Cat Wars

Cat Wars

The Devastating Consequences of A Cuddly Killer

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"In 1894, a lighthouse keeper named David Lyall arrived on Stephens Island off New Zealand with a cat named Tibbles. In just over a year, the Stephens Island Wren, a rare bird endemic to the island, was rendered extinct. Mounting scientific evidence confirms what many conservationists have suspected for some time--that in the United States alone, free-ranging cats are killing birds and other animals by the billions. Equally alarming are the little-known but potentially devastating public health consequences of rabies and parasitic Toxoplasma passing from cats to humans at rising rates. Cat Wars tells the story of the threats free-ranging cats pose to biodiversity and public health throughout the world, and sheds new light on the controversies surrounding the management of the explosion of these cat populations " -- From publisher.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780691167411
0691167419
Characteristics: 212 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, photographs ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Santella, Chris - Author

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