We don’t need to kill cats and rats to stop extinctions; humans need to stop breeding instead

The human disease

I’m going to say the politically incorrect. I’m going to talk about social engineering which you should never do but which you have to talk about at some time. Doing the rounds on the Internet yesterday and today is a … please continue reading

Australian farmers and hunters shot an estimated 158,000 feral cats in one year

Queensland culled feral cats

As part of Australia’s Threatened Species Strategy farmers and hunters shot around 75% of the total estimated number of feral cats killed in 12 months in 2015-16. The total conservative estimated figure is 211,500 feral cats killed in that year. … please continue reading

Disturbing fake letter claiming City Council is conducting a feral cat eradication program

Fake Feral cat eradication program distributed to residents of Townsville, Australia.

Townsville, Australia: somebody has distributed a fake letter through the letterboxes of residents claiming that the city council is carrying out a feral cat baiting and trapping program on Bushland Beach. The letter states that because there is no room … please continue reading

Feral cats preying on Leadbeater’s possum; balanced headlines required

Feral cat hounding a Leadbeater's possum

We need balanced headlines on the story about feral cats preying on the rare and endangered Leadbeater’s possum, a tiny creature living in ‘tall wet forests of Victoria’s Central Highlands’. Phys.org leads with a disturbing headline ‘Evidence that feral cats … please continue reading