In case you missed it... Cats Kill Wildlife

As you have likely seen, the NY Times posted an article yesterday about a new paper in Nature Communications estimating that outdoor cats kill 1.4–3.7 billion birds and 6.9–20.7 billion mammals annually. The report outlines the meta-analysis of over 50 published studies. While the magnitude of the problem has been debatable, it is undeniable that cats kill wildlife. The next step for biologists and the public to work together to develop cat control programs that respect the science of the issue while respecting their perspective of the importance of cats to humans. This publication has also unleashed an onslaught of media attention and elevated the exposure of some extreme ideas and prompting response from the feral cat community.