A growing list of magazines, newspaper articles, and books from all over the world have featured the CatBib within their news articles praising its effectiveness to help prevent cats from hunting, attacking, and killing birds.
November 2017: Staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, at Maine Audubon recommends the CatBib. These bird saving ideas can be used all over the world, not just Maine. CatGoods.com also sells window stickers to stop bird window strikes.
May 2017: A nice article on the CatBib published this week in Australia’s Narooma News. The Eurobodalla Council is distributing free CatBibs to reduce the threats domestic cats are posing on wildlife there.
“We’re hoping it eventually becomes normal practice that cats wear CatBibs every time they go outside…. Ms Fink-Downes said the council held a trial in 2013-14 with cat owners in Congo to protect the greater glider received “nothing but positive feedback”.
Thanks Eurobodalla for caring about cats, birds and other wildlife!
January 2017: A New Zealand news paper ‘Times-Age’ publishes an informative case study from a local resident Mrs Ward, who has outfitted her cat (Teddy Bear) with a CatBib when other cat collar and bells weren’t working. “Mrs. Ward was skeptical at first, but quickly realized how successful it would be. ‘I kept thinking it (the CatBib) was going to be a nuisance, but found when he grooms himself, he grooms the bib as well.” Thanks Mrs. Ward, for doing your part in saving birds!
September 2016: Considering a career in animal care? Our friends at Open Colleges have interesting career choices including cats and birds, have Expert Advice, and are advocates of the CatBib. See their feed HERE
May 2016: The Australasian Bat Society is promoting the CatBib to protect microbats from Cats. Read about it HERE
January 2016: The BBC features the CatBib in a series titled “Worlds Wierdest Events”. Episode #4
October 2015: A reader get’s here question answered on ‘The Telegraph’. “How do I get my cat to stop killing birds?” – Read about it HERE
May, 2014 Tai Moses features CatBib in her new book Zooburbia: Meditations On The Wild Animals Among Us, just out from Parallax Press. The CatBib is mentioned in Chapter 16, “Peaceable Kingdom”. Zooburbia is featured in the May 2014 edition of O: The Oprah Magazine as one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now.”
November 2013: A United Kingdom product review magazine, with the funny name, WHICH?, features the CatBib in the article “Why songbirds are declining”. Thanks!
March/April 2012 issue Wildbird magazine:
Lynda McLaughlin writes: “Our bibbed felines can frolic outdoors, and the wild birds can feed while enjoying the protection that the CatBibs provide. It just feels like the right thing to do.”
Los Angeles Museum of Natural History recommends us as one way to help save lizards from aggressive cats. They explain: They go on to recommend keeping your cat indoors, but then give CatBib a recommendation for those who rather keep their cat outdoors: Quoted from Los Angeles Museum of Natural History In another […]
CatBib was proudly featured in the Audubon Magazine, citing research done proving the effectiveness of CatBib and how its used to protect birds and other small animals. —Melissa Mahony Jan-Feb 2008 “Disarming Cats” Audubon Magazine
Montana State University Master of Fine Arts Science and Natural History Filmmaking students, Simon Schnieder and Ed Watkins, made a film about the CatBib. “A Bib for a Bell”. It was accepted and shown at the International Wildlife Film Festival held in Missoula, Montana in May 2006.
Sunday Mail newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, September 1999 by David Valente An obscure American invention may prove the answer to the problem of cats killing native wildlife. Studies have shown more than four million native animals across Australia are killed each year by domestic and feral cats. But Belair cat Benny has not attacked a […]
Elinor Miller – Cape Cod Times – Nov. 26, 1999 When you read the title of this column, you probably thought it was going to be about the hawks that make frequent raids on just about everyone’s feeders, especially during the winter. Well, you are partially right; I will get to that topic, but before […]
Local bird and cat lover aims to stop furry friends from preying on feathered ones. Have you ever bought a product you wanted everybody to know about? Something that can improve the world? A regular reader of this column did, and she put me in touch with a woman and her invention for saving birds.
Mr. Bowler said he had not found any feathers of birds since buying the device recently. “It doesn’t stop her climbing, jumping and getting around, but it’s a barrier when she lifts her paws to strike,” Mr. Bowler said. “It means she has freedom during the day and I can put her out and have […]
“To preserve the bird population, Simon the Diamon always wears a Cat “bib” that attaches to his collar and breaks his striking stride, but otherwise does not interfere with his movement. Occasionally, he wears it like a cape as he plays “SuperCat.”
A wildlife column by Rich Landers The Spokesman Review July 16, 2006 With a new hatch of young birds bringing song to our yards, it’s worth pointing out, once again, that in the United States alone, cats kill a million or more wild birds EVERY DAY. “Not my Kitty!” you say. Yeah, sure. If […]
A veterinary advice column by: Dr. Jeff Nichol Albuquerque Journal Monday, October 2, 2006 Dr. Jeff Nichol on ways to reduce inter-cat aggression: “Cats are not like the rest of us. While their groups have hierarchies, most have little need to hang with their homies. The indoor cat has other instinctive requirements like hunting, stalking […]
Valley Reporter Roleystone, Western Australia January 20, 2007 “In view of the latest controversy surrounding cats and the amount of native fauna they maim and kill it may be worth considering products that help give cats away when they are hunting. One of the tools that may be used is a “CatBib”. CatBibs are […]
Roleystone Courier Roleystone, Western Australia February 2007 An online American company has made available a product that may be effective in stopping or limiting the hunting of native fauna by cats. The company refers to a study undertaken with the CatBib at Murdoch University, and the summary results appear below. “In an attempt to […]
August 10, 2012 NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO interviews Dr Kerrie Anne Loyd, University of Georgia. She’s the researcher who put kitty cameras on cats to see what they do when outdoors. She recommends using the CatBib to stop cats from killing wildlife. ” Listen to the interview.
More CatBib Mentions In The News
- March 7, 2011 Dr. Pete Wedderburn, “Pete the Vet” from Bray, Ireland recommends the CatBib on TV! Pete The Vet is the regular Wednesday morning vet on Ireland AM, TV3
- February 24, 2011 Dr. Pete Wedderburn in his column, Pets Subjects, for The Telegraph, a London newspaper, recommends the CatBib to stop cats from killing birds.
- September 30, 2010 Garden columnist, Adrian Higgins, talks of cats, birds and the CatBib as a solution to the problem, in his article “Bird lovers see roaming cats as a threat to many species”
- March 2010 Johns Hopkins University Press, “URBAN CARNIVORES: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation” (Hardcover) by Stanley D. Gehrt (Editor), Seth P.D. Riley (Editor), Brian L. Cypher (Editor) – The CatBib begins the chapter on The Ecology of Dogs and Cats.
- August 2009 Rodale Press, “WHOLE GREEN CATALOG: 1,000 Best Things for you and the Earth” by Michael W. Robbins, Wendy Palitz, Bill McKibben, Renee Loux – features the CatBib in the chapter on “Greening Your Pet”.
- April 2008: Prevention magazine – Save the birds By Rebecca Skloot. Feline predators can cause serious ecosystem damage–it’s estimated that domestic cats kill hundreds of millions of birds each year. So consider the CatBib (about $11; catgoods.com), a brightly colored barrier to your cat’s paws that interferes with hunting ability.
- Jan-Feb 2008: “Disarming Cats” Audubon Magazine
- Sept 2007: Conservation Magazine, Vol.8, No. 3, July-Sept. 2007, pp35-36
- July 2007: CatBib field trial published Biological Science,Vol. 137, Issue 3, July 2007
- April-June 2007: Top Twenty five Hottest Articles Biological Conservation
- May 26, 2007: “Bibs for cats could cut toll on wildlife” The Guardian, United Kingdom
- April 18, 2007: “Anti-hunting bib keeps cats in check” Cosmos, The science magazine
- April 11, 2007: “Bib that saves wildlife from marauding moggies” ScienceNetwork Western Australia
- April 4, 2007: “Bib reduces cat attacks” Science Alert Australia and New Zealand