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NZ farmer and his pest controller sit in front of a pile of domestic cats that they shot

New Zealanders accept the shooting and killing of DOMESTIC stray cats

NEWS AND VIEWS-NEW ZEALAND: A story on the stuff.co.nz website tells me in no uncertain terms that New Zealanders totally accept the shooting dead of stray DOMESTIC cats. These were owned cats that have been dumped by irresponsible cat owners. I suspect that many of them are microchipped. Nonetheless, the owner of Tunanui Station in …

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Mouse plague of Australia

Australia is killing all their feral cats and now they have a mouse plague

It is said that Australia’s out-of-control mouse plague could last for up to 2 years unless the government takes urgent action in giving farmers free poison which is an anticoagulant. The mice die of internal bleeding. The trouble is that the poison is dangerous to other wildlife. Trying to kill a specific animal with poison …

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Tasmanian sheep farmer

Tasmanian farmers are unnecessarily cruel to feral cats

Background Tasmania is an island state of Australia and sheep farming is a major component of Australia’s agricultural industry. The protozoan parasite toxoplasmosis is well known. The domestic and stray cat is the primary host. They shed Toxoplasma gondii oocysts for about eight days in faeces but the oocysts are durable and survive in the …

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