LETTER: Cats kill songbirds

LETTER: Cats kill songbirds

The Editor,

Re: "a new coalition comes together for Surrey cats," the Now, Oct. 21.

I just read your article and I want to point out a glaring omission in the article. I believe it is a fact that stray/feral cats and many domestic cats are responsible for the loss of billions of songbirds throughout North america over the past 30 or so years.

If your article mentioned that fact, I believe you might get through to many more owners who may not know about this tragedy.

I’m no cat lover or hater, just a concerned person looking at the bigger picture.

Richard McConchie

White Rock

(Editor’s note – According to an Environment Canada study from 2013, there are about 8.5 million domestic cats in Canada, and 1.4 to 4.2 million wild or stray cats. Although feral cats are smaller in number than house cats, they’re responsible for twice as many bird kills.)