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Lies, Damned Lies and Cat Statistics

August 18th, 2010 08:02 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

spopepro writes “While un-captioned cats might be of limited interest to the /. community, I found this column on how a fabricated statistic takes on a life of its own interesting. Starting with the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) claim that the unsterilized offspring of a cat will ‘…result in 420,000 cats in 5 years,’ the author looks at other erroneous numbers, where they came from and why they won’t go away.”

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