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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

Jun 25, 2018 julie huynh
Jun 24, 2018 Tom Fitzsimmons
Jun 22, 2018 Eva DeRoche
Jun 22, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jun 22, 2018 Julie Siu Not only is culling cats cruel, but it does not reduce the population long term
Jun 21, 2018 Carol Smith
Jun 20, 2018 Wendy Lukowitz
Jun 20, 2018 Patricia Weidner
Jun 20, 2018 MARIA VEIGA
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 Carolyn Swan A very rude awakening Australia! We are cat lovers... PLEASE Trap, Neuter, Release feral cats NOW!
Jun 19, 2018 Lucy Clarke
Jun 19, 2018 Susan Whitsell
Jun 19, 2018 Lori spears
Jun 19, 2018 Sarah Barrett
Jun 19, 2018 Ceci D
Jun 19, 2018 Jeannie Dinning
Jun 19, 2018 Stasia Todd
Jun 19, 2018 Morgan MsM
Jun 19, 2018 Lorraine Pocchiari This is a disgrace! This MUST STOP! Cruel & Inhumane! What's wrong with these people! Please stop this practice!!
Jun 19, 2018 L. Helaudais
Jun 19, 2018 Krista Sanders
Jun 19, 2018 Nataly Tuchapska
Jun 19, 2018 Penny Geo
Jun 19, 2018 Lisa Coley This was all so unnecessary .. if Australia had implemented a large fine for pet owners with unfixed cats, you would not only save money, but humanely deal with the issue. Poisoning any animal is greatly inhumane, and not worthy of our moral compass.
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 Erin Faz These animals are innocent and it isn’t there fault that lazy people don’t get them spayed or neutered. This is a lazy and cruel solution for people that have no regard for life.
Jun 19, 2018 karen bradbury
Jun 19, 2018 paul rucker
Jun 19, 2018 Jack Martin
Jun 19, 2018 Hilary Gotham The civilised world is watching.
Jun 19, 2018 Curtis Tomlin
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 Edgar Locklear
Jun 19, 2018 Melissa Randall
Jun 19, 2018 Joanna Feflie
Jun 19, 2018 Heidi McInnis
Jun 19, 2018 michael moore
Jun 19, 2018 J Freeman
Jun 19, 2018 janice farmer
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 Lin Sunseri
Jun 18, 2018 Martha Auerbach
Jun 18, 2018 Terrence McKelvey
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Darlene Ray
Jun 18, 2018 Kate Anderson TNR is cost effective and efficient. Culls are inhumane
Jun 18, 2018 Victoria Bas Stop this cruelty now
Jun 18, 2018 Allison Kleon There are humane ways to control the feral cat population and they should always be considered before taking any action that actively harms living beings.

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