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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 19, 2018 Shirley Rodgers They deserve to live on this Earth too! We can work together and figure this out!
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Feb 19, 2018 Vickie Haggard
Feb 19, 2018 William Insley
Feb 19, 2018 Chastity Abel
Feb 19, 2018 Tia Ja
Feb 19, 2018 Dana Graham
Feb 19, 2018 Robin Overbay
Feb 19, 2018 Traci Moreno
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Feb 19, 2018 Winfried Thoma
Feb 19, 2018 Elizabeth McLeod
Feb 19, 2018 Rebecca Dunne
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Feb 19, 2018 COLLEEN HUMPHRIES Feral cats deserve a chance to a good life. There is a solution.....
Feb 19, 2018 Mandie Masley
Feb 19, 2018 Dena Schwimmer
Feb 19, 2018 Vikram Seetharaman
Feb 19, 2018 Jonathan Ludwig
Feb 19, 2018 Martina Leclerc
Feb 19, 2018 Melanie Goodyear
Feb 19, 2018 Vane Castro
Feb 19, 2018 Robert Dorado
Feb 19, 2018 Beverly Taylor
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Feb 19, 2018 Stacey Wolfe
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Feb 19, 2018 Judith Mayhew
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Feb 19, 2018 Wendy Forster
Feb 19, 2018 Sean McCardle
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Feb 19, 2018 Jody Czech
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