Feral cats kill 75 million individual Australian animals per day [roughl

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Subject: Feral cats kill 75 million individual Australian animals per day [roughly]
From: colin trainor <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 19:00:17 +0930
Australian Wildlife Conservancy

"Feral cats occur right across the continent in every habitat type
including deserts, forests and grasslands. Total population
estimates vary from 5 million to 18 million feral cats, with the
Federal Government citing a figure of 18 million cats in its
statutory Threat Abatement Plan.

Each feral cat kills between 5-30 animals per day. While they
appear to prefer small mammals, they also eat birds, reptiles
and amphibians. Taking the lower figure in that range (five)
– and multiplying it by a conservative population estimate of
15 million cats – gives a minimum estimate of 75 million
native animals killed daily by feral cats."


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