Australian plan to kill 2 million feral cats

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Australian plan to kill 2 million feral cats

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Re: Australian plan to kill 2 million feral cats

Post by parenthesis » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:55 am

'The Australian Government plans to kill over 2 million cats, with a $3.6m fund established to wipe colony cats off the face of the earth.

This high risk initiative includes a number of cat eradication programs including baiting, shooting, dogs, traps and nearly every method of killing known.'


If you object to this please consider contacting your local Australian embassy or consulate or, if you're Australian, your local authorities suggesting that funds could be better and more humanely used on TNR or other programmes. Stiff penalties for those who abandon their pets would be useful, too.

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Re: Australian plan to kill 2 million feral cats

Post by Mayday21 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:53 am

Parenthesis I agree re penalties for those who abandon cats as well as for those who don't castrate or spey ! Always cats get the bad publicity & it should be us humans. Feral cats in the outback are a problem with our native wildlife such as the Bilby - our Easter bunny substitute. And the feral cats can be huge! However I believe in compassionate euthanasia not baiting, shooting that's in humane but we're humans after all!! Vivian

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Re: Australian plan to kill 2 million feral cats

Post by parenthesis » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:39 am

Right now, the lives of millions of Australia’s cats are on the line.

In July 2015, Minister Hunt and the Department of the Environment announced plans to kill two million cats by 2020 in a misguided attempt to save wildlife. Habitat destruction not cats has caused dozens of species in Australia to go extinct and endangers many more. Rather than focusing on the hard work of protecting the bush, Mr. Hunt has waged war on cats.

Hunt’s plan is not only unsound, but also ineffective and inhumane. Cats cannot be eliminated through killing. Decades of failed attempts to wipe cats out have proven this. Surviving cats reproduce quickly and fill the void, otherwise known as the vacuum effect.

The plan will only cause cats to suffer and die needlessly, with little change in the cat population and no benefit to wildlife. And it’s not just the cats who will suffer. Poisons and barbaric traps are cruel and do not discriminate. Other species will be caught both literally and figuratively in the crossfire.

It is time for Australia to embrace ethical, sound, and proven methods. Leading Australian conservationists argue in favor of nonlethal means of protecting animals in the bush. In urban settings, the humane and effective approach is to de-sex alley cats and return them to their outdoor homes. When cats are de-sexed, populations stabilise and then decline.

Australians are banding together to ask Minister Hunt to end his department’s plan to kill millions of cats. Join us.
Sign the pledge and declare that you want the government to do better by our nation’s cats.



http://getinvolved.alleycat.org/site/Pa ... _Cats.html

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Re: Australian plan to kill 2 million feral cats

Post by MikeTrump1 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:46 am

I'll surely sign the pledge. This is so cruel. We must join hands in protecting our animals.

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