Thats a huge margin of error. And only if they're outdoor kitties. Which not all domestic cats are. I think you mean domestic AND FERAL domestic cat breeds (feral cats cannot be brought indoors and tamed with ease). Which is why population control and TNR for feral communities is so important
Who's a cute little murderer? You are!
Yes they do.. and it can be prevented by keeping your cat indoors.. it can be reduced by putting a collar and bell on the cat (but they will still catch some birds)..
But.. let us not forget that humans kill more birds. Not just the chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese we eat.. oh some people kill songbirds and eat them as a delicacy too, but I am talking about all the birds that die when they fly smack into a skyscraper. Millions of birds die every migration by flying into a skyscraper. Cities along migration routes have crews that work in the wee hours of the morning cleaning up bodies of dead birds.
At least most cats eat what they kill.
Seems low. My cat will bring us many as 4 mice a night. We find dead bird parts all over the yard including a hummingbird wing. If I had known she would be such a killer I would have named her Meow Zedong.
way to use the biggest scale possible the error is between 0 an 15 billion animals some good sources you used there
Ah, my favourite country; The Unitedly States of America.
Then they don't even eat them. There are starving lions in Africa.
This is why I give the feral cats behind my house treats now and again. Fuck those birds. They eat my blackberries.
Are people forgetting cats are predatory carnivores? It means they hunt and kill everything they eat instinctively, especially if they aren't kept indoors. Fluffy is a ruthless killer jfyi.
I'm interested in why this comes up so much and is reliably upvoted each time.
People who own cats just own cats. They don't seem to need to hate on dogs to validate their decision.