A growing list of magazine, newspaper articles, and books from all over the world...
New Zealanders urged to save a bird : Vancouver Sun
27 Jan 2013
The study of the habits of 208 of Dunedin's cats concentrated on 37 individuals known to be prolific hunters. It found that over the course of a year these cats each caught 378 animals of which 82 were birds, almost all native exotic species.
The rest of the hunters' bag was mostly mice and lizards, many of which are also unique domestic species which are also under threat of extinction.
Extrapolating form the Dunedin study, the scientists speculate that New Zealand's 1.4 million domestic cats alone kill at least 18.76 million animals a year of which 1.12 million are native birds.
And none of this takes into account feral cats, which are, for example, held entirely responsible for the recent extinction of the Stephens Island Wren.
Bib does trick but SPCA coy : Auckland Now (Fairfax News NZ)
8 March 2013
The bloodbath has ended for one Mt Eden cat owner. For 18 months Katherine O'Keeffe would dread the scene she would find whenever she arrived home. Her rescue kitten Zambezi turned out to be a stone cold killer, hunting birds on a daily basis. But thanks to a product found online she has been able to start liking Zambezi again....
She discovered the CatBib, a brightly coloured neoprene bib that attaches to the collar and hangs loosely over the cat's chest.
Cat bibs cut down on pets' killer instinct: Vancouver Sun
March 6, 2013
Pet cats across North America got a bad rap earlier this year and were labelled a vicious scourge after a scientific study estimated they were responsible for killing more than a billion wild birds annually in the United States alone.
Ireland AM, TV (Irish Television)
March 7, 2011
Dr. Pete Wedderburn, "Pete the Vet" from Bray, Ireland recommends the CatBib on TV! Pete The Vet is the regular Wednesday morning vet on Ireland AM, TV3.
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The Telegraph, London
February 24, 2011
Dr. Pete Wedderburn in his column, Pets Subjects, for The Telegraph, a London newspaper, recommends the CatBib to stop cats from killing birds.
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The Washingtion Post
September 30, 2010
URBAN CARNIVORES: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation
Johns Hopkins University Press (Hardcover) by Stanley D. Gehrt (Editor), Seth P.D. Riley (Editor), Brian L. Cypher (Editor).
The CatBib begins the chapter on The Ecology of Dogs and Cats.
WHOLE GREEN CATALOG: 1,000 Best Things for you and the Earth
Rodale Press, by Michael W. Robbins, Wendy Palitz, Bill McKibben, Renee Loux - features the CatBib in the chapter on "Greening Your Pet".
Michael Robbins is the former editor-in-chief of Audubon magazine. He has written books and articles for numerous publications including New York, Discover, Mother Jones, Plenty and Popular Science. Wendy Palitz is an art director who has worked for New York, Self, Travel Holiday, and Workman Publishing. She has designed books for Houghton Mifflin, Stewart Tabori & Chang, and National Geographic Books. Renee Loux, author of Easy Green Living, is the host of the TV show Easy Being Green.
Prevention magazine - Save the birds By Rebecca Skloot
"Feline predators can cause serious ecosystem damage--it's estimated that domestic cats kill hundreds of millions of birds each year. So consider the CatBib, a brightly colored barrier to your cat's paws that interferes with hunting ability."
Biological Science,Vol. 137, Issue 3
The Guardian, United Kingdom
May 26, 2007
Cosmos, The science magazine
April 18, 2007
"Anti-hunting bib keeps cats in check"
Science Network Western Australia
April 11, 2007
"Bib that saves wildlife from marauding moggies"
Science Alert Australia and New Zealand
April 4, 2007
"Bib reduces cat attacks"