Reduce CO2, or More Homeless KittensPosted: February 9, 2016
From the department of that nasty colourless, odourless, trace gas, plant food – CO2 – that causes everything and anything…
Cute abandoned kitten, author Nicolas Suzor from Brisbane, Australia, source Wikimedia
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
According to the New South Wales Cat Protection Society, climate induced warmer weather is causing cats to have more unwanted kittens.
Longer breeding seasons, more kittens: are cats reacting to climate change?
When Kristina Vesk started working at the Cat Protection Society of NSW in 2006, she rarely saw kittens in winter. Now warmer weather means cats are breeding all year round, increasing the numbers of unwanted kittens and the threat to native wildlife from strays and feral cats.
Ms Vesk, the society’s chief executive, said there used to be weeks from June to September when the shelter saw very few, if any, kittens. But with the climate changing and temperatures rising, it seems cats are increasingly on heat.
“For the past three years, I don’t think we’ve experienced a full week at any…
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