Wednesday night on the "NBC Nightly News," Brian Williams reported on a new study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that "says flat out, cats are bird murderers." In America, "cats are responsible for the deaths of as many as 3.7 billion birds every year."
That staggering fact sent me to the Internet, and I discovered that the average populations of common birds are in dramatic decline (68 percent since 1967; 80 percent for some species). It's a serious environmental problem.
It's not all the fault of cats, of course, but we should outlaw and euthanise feral cats not just neuter them.