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Old February 17th, 2016, 03:52 AM
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Australian plans to kill 2 million feral cats

'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) and suggest that the money could be better and more humanely spent on TNR or other programmes. Stiff penalties for those who abandon pets would be useful, too.



There are also many petitions online.

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Old February 19th, 2016, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for the info. I already found the petition. This is outrageous.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 03:53 AM
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Against Hawaii SB2450 aimed at killing feral cats "by any means"

There is a petition here: https://www.change.org/p/clarence-nishihara-glenn-wakai-immediately-put-an-end-to-hawaii-sb2450-aimed-at-killing-feral-cats-by-any-means?recruiter=2987580&utm_source=share_petition& utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_re sponsive&utm_term=mob-xs-share_petition-custom_msg&fb_ref=Default#petition-letter

‘There are many responsible colony caretakers providing humane population control of the species through TNRM (trap neuter return manage) I would urge you to support these responsible colony caretakers who have been doing the county's and state’s job for them for years by taking on the personal responsibility of controlling populations. It is humans that have created the over population of cats by being irresponsible owners and dumping, abandoning and casting off owned animals to become free roaming.’

Please consider contacting senators Nishihara and Wakai to state your opposition to the plans, and to give your support to TNRM programmes and penalties for those who abandon their pets.

Senator Clarence K. Nishihara can be contacted at sennishihara@capitol.hawaii.gov

and here: http://clarencenishihara.com/contact/

Senator Glenn Wakai can be contacted at senwakai@capitol.hawaii.gov



Edit: their twitter accounts

https://twitter.com/sennishihara


https://twitter.com/glennwakai

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Old February 24th, 2016, 03:13 PM
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What's going on with this awful "trend" of trying to get rid of animals in such a cruel way.
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(Please note these 2 threads were merged into 1 as the topic is the same. - Thx)
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Old February 29th, 2016, 04:04 AM
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Twitter accounts you could contact include:

https://twitter.com/greghuntmp

https://twitter.com/tscommissioner

https://twitter.com/envirogov

Emails include: ThreatenedSpeciesCommissioner@environment.gov.au

Greg.Hunt.MP@aph.gov.au

Greg Hunt can also be contacted through his site: http://www.greghunt.com.au/Contact/ContactGreg.aspx
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Old March 12th, 2016, 05:47 AM
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Right now, the lives of millions of Australiaís 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.

Huntís 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 itís 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 departmentís plan to kill millions of cats. Join us.
Sign the pledge and declare that you want the government to do better by our nationís cats.

http://getinvolved.alleycat.org/site...alia_Cats.html
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