To hear people talk and see what they write, one would think that cats are nature’s most serious threat. But does it seem likely that cats really do engage in the horrible rounds of killing they are aleged to participate in? For example,
We estimate that free-ranging domestic cats kill 1.4–3.7 billion birds and 6.9–20.7 billion mammals annually. … Our findings suggest that free-ranging cats… are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for US birds and mammals. Scientifically sound conservation and policy intervention is needed to reduce this impact.
One person is even urging New Zealand to get rid of all its cats.
But these feral cats do not look so dangerous (the accent, btw, is Austin, Texas):
and still less does this dear one:
For a sensible response to this irresponsible character assination, do go here. Thanks, KT.