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Cat Wars

Cat Wars

The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

  • Author: Peter P. Marra,Chris Santella
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691167419
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 216
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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. This compelling book traces the historical and cultural ties between humans and cats from early domestication to the current boom in pet ownership, along the way accessibly explaining the science of extinction, population modeling, and feline diseases. It charts the developments that have led to our present impasse—from Stan Temple's breakthrough studies on cat predation in Wisconsin to cat-eradication programs underway in Australia today. It describes how a small but vocal minority of cat advocates has campaigned successfully for no action in much the same way that special interest groups have stymied attempts to curtail smoking and climate change. Cat Wars paints a revealing picture of a complex global problem—and proposes solutions that foresee a time when wildlife and humans are no longer vulnerable to the impacts of free-ranging cats.

Cats and Conservationists

Cats and Conservationists

The Debate Over Who Owns the Outdoors

  • Author: Dara M. Wald,Anna L. Peterson
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • ISBN: 1557538883
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 162
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Cats and Conservationists is the first multidisciplinary analysis of the heated debate about free-roaming cats. The debate pits conservationists against cat lovers, who disagree both on the ecological damage caused by the cats and the best way to manage them. An impassioned and spirited conflict, it also sheds light on larger questions about how we interpret science, incorporate diverse perspectives, and balance competing values in order to encourage constructive dialogue on contentious social and environmental issues. On one side of the cat debate stand many environmentalists, especially birders and conservation organizations, who believe that outdoor cats seriously threaten native wildlife. On the other side are many animal welfare advocates, who believe that outdoor cats generally do not pose a major ecological threat and that it is possible for cats and wildlife to coexist. They believe that it is possible, mainly through trap-neuter-return projects (TNR), to keep free-roaming cat populations in check without killing large numbers of cats. Careful analysis suggests that there remain important questions about the science on both cat predation and TNR effectiveness. Yet both sides of the conflict insist that the evidence is clear-cut. This false certainty contributes to conflict between conservationists and cat lovers, and obscures common goals that could generate constructive discussions and collaborative efforts among scientists, policymakers, conservationists, and animal welfare advocates. Cats and Conservationists aims to facilitate such collaboration in order to manage outdoor cats and minimize the damage they cause. It also offers models for constructive debates about the public role of science in other polarized public conflicts over science and environmental topics.

The Cat Lover's Devotional

The Cat Lover's Devotional

  • Author: M.R. Wells,Connie Fleishauer,Dottie Adams
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736941533
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 4078
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Cat lovers will find inspirational, true stories filled with feline devotion, antics, and quirks in this warmhearted devotional. Each reading highlights cat behaviors and practices that also reflect the heart of God. Readers will discover powerful insights centered around... the importance of relationship: how Midnight found “just the right lap” and how our loving heavenly Father waits for us to turn to Him for a perfect fit. the beauty of adoption: how Jazz, a beautiful tortoise-shell, found a loving home and how God’s tender love shines in Moses’ life story. the confidence of being loved: how scared little Fixer refused help until shown love and how God erases our fears with His love when we turn to Him Readers will learn more about love, relationships, patience, perseverance, and God as they open their eyes and hearts to the unique felines He created and blessed us with.

Hemingway's Cats

Hemingway's Cats

An Illustrated Biography

  • Author: Carlene Brennen
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1561643424
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 185
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This unique biography of Ernest Hemingway, illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, reveals the legendary writer's affinity for the companion animals he kept throughout his lifetime.

Cat Wars 2020 Calendar

Cat Wars 2020 Calendar

  • Author: Sellers Pub Inc
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781531908201
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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When I Was Growing Up

When I Was Growing Up

  • Author: Harold Keith
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1434900290
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 152
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The Pearson Guide to Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for the CAT

The Pearson Guide to Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for the CAT

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pearson Education India
  • ISBN: 9788131733745
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Cat Solvd Papers Since 1999

Cat Solvd Papers Since 1999

  • Author: Sharma
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780070704848
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  • Page: N.A
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Mouse

Mouse

  • Author: Daniel S. Knowles
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1453596313
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 802
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Join the mice again in this ninth mouse book as they embark on more adventures. Read about Foul-Smelling Bob who, while taking a shower, was attacked by a reptile that came out of the showerhead. Romules finds a dead body in a closet in a new house that he had purchased. A living head from a dead mouse is attached to the living body of Lone Wolf Mouse who had a dead head due to a deadly accident. Drool and his gang of toughs battle the Grouch Anderson Gang in coal bin. Flight 100 falls into Mousetown Bay. Stenny and Honest Ape land their place on the top of Niagara Falls. Duck Paddler walks across the Cheese Finder River, just like another biblical figure had done a long time ago. Johnny Seed comes to town to spread his stuff. Wanda Gizzard blows up like a balloon when she is stung by a bee. A small Gila monster comes out of Toddy's mouth at a local eating place. Shank Edwards swallows a knife at the Down Trodden Cafe. Read about the Ghost ship that sailed into Mousetown Bay. Grandma Snouser turns into a large reptile. Why did the MTPD, the MOusetown Police, give headless mouse a traffic ticket for speeing in his car? Why is Bull Roar devoured by his close friend and training buddy at the gym, Throckmorton, a pet frog? These stories and many others are just waiting for you to take a gander at the read BUT REMEMBER, READ THE STORIES AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is some violence and death in some of the chapters.

Devotions With Your Cat

Devotions With Your Cat

For Those Who are Struggling

  • Author: Katherine Tapley-Milton
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1449783384
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 456
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This 380-page devotional book offers daily lessons containing two Bible readings and a thought for the day for meditation.