Everybody’s got it out for the cats nowadays. After a report from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that outdoor cats are responsible for the tragic deaths of (an estimated) 2.4 billion birds a year, anti-cat propaganda has reached a fever pitch (by which I mean a short, sensible article in The New York Times’ Science section).
For a nation that kills well over 7 billion birds a year in factory farms, it seems like a weird thing to worry about.
But here are some key talking points for the next time someone sends you this “killer cats” study:
2. 1. Cats are jerks.
3. 2. People are jerks.
5. The end.
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