“Alien Invasive Species”
The Polish Academy of Sciences maintains a database of invasive species, with over 1700 entries. Earlier this week, Felis catus — the domesticated house cat — was added to the list.
This, of course, has caused certain regions of the internet to lose their damn minds. We love cats; how could anyone call them such dirty names as invasive or alien?
Well: scientists. Sorry about that. Let me try to explain why this is accurate and helpful, not offensive or cruel.