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2010-12-05 00:13:28

The authors of the six-page circular "Feral Cats and Their Management," published by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension is biased and thinly veiled advocacy and instruction manual for the total extermination of unowned cats, according to Dr. Frank McMillan, DVM, ACVIM and director of well-being studies for Best Friends Animal Society. Kanab, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) December 03, 2010 A recently published study by a university's extension office is misleading: It uses pseudo-science to...

2010-12-02 00:00:49

Disputes accuracy of report's findings; rejects conclusion that shooting feral cats is an acceptable means of control Bethesda, MD (Vocus) December 1, 2010 A disturbing report released by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln"”which proposes shooting feral cats as an acceptable means of control"”is based on shoddy research, is scientifically unsupportable, and should be unequivocally rejected, said Alley Cat Allies. "This "Ëœreport' is basically a summary of previous...

2010-10-28 10:00:00

JENA, Germany and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH, a leading supplier for photomask metrology and repair tools and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced a collaboration to support the ZEISS tool family for in-die metrology solutions for the 32-nanometer (nm) technology node and below. Synopsys will offer support for ZEISS' PROVE(TM), the next-generation...

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2010-01-06 10:33:04

Scientists who compare insect chirps with ape calls may look like they are mixing aphids and orangutans, but researchers have found common denominators in the calls of hundreds of species of insects, birds, fish, frogs, lizards and mammals that can be predicted with simple mathematical models. Compiling data from nearly 500 species, scientists with the University of Florida and Oklahoma State University have found the calls of crickets, whales and a host of other creatures are ultimately...

2009-07-02 12:13:08

A U.S. study has determined some wild coyotes regularly feed on outdoor domestic and feral cats. Shannon Grubbs of the University of Arizona and Paul Krausman of the University of Montana said they tracked coyotes in the Tucson area and observed 36 coyote-cat encounters, of which 19 ended with the coyotes killing the cats. The researchers said while other studies have found approximately 13 percent of a coyote's diet consists of cats, the new study found of the 45 instances during which...

2009-05-27 13:33:00

Peer-reviewed analysis finds significant relationship between neuter and household income BETHESDA, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Association reports that the vast majority -- at least 80% -- of pet cats in U.S. households are neutered, with middle-to higher-income households reporting rates of over 90%. The peer-reviewed study, based on data collected for the national nonprofit organization Alley Cat Allies by Harris...

2009-05-18 19:06:48

A Scottish woman said her cat has become a local sensation for his ability to scale the two-story wall of her home when he becomes locked outside. Hannah Smith of Denny, Scotland, said her 7-year-old feline, Charlie, has been nicknamed Spider Cat by neighbors for his ability to use nothing but his claws and muscle to scale two stories of wall and reach the balcony of his owner's home, the Daily Mail reported Monday. Charlie meows at the front door to be let out. So we let him out, but no...

2009-03-20 12:46:00

MT. RAINIER, Md., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new report out from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the debate of bird versus cat continues. According to a statement from Darin Schroeder, Vice President for Conservation Advocacy for the American Bird Conservancy, "[all] across America, birds face a gauntlet of threats to their survival including pesticides, collisions, domestic cats, and habitat loss." Schroeder says that the U.S. continues to permit imported produce that has...

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2009-03-20 14:45:00

A federal report released Thursday finds that nearly one in three U.S. bird species are endangered, threatened or in a state of significant decline, with those in Hawaii in danger of a "borderline ecological disaster." The "State of the Birds United States of America 2009" report, issued by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar along with university ornithologists and conservation groups, is available online at www.stateofthebirds.org. It also describes some successes, such as the recovery of the...

2009-01-21 11:14:06

Abandoned and feral cats can find a second chance at a normal life at The Cat House in Parlier, Calif., the site's founder says. Cat House founder Lynea Lattanzio said when she first founded the 12-acre site 17 years ago she never imagined it would become the current home to an estimated 700 cats and even a few dogs, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News said Tuesday. There was no place else for all of these cats, and I had all of this land, she said. We give them a life if they have no home....


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2007-01-19 12:22:03

The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. A skilled predator, the cat is known to hunt over 1,000 species for food. Intelligent, the cat can be trained to obey simple commands, and has been known to teach itself to manipulate simple mechanisms. Cats use more than one hundred vocalizations and types of body language for communication. Like horses and other domesticated animals, cats can sometimes become feral, living effectively in the wild. Feral cats will often...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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