With a title lifted from the New York Review of Books and a photo ‘borrowed’ but credited to Vasiliy Vishnevskiy, Skopelo Arts and Life begins this new week with a slight edge.
In her review of the book “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequence of a Cuddly Killer” Natalie Angier concisely lays out the books arguments of the role of cats in American society. Though clearly having an agenda, the authors Peter Marra of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington DC, and journalist Chris Santella apparently try to present both the pro and con and discuss possible solutions to what they see as a plague. Apparently, because I haven’t read the book and probably won’t.
Whatever you think of “American society” these days, Angier’s review, which can be read in its entirety here (link) , neatly gives the rundown of the claims presented.
Naturally much of the content applies to worldwide feline populations including, as most are aware, our cat (and dog) infested island.