Australia has gone totally gay

A feral cat killer is in the firing line in Australia after she posted photos with the dead moggies.

Cat killer or wildlife warrior?

That is the debate raging online after a Bendigo woman posed for a photograph alongside three cats she shot dead with a bow and arrow.

In the image posted to Facebook on Tuesday evening, Renee Sullivan is shown wearing camouflage and holding her weapon. The caption, “Today I managed to wait these guys out and get my first kill of species, 3 cats. One happy chappy,” accompanies the picture.

Ms Sullivan’s post caused a stir when circulated by other social media users, some of whom claimed the act was barbaric.

Others, however, argued the 20-year-old was performing a vital community service by culling the feral animal.

The Marong woman responded to her online critics, saying the cats would have grown up to be wildlife killers.

“They were born feral and remain feral, they had no chance at being domesticated,” she wrote on Facebook.

“There are many people who do this, I am not the only one.”

She also said their deaths were “instant” and more humane than biological controls.

Of course the wombles are out in force:

But RSPCA Victoria chief executive officer Liz Walker did not support the hunter’s view, explaining an arrow from even the most competent marksperson did not result in a humane death.

“When an animal is fatally shot with a bow, it can take several minutes for them to die and it will suffer severe pain over this period due to the high level of tissue trauma and damage to organs,” Dr Walker said.

So what, they are feral cats.

When contacted, Ms Sullivan said she hunted the animals on a friend’s private property where they posed a risk to newborn lambs.

Asked why she posed for a picture with her bounty, the self-described cat lover said: “If you don’t get a photo with an animal, you can’t claim it.”

I reckon there should be a scoring system and a prize for killing feral cats.

Good on this woman for doing a good public service.

 

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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.

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