Re: Cats in Gloucester

Subject: Re: Cats in Gloucester
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 13:31:48 +1100

No cats, only 2 dogs, no chickens, up to 12 aviary birds..  This is
because we have been pushing for protection for our town cemetery family
of Grey-crowned Babblers who forage in this area, and it is the second
time the Council have made a decision that favours the birds.

Ordinarily I'd be saying good on Gloucester Council but I can't see the rationale in some of their limitations.  No chickens?  Since when was keeping chooks a threat to native birds, let alone Grey-crowned Babblers?  The limitation on aviary birds is another one where someone obviously thought this is a good idea but probably had no idea why they thought it a good idea.  If they were really serious about the babblers they would have banned dogs as well rather than just limiting numbers.  Better still they wouldn't put a subdivision on top of them!


David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
Department of Environment & Conservation
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
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