Full Title Name:  Animals v. Animals: A False Choice

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Wendy Anderson and Amy Vaniotis Place of Publication:  American Bar Association - Animal Law Committee Publish Year:  2008 Primary Citation:  ABA Animal Law Committee Newsletter

This article examines the recent policy trend that pits animal against animal. In particular, the article focuses on the argument that feral cats are a major contributing factor to the demise of many wild bird species. The authors contend that human population growth and encroachment into wildlife habitat is the root cause of species loss, and our attempt to blame an adaptive species like the cat avoids responsibility. Further, the authors suggest that animal lawyers in particular must be aware of this "diversionary tactic" and attempt to refocus the policy debate on the real causes of animal death. (Reprinted with permission.)

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