Local Culture

Feral Cats are a Serious Threat to Hawai‘i’s Endangered Birds, Monk Seals and Dolphins

Cats killing birds may seem a normal, if mildly distasteful, part of nature. But many cats also carry a microscopic parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease that threatens Hawai‘i’s endangered birds, monk seals and even dolphins. New Zealand and Australia have aggressive programs to eradicate invasive animals, including feral cats. How do we solve our cat problem?