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Cats and their impact on wildlife

February 5, 2013

A new report says that outdoor cats are a major threat to wildlife.  Free-ranging cats, including pets that go outside, stray and feral cats, are the leading cause of death for birds and small mammals, killing billions each year. This hour, we’ll discuss the impact cats have on wildlife and possible ways to manage our feline friends so that native species are protected. We’ll also discuss why cats are such awesome predators.  Marty talks with STANLEY TEMPLE, an Professor Emeritus of Conservation at University of Wisconsin, ROBERT CURRY, an ornithologist and biology Professor at Villanova University, and WAYNE PACELLE, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States.

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