“Cats kill birds and small animals. Lead poisoning kills some birds and animals.”.......
In particular the lead (.22 cal size) kills cats that come anywhere near my yard. I live in a very rural area and cats are often dropped off or wander into our area in search of “food”, they don’t last long.
Good to see somebody is protecting the innocent rats and mice from the mean cats on your property. And you never know when a pack of cats will attack a child.
LEAD bullets/shot are most often found in necropsies of the highly-endangered (and the otherwise long-lived) California Condor.
FERAL cats account for most other bird kills.
It was also a FERAL cat that attacked my supervisor's wife, after she left food for a FERAL cat family.