I love Cats, I prefer a cat over a dog any day. However in Australia the cat is the perfect killing machine. It is in their nature to kill. In Australia their are no real predators against them (except for people of course). The destruction cats have caused to the native population here is huge. Their are so smart and adapatable the wild life in Australia has no chance. I state again I love cats, however I do not like the destruction they cause. People who own cats in Australia should keep them indoors and have cat runs for them . It is the irresponsible people who dump cats in the bush and owners of cats who let their cats out of the house that are the problem.
You can not stop the basic nature of this animal to hunt and kill. It is that simple. It may not be liked the reality but it is true. When I had cats I was one of the stupid people who let their cats outside. I was at least 4 times a week given a bird or rat by my cat as a present to my back door. Then I started to realise myself if this is what a “well loved domesticated cat does in an urban area what are wild populations doing?”
Endangered animals in Australia especially the smaller kind are locked away in huge areas of land that has been cleaned of any feral animal behind fencing just to give the animals a fighting chance. The lengths to protect these animals from all foreign invaders is HUGE. I am not against Australia having cats. Owners of cats have a responsibility to keep them indoors. I not only want cats in Australia, I want all of the Flora and Fauna we have. But it means introduced species should be kept in check, as not to destroy the natural native eco system.
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