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Cats Kill Billions Every Year

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Cats Kill Billions Every Year

Cats Kill Billions Every Year

By Elton Camp

(Based on a study appearing in Nature Communications)	

You think your cat cuddly and sweet
Others may not consider it so neat

Even more than anyone might expect,
On the birds, it’s a devastating effect

Every year, it’s up to three billion they kill
On the bird population, this puts a chill

Over eighty-four million cats folks own
More millions wild cats make birds gone

Up to twenty billions mammals they slay
Chipmunks head the list the experts say

If your sweet kitty big enough could grow
Then YOU might well be the next to go 

(I realize some may not like this, but consider googling the article and read it before you decide.  Cats delight in tormenting their prey before finally killing.)

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 6:45:00 PM
    Yeah but after being terrorized as a child by that movie The Birds its OK by me....hahahahah

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 1/30/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is a truly disturbing movie. It's hard to see birds the same way again after having viewed it. It's ficion, but one the idea is planted, it can stick with you. Here, Kitty, Kitty! Elton
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:36:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this one! I have two indoor cats, so they only kill spiders - which is fine by me! Very well done :)

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 1/30/2013 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Keeping them inside is a good solution. I hear that New Zealand is attempting to eradicate cats in their entire country because of them killing other animals, but that could have unexpected results for their ecology. Elton