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LETTER: Piping plovers need protection from cats too, reader says

Cats a much greater danger to bird species than dogs, Tiny resident says
2020-05-29 4
Flash the piping plover.

Midland Today welcomes letters to the editor. They can be sent to andrew@midlandtoday.ca. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). This letter concerns a recent story on piping plovers returning to nest in Tiny Township.

Dear Editor,

Beautiful article you wrote on this rare bird.

I just read up on them in 'The Birds of Georgian Bay'--they'll nest in a simple sand depression.

Our home is 1/4 mile south of Balm Beach--on the water--and in your article you mention the dogs as a threat, but we believe the far bigger threat are the numerous cats unleashed in the neighbourhood stalking prey during the four seasons.

They are spotted daily--it would be nice if Tiny implemented a by-law prohibiting unleashed cats as well. It is estimated that 350 million birds are killed each year due to cats worldwide.

Mike Knell,

Tiny Township