Author Topic: The Global Impact of Feral Cats  (Read 215 times)

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The Global Impact of Feral Cats
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:25:29 PM »
Quote from: ecology.com
It may come as a surprise to the tens of millions of cat lovers around the world that their feline pets actually domesticated themselves… more than 10,000 years ago in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent around the time humans began to farm. In fact, scientists believe that cats are the only animals that domesticated themselves initially because they preferred to live near humans and feed on the mice, rats and other rodents that would infest the grain stored by farmers.
Read the full article - http://www.ecology.com/2013/08/27/global-impact-feral-cats/

So what do you think about cats? Are they a benefit to us, despite the damage they do to wildlife?