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Foot-long worms infecting cats in the United States

Foot-long worms are infecting cats in the United States Readers know that free-range house cats not only kill millions of native wildlife each year in the U.S. but also pose serious disease issues to the environment and people. Typically, these disease threats focused on rabies and toxoplasmosis. Now it appears that worms, foot-long worms, are yet another...

From the Hate Mail Bag

From the Hate Mail Bag As someone who believes in the consumptive use of wildlife, I am subject to some rather critical (to put it mildly) e-mails from those who disagree. You know, members of the animal rights protest industry activist movement. Part of the reason why I enjoy getting these letters is that it gives me some insight into how other people think....

Nature Wars by Jim Sterba: A Review

Sterba, Jim. 2012. Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards in Battlegrounds. NY, NY: Crown Publishers. Jim Sterba is a veteran reporter for America’s premiere financial newspaper, The Wall Street Journal. He has written numerous articles on wildlife issues and did so in a manner that was remarkably fair to supporters of the...

Rabies

Rabies For years, rabies was considered incurable. Sure the disease could be prevented from occurring (via rabies shots) but once the disease manifested itself symptomatically, rabies was considered terminal.  But several years ago, a Wisconsin girl, who contracted rabies by picking up an infected bat, was successfully treated. An article in Scientific American...

Trapping Doesn’t Work to Control House Cats?

Trapping Doesn’t Work to Control House Cats? In an article entitled, “A Soft, Furry, Stone-cold Killer Researchers say domestic, feral cats kill as many as 1 billion birds a year” published in the Columbus Dispatch, June 12, 2011 03:13 AM By Spencer Hunt (Columbus, OH)   ...