Federal officials cite the lab.
NEWS OF WISCONSIN (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children 10 and younger.
Via JS Tap.
Your pet cat may not be as cute and cuddly as you might think. According to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, domestic cats kill billions of birds, mice and small animals in the U.S. each year.
Biologists estimated that cats are responsible for the deaths of as many as 3.7 billion birds and 20.7 billion smaller animals, including mice, voles and chipmunks, the Agence France-Presse reported. The study also concludes that cats are likely the No. 1 killer of birds and small mammals in the country.
Led by Scott Loss of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the study drew from past research on the predatory habits of cats. While previous studies have suggested cats are responsible for billions of small creature deaths, the most recent estimates are significantly higher.
Account of cat-hating brutality:
Walker allegedly told him [a neighbor] that he had been both in the Marines and the Navy (as a Seal) but was kicked out of at least one of the branches because he “couldn’t stop killing,” said the police report.
The neighbor returned to his apartment and called the police, because he said he felt Walker was a danger to others.
Via 620 WTMJ.
Cats still victims of UW’s well-funded medical experimentation.
Two kittens are rescued after being thrown from a moving vehicle.
Those two kittens are recovering tonight.
Police say both were tossed from a jeep in traffic early Saturday morning.
One landed inside a storm drain, and the other was found hours later hiding under a car, at a nearby grocery store.
“From our witness statement, they were just tossed out of the window. They didn’t really realize what was happening until they stopped. We don’t know if it was just the two, hopefully it was just the two, we don’t know if they threw some out beforehand, or later on,” said Lt. Jeff Malcore of the Neenah Police Department.
Suspect at large.
Via Oshkosh Northwestern.
Over at Yahoo!, there’s a quiz that you can take to see how smart your cat may be:
But how smart are cats? Sure, they can groom themselves, have a natural inclination to use the litter box and are easily amused, but not too many have a repertoire of tricks or follow commands. Those who have more than one catprobably differentiate their kitties in terms of their smarts (being “the dumb one” doesn’t mean you’re loved any less!), so just like any other animal, we know there is an intelligence hierarchy.
There’s no scientific method to determine how brainy your cat actually is — but we can try to figure it out! CatChannel.com devised this clever IQ test, which could indicate you’re housing the feline Einstein. Find out if your cat is about to take over the world . . . or just that comfy sofa cushion.