The only good cat is a dead cat

Oh look another cause for people to moan about…saving some big pussy cats.

Receivers have rejected claims they are making a legal bid to put down dozens of endangered big cats at Zion Wildlife Gardens.

The Northland wildlife park was placed into liquidation in August after the High Court at Whangerei found it could not pay debts said to be more than $100,000.

The fate of the 36 big cats at the park was to be decided in the High Court next month, but receivers Rabobank have since applied for an urgent hearing in the High Court at Auckland tomorrow.

Evgeny Orlov, lawyer for park operator Patricia Busch, claimed the move was an attempt to euthanise the park’s 36 remaining big cats.

Receiver and PwC Partner Mr Colin McCloy this afternoon said the hearing was about supporting a potential sale that would preserve the park and the welfare of its animals.

 Lucky I’m not the receiver, those cats would be dead already.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.