One of the biggest questions we have as humans is whether are we alone in the universe well now, well a Polish scientific Institute has placed cats as an invasive alien species though instead of wanting to be taken to your leader, they want to be taken to your food bowl.
All jokes aside while the study coming from a Polish scientific institute didn’t claim that cats are from another world, it did place them as an alien invasive species alongside 1786 other groups of species and cat lovers are not happy about the decision, however, Wojciech Solarz, a biologist at the state-run Polish Academy of Sciences put some clarification about the decision to put one of Poland’s most honored and beloved creatures on the list.
The reason is that the Felis Catus, the scientific name for your common house cat has a harmful effect on biodiversity because of the number of birds and other mammals they tend to hunt. As for the alien part, Solarz mentions that it is just because cats are not native to Europe with some of the earliest descendants of cats being domesticated in the Middle East. Which is a good point to make, however that didn’t stop some like author of the book “The Happy Cat” Dorota Suminska, from calling out some other reasons for shrinking biodiversity one big one being mankind, to which she asked if humans were on the list of non-invasive alien species.
The point of this study as claimed by the institute was not to incite any harm or violence to cats as they claim several reports have stated the opposite, however, they did recommend that pet owners limit the time cats spend outside during key breeding seasons for birds. So, what do you think about your cats being on the list? They may not have a spaceship or come from another world, but they do have a special place in our hearts and homes. Keep up with the most recent pet news and how to make your feline companion feel like a part of the family with us at Magic 98.3.