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New Documentary Highlights The Effectiveness Of Cat Collar Scientifically Proven To Protect Birds

BirdsBeSafe cat collars, which have been proven to have an 87% reduction in bird deaths caused by housecats, have been featured in the CBC documentary, My Pet Assassin, capturing their role in helping pet owners protect their local ecosystem.

The newly released documentary, My Pet Assassin, hosted by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, takes a look at the role that cats have in the predation of songbirds in their local area and has significantly featured the new BirdsBeSafe cat collars. The documentary highlights the ways in which BirdsBeSafe’s collars can help songbirds escape safely from cats.

The documentary, My Pet Assassin, covers the various ways in which cats affect their local ecosystem, often making it unsafe for songbirds, many of whom already have limited options for habitats, with animal welfare organizations and conservation groups voicing the opinion that cats should be kept indoors as a result.

"Indoor-outdoor or outdoor cats are actually pretty controversial for a number of different reasons. Some of it has to do with what cats do when they're outside wandering in their neighbor's yard. Some of it has to do [with] predation at bird feeders," says Annie Booth, a professor of environmental and sustainability studies at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), who was featured in the documentary. "We ran a survey, and people either really liked cats and really sympathized with them and understood why they needed to go out or they really hated cats."

Booth published a survey addressing the opinions of the community of British Columbia, but her study also highlighted, through a small sample size, the potential effectiveness of the BirdsBeSafe cat collars in preventing the predation of songbirds by cats.

These brightly colored collars serve as a warning to songbirds, which have a wider spectrum of color than mammals and, as such, are able to see the collar and flee to safety from much further than they might be able to see the cat otherwise. Aside from Booth’s study, there have been further studies in the UK, the US, and Australia that all highlight the collar’s effectiveness, showing dramatic decreases in bird predation, sometimes as high as 87%.

BirdsBeSafe is a team on a mission to protect wild birds from cats, while still allowing cats the ability to roam and enjoy the outdoor environment. They have a range of different collars on their website that cat owners can take a closer look at.

For more information about BirdsBeSafe use the contact details below:

Contact Info:
Name: Derek Dodds
Email: Send Email
Organization: BirdsBeSafe
Address: 1129 Maricopa Hwy, STE 175, Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: 8055004167

Release ID: 89127968

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