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Cats in the Crosshairs: How to Confront the Problem of Feral Felines

Conservationists can never perfectly manage an ecosystem, but this is a problem that's creating an obvious ecological imbalance and should—and can—be …

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Beautiful Footage of the Legendary Felines Who Inhabit Japan's Famous Cat Island

After visiting the famous Rabbit Island in Japan, the filmmakers of Beat Down Boogie decided that a day at Japan’s famous Cat Island would be the …

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Cat owners everywhere are building 'catios' in their backyard. These photos prove the latest craze is real

It's no secret that pet owners will go above and beyond to please their pets. But, we have to admit, the catio is taking animal luxury to a whole new …

New Zealand's Dirty Little Secret

<b>*Co-authored with Bill Benfield, author and resident of the North Island of New Zealand</b><p>New Zealand’s image to the world is one of unspoiled paradise. Stunning mountain peaks, crystal clear rivers, unspoiled national parks, and a brilliant “100% Pure” advertising campaign attracts travelers from …

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The 'Cat Man of Aleppo' loves dogs, too

Mohammad Alaa Jaleel is known as the "Cat Man of Aleppo." Due to the nonstop warfare being waged in Syria, families are often forced to flee their …

This Birding Life » Bird Watcher's Digest

Episode 64: Voices of India<p>Episode 63: Voices of the Honduras Birding for Conservation Tour<p>Episode 62: An Interview with Rockjumper Birding …

Respect Your Cat (Not That It Cares)

It seems as if there’s always some kind of feline holiday crouched around the corner, wriggling its bottom, ready to pounce. National Cat Day, National Feral Cat Day, National Hairball Awareness Day, Happy Mew Year — even the dog days of August are filled with feline jubilees.<p>A celebration on …

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Friendly Felines: Cats Like People (Really!), Study Says

Do cats like being around people, or are they only using humans to open doors and operate can openers? A new study suggests that human contact is …

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The Inner Life of Cats Reveals Fascinating Feline Secrets

<b>The Inner Life of Cats is an outstanding review and myth buster</b><p>Cats are fascinating animals. I'm always looking for information on these mysterious …

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How to kill wild animals humanely for conservation

An international group offers guidance to help reduce pain and suffering in animals destined for culling.<p>Every year, trained professionals kill …

Catnip to cat lovers everywhere: your fluffy friend loves you right back

Research has shown that cats love human company above all else. That may be news to some – but not to me and my loyal, sociable sidekick<p>In very important news: cats are nice. Yes, that’s right – forget about Legs-it; purge your mind of Trump’s climate change idiocy (if only) and don’t worry about …

Caturday Blogging: Should I Let My Cat Outside?

"So close and yet so far." Image via Buckie Wells.<p>For Caturday, we discuss whether it’s a good idea to let your cat outside and some of the dilemmas …

Big Love for Small Cats

Those of us who love the majesty of big cats often find ourselves mesmerized by footage of tigers, pumas, and lions going about their daily lives. We are fascinated by their agility, speed, instincts, and behaviors. It’s easy to see the similarities big cats share with their smaller, domestic …

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TNR Is Dangerous Both to Cats and to Other Animals

<b>By Daphna Nachminovitch</b><p>By the time she called PETA for help, one of the stray cats the woman had been feeding was in critical condition, suffering from a massive tumor that had closed off his ear canal. In another case, a cat appeared at a feeder’s home with grotesquely swollen paws oozing with …

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'Get your cat neutered to protect one of Scotland's most treasured species'

Sign up to our Lifestyle newsletter<p>Pet owners are being urged to get their cats involved in the fight to protect one of Scotland’s most treasured …

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in …

The last word on releasing cats to live outdoors

I have been active in trap-neuter-release (TNR) for many years, and I have a colony of ferals living on my property. Dog walkers have harassed me and …

Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

New research brings some good news for cat lovers. Contrary to previous claims, researchers have found no link between cat ownership in childhood and …

Owning Cats Doesn't Lead to Schizophrenia

Good news for kitty lovers.<p>Not only are cats adorable and entertaining, but we also know that having a pet can be great for our mental health. Aside from their sharp death claws and likelihood to someday rule us all as overlords, it seems there's no downside to having a kitty. That is until we …

The Wonderful Cat Guys of Kedi Are an Antidote to All the Bad Men in the World

“<i>W</i><i>here have all the good men gone?”</i> Bonnie Tyler once crooned. Turns out, all the good men are in Istanbul, taking care of cats.<p>I discovered this at …

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Aussies Are Shunning Bunnies And Embracing The Easter Bilby Instead

Australian kids are devouring chocolate bilbies, with a portion of proceeds helping to save the endangered species.<p>Here comes Peter Bilby, hopping down the dusty desert track. That’s what Aussies have in mind as Easter approaches and they prepare to shun bunnies again to celebrate the holiday with …

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Australia targets monster feral cats hunting native species to extinction

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

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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 …

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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