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Tell the Australian Environment Minister, Greg Hunt and Gregory Andrews, the country's first Threatened-Species Commissioner to stop killing feral cats!

Australia has declared "war" on feral cats. The federal government plans to kill 2 million feral cats by 2020.[1] They claim the feral cats are to blame for native small mammal species becoming close to extinction. Cats are predators and excellent hunters but that cannot be held against them. It is their instinct just like any other animal to find food to sustain life.

All of Australia's states and territories have agreed to list feral cats as "pests." The government is planning on "unleashing every weapon in its arsenal" to kill over 2 million feral cats. On top of that they are providing $5 million to community groups for foot soldiers. The bulk of the government funding for the plan will go to administering the culls, which will involve baiting, shooting or poisoning feral cats.[2] This is NOT the most humane or effective solution!

Trap, neuter and release(TNR) is the best way to handle overpopulation. This method humanely traps cats, then they are spayed or neutered, and then returned to their colony. TNR is cost-effective and an efficient way of lowering the feral cat population. A study done by University of Central Florida found a reduction of 85% of the cat population over 11 years with TNR. [3] TNR helps maintain the ecological balance of predator and prey. If all the cats are removed then the prey will be overpopulated. The large increase in prey population can devastate the vegetation and other species of the area. A gradual decline in the number of feral cats with TNR will allow the prey population to increase slowly and maintain balance in the local ecosystem.

Australia has one of the worst extinction records in the world with 1,800 species listed as under threat. That is not all because of feral cats. Let us not forget humans and our impact on their environment and resources.

Sign now to tell Australia to adopt TNR to reduce the number of feral cats. The best way to preserve native small mammal species and feral cats can be a humane solution where both co-exist. Killing one species to preserve another is not ethical.

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To Australia's Threatened-Species Commissioner the Australian Environment Minister

The war on feral cats needs to end now and you need to resort to a humane option! Feral cats are innocent animals and killing them is wrong. There is a humane method you can try to help control the number of feral cats.

War should always be a last resort and should never be declared on animals. Trap-Neuter-Return is a method that will reduce the number of cats while not resorting to killing them. It is the most ethical and humane option. There are many studies that prove it works.

Cats are natural predators and cannot be killed for doing what comes natural to them. They are only trying to sustain life. I urge you to change your method to TNR and save countless cats.

Australia does not want to be known as the cat killing country. They deserve to live. Killing one species to preserve another is not ethical.

Thank you for your swift and prompt action on this.

Petition Signatures

Feb 24, 2018 Anellysa Campos
Feb 24, 2018 nestor berazategui
Feb 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2018 Cheryl Duncan
Feb 24, 2018 Sara Bakker
Feb 24, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Feb 24, 2018 Julie Schuster
Feb 24, 2018 Matteo Sisti
Feb 24, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 24, 2018 Chris White
Feb 24, 2018 Susana Soares
Feb 24, 2018 Marie Colette Chevrier
Feb 24, 2018 Tamara Weatherly
Feb 24, 2018 Dyan GIbson
Feb 24, 2018 Cristina Tirelli
Feb 24, 2018 Maria Tomar
Feb 24, 2018 Jim Spooner
Feb 24, 2018 Tangi Trilles
Feb 24, 2018 Syz Baumann
Feb 24, 2018 Ronald Tanguy
Feb 24, 2018 Fiora Nielsen
Feb 24, 2018 Nicolette Stan
Feb 24, 2018 William Schultz
Feb 24, 2018 Jacqueline Deuel-Sagaert "TVNR". Trap, Vaccinate, Neuter and Release. It has worked for South Florida and many other parts of the U.S.. Allowing spayed or neutered cats back into the population keeps the rodent population under control especially disease.
Feb 24, 2018 Ivan Duran
Feb 24, 2018 David McElhose
Feb 24, 2018 Gemma Blythe
Feb 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2018 Tatiana Yasmin They deserve to live. Animals aren't ours to hurt or kill them!! Australia has one of the worst extinction records in the world! SHAME ON YOU AUSTRALIA
Feb 24, 2018 irva andersen If the price of getting a cat spade or neutered was cheaper more people could get their PETS FIXED!!! THANK YOU very much!!
Feb 24, 2018 thomas wegner
Feb 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2018 Monica Rodriguez
Feb 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2018 Martha Soto
Feb 24, 2018 Amanda Bouvier
Feb 24, 2018 chantal bieri
Feb 24, 2018 Francine Gallart
Feb 24, 2018 Sharon Ralston
Feb 24, 2018 Jennifer Clemente
Feb 24, 2018 Susan Kelland
Feb 24, 2018 Dani Gamez
Feb 24, 2018 chris Thomann
Feb 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop killing cats!
Feb 24, 2018 Paula McCarthy
Feb 24, 2018 Carla Simoni
Feb 24, 2018 Vincenzo Taffoni
Feb 24, 2018 Sabine Kensbock
Feb 24, 2018 Elena Locatelli

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