On the prowl

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I recently read an article by Steve Backshall, a BBC wildlife presenter, and was horrified to learn that thousands of our favourite birds are slaughtered every year when the migrate here from Africa.

They are shot out of the sky by hunters (thugs with guns) over Malta and Sicily, where there are no laws to protect the birds.

Reading on, I learned that “hundreds of millions” more are killed by domestic cats.

There are eight million cats in Britain. Why do the animal rights campaigners and bird charities never highlight this mass slaughter? Are they afraid to upset the cat brigade?

Steve Backshall states that we could half the number of bird fatalities, and importantly save many species, simply by keeping cats in a night.

This would also protect the small mammals that cats “play with” before killing.

What are you waiting for, cat lovers?

Clark Cross

Springfield Road