The secret world of cats: A test of the National Geographic Society’s Crittercam program, run by the University of Georgia, showed a couple of interesting things about kitties that we didn’t already know about — that, given the opportunity to go outside, they will kill, but they may not bring their prey back with them (something that happens only 23 percent of the time). “The results were certainly surprising, if not startling,” said the University of Georgia’s Kerrie Anne Loyd, in the understatement of the year. The study has prompted American Bird Conservancy president Dr. George Fenwick to estimate four billion animals per year — and 500 million birds alone — are killed by cats, whether domestic or feral. “Cat predation is one of the reasons why one in three American bird species are in decline,” Fenwick claims. That’s right, it’s Kitty’s fault.