Radio interview with the Threatened Species Commissioner of Australia,truly a eyeopener.Australia’s current situation should be a warning for every country who has feral cats.
Feralcats cover 99.8% of Australia and have been mauling our marsupials to death. Each feral cat devours at least 1,000 Australian animals per year. Yesterday I had a yarn with Wendy Harmer from ABC Sydney about the ambitious #ThreatenedSpecies Strategy target I am implementing to cull 2 million #FeralCats by 2020 to save our remarkable Australian animals from #extinction. We are one year into this three year program. 211,000 #FeralCats were culled last year. And many species trajectories are already turning for the better. Wendy was appalled to learn of death threats I’ve had from people who love #FeralCats. While I agree that it is totally not OK to threaten people with violence and death, these threats have personally strengthened my resolve to ramp up our efforts to control #FeralCats. I’m more committed than ever to supporting Australians who are tackling #FeralCats. It would be inhumane for us not to act. Accepting that #FeralCats belong in Australia would be like removing citizenship and choosing #extinction for the bilby, numbat, mala wallaby and another 121 native Australian animals. Tackling #FeralCats is humane, effective and justifiable. Thanks Wendy Harmer and our ABC for getting the message out. Here’s our yarn. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/mornings/cat-cull/8285782ABC News 24 ABC News Invasive Species Council PestSmart
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