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Opinions from the Front Lines, or Fog of War?

A recent study finds important differences between cat caretakers and bird conservationists when it comes to their attitudes and beliefs about the impacts of free-roaming cats and how to best manage them. In the end, however, the methods employed lead to far more questions than answers.
“Because western society’s orientations toward wildlife is becoming more [...]


Exploring Other Dimensions

Imagine yourself responding to a survey, and one of the questions posed is this:
How much do you enjoy seeing feral cats in the environment?
Optional responses include: very much, somewhat, no opinion, very little, and none at all.
If your experience is anything like mine, the question isn’t nearly as straightforward as it first appears. If [...]