Bird breeder Gavin Wilkinson who humanely trapped a wandering cat that was killing his chickens, is to be applauded for destroying the cat, (See this 3 News Article http://goo.gl/qKTmR ).
We have a terrible hole in our legislation around wandering pets that do damage to our wildlife, destroy other people’s pets when they invade, and spread disease. The SPCA’s stance on defending the rights of cats to wander, kill, and spread disease is inexcusable and those truly concerned about cruelty need to demand that the SPCA returns to its core business – preventing cruelty, not championing Bob Kerridge and his unconditional love affair with cats.
On this matter of wandering cats causing mayhem, politicians are showing their normal cowardice and need to stand up and acknowledge that the law is an ass, people are having to take matters into their own hands and destroy cats that are out of control. 90% of cat owners are totally responsible and acknowledge their cats should be confined, but the 10% who are not, together with Bob Kerridge and this sad SPCA outfit need to be called to order. Their behaviour is not acceptable in a country that values private property rights and the rights of our wildlife not to be slaughtered. If these politicians don’t stand up and be counted then of course vigilante-type action will increase. It is a direct result of political negligence. Read more »
Gareth Morgan has written something that is actually quite sensible. He talks about the Denniston decision and why the green taliban will never be happy.
The Denniston Plateau deal shows that National and the mining industry have learned their lesson from their last attempt to mine on conservation land.
Sure, it was a tad cynical of the Government to make this latest decision the day before the rules on public notification changed. However, the basic thrust of the plan is sound: the money generated from harming one part of the conservation estate can be used to make the rest better.
Overall, if the Government’s plan comes off, we will be left with a better conservation estate. In a time of limited budgets and pressing conservation priorities, such deals make sense. Read more »
It appears people are getting Gareth’s message and starting their own cat eradication programmes in their own neighbourhoods. It has the cat fanciers understandably upset.
Gareth Morgan’s confused by the recent antics of cat advocates in the Bay of Islands.
Cat lovers in Paihia have been outraged by photos on Facebook of cats caught in a number of traps.
The group believes Gareth Morgan is to blame, following his spate of calls to get rid of stray felines.
They should have just ended the little shit’s misery right there and then.
The hunt is on for the owner of a Christchurch cat who impaled herself on a metal fence.
It seems there is going to be a huge cat lovin’ backlash on the way:
A small cruise ship in Akaroa will soon be home to almost 500 cat lovers and their feline friends.
Tourism operator Black Cat Cruises announced this morning it would host the International Cat Lovers Convention from April 1 to 4 next year.
“This is a serious business for people who love cats,” Black Cat Cruises managing director Paul Bingham said.
The convention would feature a range of seminars about cat yoga and cat physio.
Bingham said the company would host cat lovers on a small cruise ship that would soon be painted black.
“We expect lots of interest in the catwalk competition. It really will be a unique convention and will be a great boost for the town and region.
“Cat lovers are extremely dedicated to their hobby with many spending quite some time travelling to various cat shows and conventions throughout the world. To have their major annual convention in not only New Zealand, but in Akaroa, is a fantastic opportunity.”
Meh. If only.
Ok, so his technique may need some work, but isn’t 10 months jail more than a bit over the top?
A homeless man who bashed a ginger cat named Garfield to death with a large rock has been jailed for 10 months.
Judge David Saunders imposed the sentence on 44-year-old Adrian Paul Burton in the Christchurch District Court, after getting a psychological report showing there was no major mental illness.
Burton had admitted the charge of wilful ill-treatment of an animal, though he had considered defending the case because he believed the cat had been ill and he had euthanased it.
Gareth Morgan must have a goodly collection of dead cats to send to Labour:
To understand what has happened in Europe in the last week, we must borrow from the rich and fruity vocabulary of Australian political analysis. Let us suppose you are losing an argument. The facts are overwhelmingly against you, and the more people focus on the reality the worse it is for you and your case. Your best bet in these circumstances is to perform a manoeuvre that a great campaigner describes as “throwing a dead cat on the table, mate”. Read more »
Bloody hell, I don’t even know where to start. The article that I am about to pick apart piece by piece has almost left me beyond words….almost. It just goes to show you why intellect depleted vegans should stay off the internet, and out of other peoples business.
The following article is riddled with mistakes, bullshit, misinformation, ignorance and downright stupidity in regards to a pest at the centre of decades of controversy: the common brushtail possum. Chicago based journalist Rachel Gross (trained and skilled?) writing for The Atlantic who would feel more than at home at the Herald, has given her worthless empty thoughts towards a NZ problem.
And she doesn’t get off to a good start either. This is what a possum in NZ is meant to look like:
But here comes the slurry of incompetence, please bear with me because this is a long one. Some of the insanely stupid comments will be in bold text, but not all. That would incorporate the entire article. Read more »
Two games, two losses. At least Gareth Morgan has brought some consistency to the Hurricanes from the Phoenix.
Now holding a 0-2 record, Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett admitted he had a sorely dejected dressing room.
The Hurricanes were edged out 18-12 by the Reds in Brisbane.
Mistakes from both sides created a dour encounter, with Hurricanes skipper Conrad Smith left frustrated. Read more »