The Domestic Cat; Bird Killer, Mouser and Destroyer of Wild Life; Means of Utilizing and Controlling It

The Domestic Cat; Bird Killer, Mouser and Destroyer of Wild Life; Means of Utilizing and Controlling It

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and that the number of birds was much reduced by them in 1915. Expert Opinions On The Cat's Destructiveness To Birds. In all my investigations into the economic status of the cat, opinions have been disregarded and only facts sought. Nevertheless, opinions of all kinds have been offered. Many cat lovers naturally are loath to believe or admit that their pets seriously menace the birds, but some frankly avow the regrettable facts. Miss Helen Leighton, president of the Animal Rescue League of Fall River, writes: "I have found the cat a beautiful, clean, intelligent and affectionate pet, readily trained not to molest cage birds, but also a very dangerous enemy to bird life in general. It is idle to deny the latter point." Miss Mary A. White of Heath writes: "I am fond of cats and consider them a close and valuable bond, endearing animals to humans, but do not keep one because I have found them so destructive to bird life." Fig. 1.--Remains Of Birdh Eilled On Their Nests Rt A Wandering Cat. Deputy Fish and Game Commissioner Allan Ken is ton examining (he remains of Wilson's terns at Katama Beach. (Photograph by Mr. Howard H. Cleaves.) Dr. C. F. Hodge, author of "Nature Study and Life," and an authority on the rearing of game birds, says that evidence from all civilized countries in which measures are being taken to protect game and insectivorous birds is overwhelming that the cat is the worst enemy of bird life. Most authorities lean toward this opinion. If opinions are to be regarded at all, those of well-known, conservative people who have made a lifelong study of birds, their enemies and the means of protecting them should be entitled to the greatest weight, as such people, interested in the protection of...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522109
  • 9781236522108