Can a NFL player out run a cheetah?

4 The Love Of Animals

Get your tailgating gear together, place your bets, and tune in to Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD to find out the answer to that question! During the 4th annual Big Cat Week viewers will be delighted and amazed by nature’s Biggest and Baddest Cats! There are also specials with entertainment’s Biggest names including NFL Superstars, the Best Big Cat Filmmakers in the World … oh, and there might also be a little bit of Betty White too!

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Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

10,000 Birds

Mark Gamin, a Cleveland lawyer, likes cats and birds both. He likes books too, which made him the ideal reviewer for Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer. Marra and Chris Santella, authors of Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer (Princeton University Press, 212 pp., They argue for the elimination of free-range cats entirely. It’s not just the effect of cats on wildlife that should be alarming, “Cat Wars” says.

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How many birds are killed by windmills and other green energy projects?

10,000 Birds

The maximum population size may be closer to 20 billion in the fall, and 10 billion at the start of the Spring breeding season. In other words, looking at fledglings (or older) and not chicks, the US bird population normally doubles itself every year, but then get undoubled by … well, various factors probably mostly hypothermia, starvation, disease, and predation. How many birds to cats kill in the United States? Also, the comparison with cats is not particularly relevant.

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Feral Cats in American Cities

10,000 Birds

The other day, Minneapolis, Minnesota passed a feral cat ordinance. So I put together a “carnival” (of sorts) of Feral Cat Ordinances and Issues that samples current events across the US. From the Star Tribune : Feral cats win a round at Minneapolis City Hall. …a City Council committee voted 5-0 to recommend a new law that in essence licenses the care and feeding of free-roaming cats as part of a larger effort to reduce their numbers.

Why Did The National Audubon Society End Their Contract With Ted Williams?

10,000 Birds

On 14 March, 2013, the Orlando Sentinel published an opinion piece by Ted Williams under the headline “Trap, neuter, return programs make feral-cat problem worse.” Then he gave a couple of alternative solutions to the feral cat problem: There are two effective, humane alternatives to the cat hell of TNR. One is Tylenol (the human pain medication) — a completely selective feral-cat poison. Check out the annual budget for Alley Cat Allies.

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