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Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cats, protection, environment )

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New Zealand businessman Gareth Morgan has proposed ridding his country of cats to save native birds. He says euthanasia of cats "is an option." He claims cats are natural born killers; and perhaps they are and do a service ridding New Zealand of invasive

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Tania Koshman (7)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:22 am
noted and signed

Joe R (190)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:10 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

penny C (88)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:33 am

Alison A (244)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:34 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Teresa W (782)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:36 am
noted and signed

Kit B (276)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:50 am

We can not say this is not getting it's due attention. Ultimately we do know what a CAT Ban really means.

signed and tweeted.

Carol B (409)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:55 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:23 am
Noted and signed.

Christeen A (448)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:42 am

Victoria P (111)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:50 am
Signed with thanks

Jill Vickerman (416)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:56 am
Why do some people kill anything that either doesn't suit them or gets in their way...most bird lovers dont like cats, but cats are not killing birds just to anger Mr Morgan and other cat lovers, they are mainly killing birds because otherwise they will die of starvation. I have a band of feral cats, and i also have more birds in my garden than ive ever seen in anyone elses garden, if the cats are fed , then they wont wipe out the bird population, of course the cats must be sterilized, that goes without saying.
humans are far more efficient at wiping out a population of birds or animals than any cat is anyway, look at the extinction list.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:57 am
sorry i meant bird lovers...not cat lovers...I got carried away!

Amy E (66)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:01 am

naomi cohen (55)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:06 am
jill said it all. feed the cats, save the birds. signed. thank you, cher.

Elizabeth O (94)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:43 am

Julie E (417)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:50 am
I don't think this is going to happen. Some people need to try and stir up the pot any way they can for attention. Noted and signed. Shared.

. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:53 am
done. Killing seems to be the quick fix solution to all. Why not look into all the pesticides being used, before these poor cats are rounded up and put to death. Totally sickening..........

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:27 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:46 am
This is one of those odd occasions that rises every now and then when animal rights and environmental concerns conflict. Cats are not native to New Zealand; they were brought there by people. As such then, they can only be seen as an invasive, alien species that threatens the native wildlife of New Zealand. It seems doubtful that anyone would suggest that the cats have more of a right to exist than do the native species of New Zealand, many of which are already endangered. There should be strict regulations enforced to require cat owners to keep their pets indoors.

As for feral cats in the wild, I honestly don't know what can be done to save them, given the threat that they do represent to native species. Perhaps some organization can conduct a massive round up and sterilization drive as well as arrange the building of a facility to care for all the feral cats caught. This, of course, will take a great deal of funding. Extermination is far more economical and efficient, but people who care about saving these animals should organize and fund a a facility that could remove them from the natural areas before any more harm comes to New Zealand's native species or to cats.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:51 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:57 am
Noted and signed Cher :-0 Tnx

Elizabeth Aldam (278)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:04 am
noted and signed with flaming comment.

Thomas P (280)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:14 am
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

Gudrun D (447)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:29 am
Signed - thanks Cher.

Malgorzata Zmuda (194)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:16 pm

Lisa N (206)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:45 pm

Lisa, You signed on January 29, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Ms Andrea Stewart, Development Manager- Minisrty of Foriegn Affairs and Trade

Carol H (229)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:07 pm
signed and noted

Barbara K (60)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:43 pm
S & N, thanks my friend.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:00 pm
S&n thx:))

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:21 pm

Natalie V (27)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:21 pm
noted, already signed

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (42)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:35 pm
Signed . Thanks

Ellen G (325)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:06 pm

Sherri Martin (78)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:12 pm
Signed and shared....

Rock H (254)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:24 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Kim O (396)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:24 pm
Signed and noted!

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:40 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thank you

wendy cornah (16)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:48 pm

Irene Leggett (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:01 pm
Why don't we start by exterminating one of the most invasive species of all, namely mankind itself? We far outwiegh any other species that 'feeds' on other species, what or who gives US the right to chosse who lives and who dies? Why do the media even listen and glorify such self-seeking, five-minutes-of fame morons such as this man?

Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:11 am
Thank you!

Naoko i (264)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:17 am
Noted, signed and shared on FB.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:55 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:09 am

Yvonne F (180)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:19 am
Signed!!! Although, cats are actually a problem for birds and other small animals in the wild, but there must be a way of solving the problem without banning cats or kill them! Thanks Cher

Naoko i (264)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:12 am
In Japan, feral cats attack rare birds and foxes on Ogasawara Islands (bidding for UNESCO World Heritage Site) and are thought to be threatening the habitats. But, instead of "getting rid of" those cats, a non-profit organization has been capturing them and finding new homes.

Naoko i (264)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:17 am
And another news reporting about the program to capture and tame the feral cats, then give hew home.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:17 am
noted + signed

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:42 pm
Armand, You signed on January 30, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Ms Andrea Stewart, Development Manager- Minisrty of Foriegn Affairs and Trade

Sandi C (96)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:41 pm

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 2:32 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:29 am
Olivia, You signed on January 30, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Ms Andrea Stewart, Development Manager- Minisrty of Foriegn Affairs and Trade

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:58 am

Kimberly B (87)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 11:19 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Cristina M (137)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:16 am
This man is an imbecile and a moron and it will never happen. I live in NZ and nobody takes him serious BUT I must say must cat owners are very irresponsible here, cats live outside their houses must of the times because people don't like to have litter trays inside. If you can't handle the little don't have a kitty!

Fran SiteIssues F (119)
Friday February 1, 2013, 6:41 pm
It is hypocritical and stupid to advocate banning and killing cats yet refuse to consider the severe threat to birds and other native species from habitat loss, agribusiness and pesticides. So this man cares apparently cares nothing about birds and their habitat, but is merely using them as a pretext to kill cats. Signed and noted. Thanks Cher, and thanks to Cristina for your comments!

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:37 am
Noted and signed.

alicia m (97)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:53 am
noted, signed, gracias

Yulan Lawson (156)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:02 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Michela M (3964)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:06 pm

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