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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

May 21, 2018 Ronda Hightower
May 21, 2018 Richard Colton
May 21, 2018 Karen Tulley
May 20, 2018 ki paul
May 20, 2018 Joann Clawson It's not their fault. It's the fault of ppl who leave unfixed cats behind or outside.
May 20, 2018 Brandi Greene
May 20, 2018 Brittany Frando
May 20, 2018 Hannah Romaine
May 20, 2018 Donna Wilson
May 20, 2018 Carrie Swank
May 19, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 Ray Kowalski
May 19, 2018 Reidun Carstens
May 19, 2018 Dorothy Palmer Please stop killing the cats. Instead trap them and get them fixed!
May 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) Save the cats! Trap, neuter and release!
May 19, 2018 Claudia Frosch
May 18, 2018 Ella Mccahy Feral cats are caused by human behaviour. We abandon the cats and they try to survive. They hunt for their food like any other animal. That doesn't give the Government the right to kill them.
May 18, 2018 Barb Breese
May 18, 2018 Margery Hughes
May 18, 2018 alan harper
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Kim Korellis
May 18, 2018 sylvia sutherland
May 18, 2018 Maria Ann Correale
May 18, 2018 Mona Boggio
May 18, 2018 Lynn Walker
May 18, 2018 Julanne Nowak
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Sheila Pedraza I ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฑ
May 17, 2018 Linda Bucklin
May 17, 2018 Megan Burkholder
May 17, 2018 Jennifer Perez
May 17, 2018 Ansena Drinkwater
May 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2018 Susan Prince
May 16, 2018 Bruce Nix
May 15, 2018 Selda Avman
May 15, 2018 Cynthia Murphy
May 15, 2018 Erica Munn
May 15, 2018 Audrone Jokubauskiene
May 15, 2018 Arline Hoskinson
May 15, 2018 Monica La Marfa
May 15, 2018 mary pasanen
May 15, 2018 Erika Zemmol
May 15, 2018 Elauna Patterson
May 15, 2018 Barbara McNeil
May 15, 2018 Kenneth Hall

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