Dogs — an adored invasive species wreaking ecological havoc.
This story for New Scientist just kept unfolding. Dogs — feral, pet and all the shades in between — are hunting, terrifying, chasing, infecting and pooping their way round all but one continent. But we have a special bond with them — the answers are not simple.
This piece is not about the carbon footprints of pets — I deliberately leave that out. This is about biodiversity and ecosystems and what happens when you unleash a species into them that has an unfair advantage through continued human support. Read it here