How a billion dogs, including our pets, are laying waste to wildlife

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

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