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Cat Baiting Trialled in Fight to Save Critically Endangered Western Ground Parrot

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, birds, parrots, endangered )

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Cat baits are being trialled in the latest bid to save Australia's critically endangered Western ground parrot. Cats are thought to be the major factor in the parrot's dramatic decline in numbers. The Western ground parrot is now only found in


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Natali m (85)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 12:08 pm
Hmmm... I would wonder whether there is no better solution than poisoning these cats ... what happens in the process, do the toxins cause excruciating pain and slow death? could they create a wild-like safe habitat for the parrots??

Lucie Barr (8)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 12:18 pm
Feral cats? Trap neuter release is one method. I understand that this endangered parrot is important and cats are abundant pretty much everywhere, but we can't just kill to save...that doesn't make sense!

Candi Ausman (69)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 12:39 pm
Eradicat is also known in the US as the dreaded Compound 1080, which kills wildlife and pets horribly.

ilja c (48)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 12:50 pm
Cute one. Did they try with castration?

Beth P (32)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 4:59 pm
Terrible !!! It has to be a slow and painful death.
Morons with no compassion!
I know that feral cats are a huge threat to Australia's wildlife,
but I can not agree with this!

gail dair (0)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 5:17 pm
Thanks Cher

Monica D (580)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 8:08 pm
This is a sad situation, where strong measures may be necessary to save a species. I think that it serves to highlight the importance of good biosafety measures, and the need for great care before introducing new species into an environment.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday June 25, 2010, 3:40 am
Sadly noted, TY Cher.
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