Cats Are Deadly Unstoppable Killing Machines

According to a article, domestic and free-ranging cats are responsible for 47% of bird deaths per year and many scientists believe they are destroying important eco-systems.

1. Domestic cats have contributed to multiple wildlife extinctions on various islands around the world.

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2. The magnitude of cat-related deaths that happen to wildlife each year in the United States is still unclear.

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3. It’s estimated that they kill somewhere between 1.4–3.7 billion birds…

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4. …and 6.9–20.7 billion mammals in the U.S. annually.

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5. Free-range cats contribute to far more deaths than previously thought.

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6. It’s likely that cats are the greatest man-made or human-related source of mortality for birds and mammals in the U.S.

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7. So now you know. Cats are not nice.

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8. Cats are not your friend.

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9. They are deadly, tiny, adorable killing machines.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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