Thursday, June 07, 2007

Cats have more sex thanks to global warming

A pet adoption group thinks that global warming is to blame for the huge numbers of cats in animal shelters in the US. Global warming causes cats to have more sex which leads to more kittens and an overpopulation of stray cats. From Live Science:
“Cats are typically warm-weather, spring-time breeders,” said the group’s president, Kathy Warnick. “However, states that typically experience primarily longer and colder winters are now seeing shorter, warmer winters, leading to year-round breeding.”

“Basically, there is no longer a reproduction lull with cat breeding cycles, and unfortunately, it seems more people are bringing boxes of kittens into our agencies during winter now,” she added.

Studies have shown that global warming is altering the breeding seasons of other animals, such as migratory birds and penguins.

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