This information poster was part of a story published in The Conversation as One cat, one year, 110 native animals: lock up your pet, it’s a killing machine.
We can’t blame the cat species, for doing what cats do. We can apportion blame and therefore sheet home responsibility to the human species for having introduced cats to the Australian ecosystem in the first place, and ever since, not considering wildlife more important than cats when it comes to implement-ing control measures. In any hierarchy of needs surely native wildlife should have a much higher priority than cats, be they domestic or feral.
There needs to be more support for regulatory officers who are actively witnessing the harm caused by domestic cats allowed to roam free.
MMM … Issue 24, November 2021