Gareth Morgan loves the sound of his own voice, and he must be deaf too because he has a voice for print.
Nonetheless, he is banging on about cats again.
Wandering domestic cats are the biggest predator “by a mile” in urban areas, according to Gareth Morgan.
The key to changing that, could lie with a simple pest plan consultation in Manawatu.
The Horizons Regional Council put out its pest management plan for consultation in February, not expecting the response it got.
By the end of the month it received 94 submissions to the plan. Of that, 47 were specifically regarding feral cats and 45 of those were led by New Zealand businessman Gareth Morgan’s Morgan Foundation.
The majority of submissions were not actually from within the Manawatu region.
The submissions request a clear definition of feral cats as any cat without a microchip, collar or harness. They also ask Horizons to approach the government to develop national legislation.
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