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This hunter waged a war on feral cats. Now he says he has become the target of attacks.

For years, Sam Wood has been a proponent of hunting and killing invasive species, such as wild hogs, that can threaten the native ecosystems. His Facebook page is filled with photos showing the 48-year-old outdoorsman taking down sparrows and starlings, pigeons and rats.<p>But Wood’s most recent mark …

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Wisconsin Man wages war on invasive feral cats, animal rights mob cyber bully in retaliation.

<b>WILD ROSE, WISCONSIN - 14 Feb, 2017 -</b> My name is Sam Wood I am a strong advocate for conservation and the outdoor lifestyle. I run a web page and …

Who's Cuter? The Easter Bunny Or This Australian Bilby?

Aussies love their Easter Biblies and shun pesky rabbits.<p>Here comes Peter Bilby-Tail, hopping down the marsupial trail. That’s what Aussies have in mind as spring approaches and they prepare to to shun bunnies again and celebrate an approaching holiday with their own native Easter Bilby.<p>It’s been a …

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Australia targets monster feral cats hunting native species to extinction

Despite opposition from animal lovers, Australia to cull millions of feral cats in the next three years.<p>The Australian government is on track to kill …

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Meet Felix, the Huddersfield station cat with 100,000 followers and a book deal

If column inches are anything to go by, 2016 was something of an <i>annus mirabilis</i> for the cat kingdom. There was Larry, the Downing Street’s chief mouser, whose will-they-won’t-they relationship with the outgoing David Cameron gave the nation a welcome distraction from more serious concerns last …

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In ‘Shop Cats of New York,’ NYC’s cutest neighborhood fixtures come to life

A new book chronicles the lives of New York’s many shop (and distillery, and hotel) cats<p>The bodega cat (or shop cat, if you want to go a little more broad) is not a concept that is unique to New York City—you’ll find the furry creatures in stores, libraries, and museums around the globe—but the …

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Got rats? Call on Philly's Working Cats

Monster was just a smidgen of a city cat — pint-sized, the color of smoke, and just about out of time. Her exit date — animal-control speak for …

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Street Cats Are Our Only Hope - VICE

Increasingly, I feel like the empty spaces in my life are filled with cats—and I don't even have one. Whether they're fitting themselves into unlikely containers or inexplicably leaping into the air, cats have proven excellent mascots for the internet, equal parts beguiling and cute and serving as …

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The Famous Cats of Istanbul Take Center Stage in Kedi

Director Ceyda Torun takes us inside her winning documentary, which follows the ancient city’s camera-ready feline population.<p>Istanbul is a city blissfully overrun with cats. But you have to look for them to see them—unless they come to you first, which is often exactly what happens. The …

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‘Kedi’ is the ‘Citizen Kane’ of Cat Documentaries — Review

Cat people: This one's for you.<p>If Grumpy Cat is the blockbuster franchise of cat videos, “Kedi” is the “Citizen Kane” of the genre. Though …

Let's give feral cats their citizenship

There’s been a lot of talk about killing feral cats, with the government’s recently announced war on cats setting the goal of killing two million by …

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Movie Review: Kedi might look like a glorified cute cat video, but it has plenty to say about people, too

At one point in <i>Kedi</i>, a documentary portrait of Istanbul’s many stray cats, one of the interview subjects explains why she regularly opens her door to a particular feline who comes a-callin’. This woman lives on the second floor of her building, close enough to the ground for cats to reach her …

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To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing.<p>The measure, which cleared the lower chamber of the Legislature last month, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems …

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Cat Tracker reveals the unknown adventures of felines

How much does an owner know about their cat's clandestine adventures? According to new research from the University of South Australia, you might be …

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Cat virus resurfaces after 40 years

A highly-contagious cat virus not seen in Sydney for 40 years has resurfaced in a western Sydney pound.<p>Blacktown Council's Animal Holding Facility …

'Kedi,' a Heartwarming New Documentary, Stars Istanbul's Street Cats

In Istanbul, the cat is king. The city is famous for its legions of feral felines. Even though no one technically owns them, these hundreds of …

Cat owners, your felines are killers. Keep a leash on them

Every night when I get home a little black cat pounces off the wall, threatens to trip me over and runs off into the night.<p>I’ve become quite fond of …

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Lanai Cat Sanctuary – Lanai City, Hawaii

The island of Lanai in Hawaii is a paradise for cats and cat lovers.<p>The island of Lanai is tiny: The population hovers around a little over 3,000 …

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Out of the Shadows, the Wildcats You've Never Seen

Elusive, obscure, and eclipsed in popularity by their larger cousins, small cats are amazing, high-performance predators.<p>This story appears in the February 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>“She’s very close,” Germán Garrote whispers, pointing to a handheld receiver picking up Helena’s …

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Inside Turkey’s cat village – with kitty playgrounds, villas and feline-friendly hammocks

A cat village has been set up in Antalya, Turkey, with villa-style houses, hammocks and playgrounds designed exclusively for approximately 100 street cats.<p>The village was built by the founder of the Street Animals Protection Association, Mehmet Orhan, his wife Müjgan and volunteers in the …

This Savvy Cat Is Extremely Good At Taking Selfies

It's basically an album cover.<p>Selfies are all the rage nowadays, but they're a complicated art form. You have to get the angle just right, and your arm never seems long enough for the shot you want. But a tabby cat named Manny is so good at it, he genuinely makes it look easy.<p>Of course, he isn't</i> …

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Scrap Metal Worker Feeds Neighborhood Cats, Hasn't Missed a Day in 22 Years..

For 22 years, a man (now 76 years old) has been feeding hundreds of feral cats in Hartford, Connecticut. He's a scrap metal worker who uses his …

8 Ways Domestic Cats Are a Serious Threat to Nature

Who doesn’t love a Grumpy Cat video or sneezing kittens? But offline, domestic cats represent a threat to the natural world—and a much more serious …

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Why Australia and New Zealand have declared 'war' on feral cats

Not everyone is in love with cats.<p>Feral cats have taken over Australia; 99.8% of the pacific island, to be precise.<p>If you’ve ever chanted “cats rule …

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Cats as Invasive Species? The Less-Known Facts About Their Wildlife Impact

Across the U.S., there are an estimated 50,000 species that are non-native to their environments, 4,300 of which are considered "invasive" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In the Great Lakes region alone, there are more than 180 exotic aquatic organisms of all types that have become …

South African rangers hunt wild cat killing endangered penguins

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African wildlife rangers are stepping up efforts to hunt one of two caracal cats blamed for killing around 130 endangered penguins at a tourist beach near Cape Town, officials said on Wednesday.<p>Following several failed hunts, Cape Town conservation authorities will close …

There are more feral cats in Australia than there is internet

<b>Amongst other things, Australia is known for the range of different creatures that can kill you.</b><p>But it turns out one animal, that is of the …

Australia's deadliest invaders: Feral cats?

Feral cats have wreaked havoc on Australia's biodiversity. A new study reveals that there are almost no feline-free places left on the …

Animal advocates take issue with state’s email on cat traps

METRO DETROIT — On Dec. 12, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development released a health update via email to subscribers stating …

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