A recent study in the US has found that cats kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion mice each year.
On average cats that have outdoors access kill between 30 and 47 birds each year and between 177 and 299 small animals.
The study found that cats are the major cause of death for birds in the United States. A team at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington undertook the study.
This study comes after New Zealand economist Gareth Morgan called for control of cats in New Zealand. He wants to eradicate unregistered cats to save New Zealand’s native birdlife.
Morgan, is a successful businessman and last week he launched a campaign called ‘Cats to Go’ where he suggests that owners should not replace their pet cat when it dies.
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