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Opinion: This cat is not a killer, Sizemore

First published in The Madera Tribune on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

The cat who allows us to share her house has been looking over her shoulder lately, on the lookout for Grant Sizemore of the American Bird Conservancy. Sizemore wants us to round up as many as 80 million unowned outdoor cats, take them to the pound and put them to sleep.

He doesn’t mean, of course, letting them actually sleep. What he really means is they all should be sent to that big litterbox in the sky.

Sizemore claims those 80 million unowned cats that live outdoors are responsible for the deaths of up to 3.7 billion birds and 20.7 billion mammals (mostly mice) every year in the United States.



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