Gareth Morgan wants cats dead…so do I…especially feral cats.
His latest call though is already being done with an outcry recently in Auckland about cats being dispatched after trespassing in a wildlife reserve on Whangaparaoa peninsula.
Lock up your moggies if you live near a sensitive wildlife area, or they could be put down – that’s the latest suggestion from Gareth Morgan’s environmental group in its bid to stop cats harming native birds.
Geoff Simmons from the Morgan Foundation made the suggestion in a submission on Wellington City Council’s biodiversity management strategy.
He said the strategy’s plan to manage predators that had an impact on native wildlife was for the most part “fantastic”.
However, there was a “glaring omission” around the issue of cats.
Mr Simmons suggested any cats found wandering around sensitive wildlife areas, where birds would breed, should be humanely trapped and returned to their owners.
If the cat was not microchipped, it would be dropped off to the SPCA where it would be re-homed or euthanised. Read more »