When Researchers Attack: Behind the Hype of the Smithsonian “Killer Cat Study”

ImageSerious questions are being raised about not only the reliability of the much hyped Smithsonian “Killer Cat Study” but the continuing allied effort between the Smithsonian and Division of Migratory Birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to discredit Trap Neuter Return, promote the continued failed policies that have resulted in the mass killing of millions of healthy cats and kittens in our county shelters and pounds on the taxpayers dime and inflame public sentiment against feral cat communities.

The study itself: The impact of free-ranging domestic cats
on wildlife of the United States

National cat advocacy organization, Alley Cat Allies responds to study’s claims on cat and bird study, petitions the Smithsonian to stop spreading false information that puts cats at risk.

Blog Vox Felina’s in-depth look at the relationship between the Smithsonian and the USFWS and the sometimes startling background on the researchers involved.
Feb. 4, 2013 The Show Must Go On
Feb 1, 2013 Garbage In, Garbage Out
April 16,  2012 The Annotated Apocalypse Meow
December 14, 2011 Nicole Dauphine: A Different Kind of Community Service
May 24, 2011 Predator-Prey Dynamics In an Urban Matrix

National Animal Welfare Organizations weigh in.
Best Friends Animal Rescue Fuzzy math on cats, birds clouds highly questionable ‘study’
The Humane Society of the United States Cats and Wildlife: An HSUS Perspective

 

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