Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Warriors #2: Fire and Ice - Erin Hunter

Fire and Ice is the second novel I've read in a series about cats living in the wild. I enjoy the story and the characters, but I have a hard time with glorifying cats as predators when cats are not natural predators. They're domesticated animals that still have the instinct to hunt. When turned lose in suburban and rural areas they don't live on the vermin that infest homes and businesses. They go for the easy prey like rabbits, baby squirrels, chipmunks, and ground dwelling birds. They have a drastic negative impact on the populations of rodents and birds in areas where they're released to go feral. The author is simply misguided in glorifying something that is not natural and not environmentally sound. I'm not reading any more in this series. Not recommended.

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