A good cat is a dead cat

First we must fatten the penguins….

Then we must motivate soccer players with our economic thoughts

Now Mad Morgan has a new mission – Kill the cats!

Top New Zealand economist Gareth Morgan is launching a campaign to eradicate domestic cats.

Dr Morgan has set up a website called Cats to Go, where he calls the animals sadists and natural-born killers that destroy native wildlife.

Now on this issue I agree with Gareth…cats are evil little creatures, especially feral cats.

– Upside is that girls with problems will have to treat their issue instead of having multiple cats to make them feel better. Remember the 3 cat rule..it must be strictly enforced to just one cat.

– Downside is that a mass cat extinction would reintroduce the bubonic plague through massive rat population growth!

– No guarantee that a mass cat extinction would cause bird populations to grow if the rat population grew too. You are simply replacing an apex predator in that food chain with loads more predators lower down the chain (and a more unhygenic and indiscriminate one at that).

You would have though he might have said “Kill all the feral cats!” but he actually seems determined to kill the domesticated ones too.

Not that I care, I’m a dog lover and don’t really like cats much, but I wonder whether Morgan has issues himself. Given his wealth and his disposition about doing nice things, couldn’t he have simply paid for ten thousand cat collars with a bell on each, which would have warned native birds that a cat was near?

The sound of little bells tinkling through the suburbs and native bushes on the fringes of Wellington would have been known as “Morgan Music”.

Bonus Photo: A Cat for Gareth. Shot this season, but got hung in the tree so the dogs couldn’t retrieve it.

A cat for Gareth


Send in your dead cat photos and I will post them for Gareth…to show that Whaleoil readers are doing their bit.

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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.