publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

the welfare of feral cats and wildlife

Jessup, David A.;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2004 Journal: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, volume 225, pages 1,377-1,383 (issn: 0003-1488, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Abstract
T are an estimated 60 to 100 million feral and abandoned cats in the United States. By any measure, this is an important welfare issue, and the many bodies of free-roaming cats visible along roadsides across the country are mute testimony to the tragedy of their unhappy lives. Many people of goodwill want to see this situation improved. Some believe that feeding feral cats; trapping, neutering, and releasing them; and allowing them to live in colonies is 1 answer to the overpopulation problem. Others believe that, on the whole, such programs are most often unsuccessful at sharply reducing and eventually eliminating feral cat populations. In my opinion, attemptin...
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free text keywords: General Veterinary, CATS, Veterinary medicine, Socioeconomics, Goodwill, Overpopulation, Feral cat, Biodiversity, Neutering, Wildlife, Welfare, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Medicine, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

the welfare of feral cats and wildlife

Jessup, David A.;