US cats kill billions of birds, mammals

2013-01-29 22:59
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Paris - Domestic cats in the US kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion mice, voles and other small mammals each year, biologists estimated on Tuesday.

The next step was to get an estimate of the number of cats in the US.

The study coincides with a fierce debate in New Zealand, where Gareth Morgan, a businessman turned philanthropist, has called for cats there to be eradicated to save the country's unique species of wildlife, which includes the flightless kiwi.

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