Flora and Fauna | Science

Killer Kitties? Cats Kill Billions Of Creatures Every Year

NPR | Feb. 4, 2013 11:29 a.m.

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Veronique LaCapra

A new study in Nature Communications reports that free-roaming domestic cats kill billions of birds and mammals every year in the United States. Feral, farm, and stray cats are responsible for most of the deaths. Researchers say cats may be having a bigger impact on wildlife mortality than previously expected.

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