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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

Mar 23, 2018 Kimberly Wong-Hyde
Mar 22, 2018 Cristina daCruz
Mar 22, 2018 Barbara Mathes
Mar 22, 2018 Anita Kysor
Mar 22, 2018 Robyn Reichert
Mar 22, 2018 ioannis tsorvas
Mar 21, 2018 Kim DelMonico
Mar 21, 2018 colleen rodak
Mar 21, 2018 Gavin Bornholtz
Mar 21, 2018 annah jetha
Mar 21, 2018 Wendy Coleman Why kill so many innocent cats when the "Trap, Neuter and Return" is a sensible alternative.
Mar 21, 2018 Cathy Denis
Mar 20, 2018 Lisa philip It is up to humans to care for cats and prevent this from happening, not wait and then kill without mercy. Australia (I'm Australian) does this to not only cats.
Mar 20, 2018 Patty Currey
Mar 20, 2018 Maren Mitchell
Mar 20, 2018 Ash Rawal
Mar 20, 2018 Elke Rahn
Mar 20, 2018 brent avery
Mar 19, 2018 melissa harlan
Mar 19, 2018 CARMEN FEITO
Mar 19, 2018 Kristen Witt
Mar 19, 2018 Casey Phillips
Mar 19, 2018 Sabine Backhaus
Mar 19, 2018 Maria Arteaga
Mar 18, 2018 Lora Treadway
Mar 18, 2018 Diane Williams
Mar 18, 2018 Ana Suarez
Mar 17, 2018 Michael Collier
Mar 17, 2018 Elena Fowler
Mar 17, 2018 tore boissonneau
Mar 17, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 17, 2018 Vitor Costa
Mar 17, 2018 Dave Martin
Mar 17, 2018 Isabel Silva
Mar 17, 2018 Wendy Gaston
Mar 17, 2018 Marina Fastigi
Mar 17, 2018 Joan m Riley
Mar 17, 2018 Roslyn Riall
Mar 17, 2018 Marina Blagojevic
Mar 16, 2018 Virginia Johle
Mar 16, 2018 Amy Weaver
Mar 16, 2018 Jeffrey Meyers, MSc
Mar 16, 2018 Linda Hardeveld
Mar 16, 2018 Patti Mealy
Mar 16, 2018 Shirlie r Stratton Had once considered going to Australia . I will Never Go there after hearing this. This is barbaric.unnecessary animal cruelty. Cats absolutely can coexist . What makes them think their birds etc deserve life more than the cats?
Mar 16, 2018 elizabeth boroff
Mar 16, 2018 Louise Cotulla Killing feral cats is not the way to maintain ecological balance. TNR has been proven to work. Stop the war on feral cats!
Mar 16, 2018 Sara Diane Jones This is not right. It’s the balance of nature.
Mar 15, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
Mar 15, 2018 Karen Phylow

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