Gareth Morgan on fire today, now he is smacking up the SPCA


Gareth Morgan has said two sensible things today. First he smashed up the anti-progress green taliban and now he is smashing up the SPCA.

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 ).

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. 

Cats are evil.

The number of farmers and ordinary citizens who have contacted me since we raised this issue of the cat-mad failing to be responsible, is overwhelming. Quietly and determinedly these folk are destroying cats that are totally out of bounds. Meanwhile as a result if highlighting the reality around our-of-control domestic cats, the SPCA has intensified its advertising of “ pets free to good homes” – the reality being that more and more people realise that they are not in a position to be responsible cat owners. As a result the SPCA are sending cats to homes that are less and less responsible, more likely to dump cats and their litters and make the problem of wandering cats worse.

Politicians need to gather courage, find their spines and deal to this SPCA-inspired bunch of nutters. This is not rocket science – councils need to adopt the norm of other countries, citizens should be encouraged to cage trap cats that wander across their properties and hand them over to the pest control department of the local council. That department then applies a very simple test: if the cat is microchipped it goes back to the owner with a fine, otherwise it is zipped. We do this for dogs, so stop pussyfooting about and apply the same rules to cats.

A .17HMR or a shottie iron out cats effectively.

Cats and Kerridge are out of control, he is not concerned with prevention of cruelty, for him it’s all about his cats rights advocates taking over the SPCA. And the SPCA trustees around the country are too gutless to stand up to Bob, too pathetic to stare down the donations from the rich, cat mad benefactors who have left the SPCA legacies to “save lives” of cats and to hell with our native species and other people’s rights.


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  • Travis Poulson

    Like his other one today, a good article by Gareth Morgan. Sheep worrying dogs get shot, cats that kill chooks shoud be bound by the same rules. It is not acceptable to have a wandering dog, yet it is a cat. If it is trespassing, doesn’t have a collar and is killing birds/chickens/causing any kind of nuisance/disturbance on a property other than the one its owners live on, IT IS FAIR GAME.

    And before someone pulls the whole “oh but if I put a collar on it she/he might get snagged,and hang her/himself” stiff bloody shit. That’s your call as a cat owner.

    • Dave

      Hmmm Sheep worrying dogs, in politics the sheep worries everyone, even his own party FFS Travis.

      • Travis Poulson

        I’ve got some room in my freezer for some mutton.

        • Dave

          I wouldn’t bother with that mutton Travis, would prefer the greens Mung Beans to that old sheep. It has spent too many years at the same trough as Helen etal #poisinouswell

  • dyannt

    I have a 10 yr old tabby, and I love having him around. He spends most of the day sleeping on the couch, and a lot of the night sleeping on the end of our bed. He has a friable patch of ground somewhere in the back garden when he needs to dig and is kept within our boundaries by the territorial cats over our fences. As much as I love him, if he was injured or seriously sick ( likely to cost me heaps of dollars) he would be put to sleep at the vets. He is, after all, a cat, not a child.

    • I rather put down a Child…but each to there own…..

      • dyannt

        Well based on the number of children in NZ who seem to have their lives ended rather early, I would say there are quite a few people who would agree with you james.

  • Kendall

    I would love to post pics of the wild cats I control. 7mm RM at considerable distance does not leave much to take a picture of. Mind you these cats are bigger the most dogs that live north of the bombays. I’m sure my wild and native pigeons appreciate my work.

    • RightOfGenghis

      good work

  • Ronnie Chow

    From the SPCA website ..”All money raised through sales of items at your SPCA’s op shop goes to help your SPCA carry out their life-saving work in your community.”

    That is an untrue statement . Most of the money raised pays rent , utilities , wages , vehicles , fuel and administration .

    • Callum

      You do realise you only pay tax on profits right? Organisations like the SPCA generally don’t make a lot of profit….

      • Ronnie Chow

        G.S.T. ?

        • Callum

          GST is a CONSUMPTION tax that hits the end user. You don’t pay GST on money raised from the sale of donated items, but correspondingly you cannot claim GST on the items donated to you or related costs. Do some digging, educate yourself. Most charities are GST neutral or close to.

  • Travis Poulson
  • Col

    Ok, you can shoot a dog killing sheep etc, no fine and that’s a persons pet, but you can’t shoot a cat doing the same thing?
    Sounds racist to me?

  • Donovan Jackson

    Feral cats in New Zealand seem to behave a bit like most of the citizens of South Africa do.

  • Mediaan

    Shoot the neighbour’s cat, and you will be finished as future President of the Tennis Club. Way to discourage cats from your back yard is, “get a (territorial) cat”. I haven’t, but know it works well. “Get a dog” will work too, but involves more work and expense.

    I have a soft spot for them, having known some mighty cats. And that former famous black one that rode on the front tank of his Taranaki owner’s motor-cycle, wearing a red bandana … He should have been celebrated as a great New Zealander.

  • Cat control is urgently required in NZ. It is unacceptable in country of such unique and declining biodiversity continue allowing domestic cats to roam, harass and kill anything at all. Cats are human companions and belong with people.. indoors.

  • the SPCA deserves to be ‘smacked up’!. They have lost their mandate as a caring organization.They put cats first in any debate and argue native birds and lizards are simply cat food.