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In one seaside community in New Jersey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suggested trapping and removing feral cats (domestic cats that live in the wild). The goal was to protect some endangered wild birds (plovers) that nested on the town's beaches. Many residents were angered by the proposal, arguing that the cats have as much right to be there as the birds. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the argument over the cats has as much right to be there as the birds are justified or not.

Concept introduction: A biological community is an interacting group of various species that live in a common location. As per ecological point of view, community is an association of populations of various species occupying the particular geographical area.

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In one community, every species have the same rights to live in their habitat. This argument is justified that the feral cats have similar rights like some endangered wild birds...

Summary Introduction

To explain: Why the arguments over the cats has as much right to be there as the birds are not justified.

Concept introduction: A biological community is an interacting group of various species that live in a common location. As per ecological point of view, community is an association of populations of various species occupying the particular geographical area.

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