Yes, it's true. Domestic cats are hunters as well. According to a story by the New York Times, domestic and feral cats are significant predators of a wide range of prey species, including rabbits. Furthermore, scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that domestic cats in the United States kill a median of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals a year, the Times said. According to the report, most of the killings are native mammals like shrews, chipmunks and voles rather than introduced pests like the Norway rat.

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