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Australia to kill 2 million cats by 2020

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Australia has a cat problem — and it's not of the domesticated variety. According to the New York Times, there are between two and six million feral cats living on the continent. Officials are using sausages with an ingredient that is poisonous for cats to combat the issue.

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Although they look like household cats and might even meow like household cats, these animals display completely different behavior patterns, experts say. According to CNN, the feral cats prey on Australia's natural species."They are the single biggest threat to our native animals and have already directly driven into extinction 20 out of 30 mammals lost," Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews told the Sydney Morning Herald.
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Do you think killing the cats is the right solution?
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What happens when another animal eats the poisoned cat. This is just awful. Trap neuter and release. The population will decrease naturally.
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There's overpopulation with humans!
Humans are dangerous, they kill everything including the planet were living on. Whats to be done about that???
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What happens when another animal eats the poisoned cat. This is just awful. Trap neuter and release. The population will decrease naturally.
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I’ll never visit Australia. You made this happen and now it’s the cats faults.
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Australia doesn't have a cat problem! Humans are the cause of this and cats are the scapegoats. When pushed to produce evidence, no-one can produce reliable population statistics for either threatened species or for the cats. One or two individuals who have the gall to refer to themselves a"environmental scientists" are driving this crazy, tragic scheme.
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That’s terrible to make poor animal suffer. Spend the money on neutering them instead of sausages and poison - humanity
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This solution is horrible!!! There is another way !!
See below how to provide a place for them which is safe for all If it can be done there, why not in Australia
*****Contact https://cats.pawpulous.com/2017/10/31/to find out how to proceed!!!
Your way is terribly cruel!!!
Stop this animal cruety NOW!!! See BELOW for another way please !!!
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https://cats.pawpulous.com/2017/10/31
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Feral cat is an absolute machine . Ever tried too handle one ? It’ll bite you too the bone. Sorry!! They have too be managed and controlled get real. Anything else they actually starve too death in our NZ autumn. Still feeling good ?
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Okay. While poison is bad. Over a million feral cats (they define feral cats differently than strays.) that they know of.... it's not just people releasing cats they no longer want. They're descendants of cats that came on cargo and prison ships. They do not interact with humans and to redomesticate those cats would take years. Australia has done it's best to make people aware that they need to spay and neuter their pets. Even if they were to TSNR as many as they can find. The feral cats are still killing ENDANGERED SPECIES. Feral Cats are one of the causes wiping out species of birds especially flightless birds and lizards. Not just there but it's a problem in the US as well. Yeah poison is bad and while nature will take it's course with a TSNR which they did do. Any species of bird or lizard left would still be wiped out by that population before it can dwindle. So yeah poison is bad. Very bad and 1080 is low on the chain of humane poisons at a 6. I can think that the Australian government did it's best to manage the population in a humane way but you're talking about an animal that for every 1 cat spayed/neutered there's a batch of 4+ kittens being born. 3xs a year. One single female cat could have over a 100 kittens before the end of their life.
And before you go""mankind is a disease."" No freaking duh but hey... nature has a way of dealing with overpopulation it's just a matter of time. It's why there's carnivores for herbivores and diseases we can't cure.
https://www.ava.com.au/policy/132-management-cats-australia
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