Cats, Soft and Deadly

You may not think of your cat as an invasive species. But it is , in fact, a kind of superpredator, camouflaged by its affinity for humans, its playfulness, its ingratiating independence. Full Story »

Posted by Pamela Hogle - via New York Times (Editorials), New York Times (Most Emailed)
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Subjects: U.S., Sci/Tech
Topics: Science, Animals
Member Tags: smithsonian conservation biology institute, fish and wildlife service, cats, Editorials
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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Jan 31, 2013 - 12:55 PM PST
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Edited by: Pamela Hogle - Jan 31, 2013 - 4:39 PM PST

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Tarria Watley
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by Tarria Watley - Feb. 2, 2013

This is good Journalism. Although this may not have been a topic that I was necessarily the most interested in, I definitely learned quite a bit. I found it interesting the comparisons used between cats and how other ways wild creatures are killed. I can also appreciate how "short and sweet" the article was; it covered every aspect need to convey the point in a few short paragraphs. In addition, the title really drew me into reading the article to find out how something that is depicted to as so fragile as a cat could do so much harm. I would say that this article lacks a solution to the problem. There are so many things that can be done such as rescuing stray cats or even getting them off of the street and taking them to local ... More »

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Allie Tomason
2.0
by Allie Tomason - Feb. 2, 2013

This may be an interesting topic to a lot of cat lovers. However, I'm not sure it's important news. The article is well-written, but linked to a source that doesn't give much information to anyone who may be, strongly, interested in the facts.

Cats are domesticated creatures, of course, they tend to have wild instincts. If these animals had not become domestic pets, they may still have become part of the food chain in the wild. It seems silly to be concerned over how these animals are doing what comes natural to them.

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