Reported today by the ABC in Australia:

Cat owners are more concerned about the welfare of their pet than the risk they pose to wildlife when roaming freely, an international study has found.

Murdoch University researchers in Perth surveyed more than 1,700 cat owners and non-cat owners from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA, China and Japan, and found stark differences in practices towards pet cats’ interactions with wildlife.

Although Australians were more likely than other nationalities to be concerned about the impact of cats on native wildlife, New Zealanders and Chinese were at the other end of the scale.


18 May 2016