Feral Cat Kills Night Parrot

To: Greg Roberts <>
Subject: Feral Cat Kills Night Parrot
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:11:49 +1100
Sad news, Greg. It is about time our Federal and State Governments bit the 
bullet and introduced a biological control method for cats. Certainly some pet 
moggies will be collateral damage, but a vaccine could be developed for 
domestic use, as in the vaccine used to protect domestic rabbits from 
calicivirus. If such a control measure is not introduced, we may as well give 
up on species such as the Night Parrot, as shooting and baiting only affects 
the tip of the iceberg and as a control measure, they are like incontinence in 
a dark suit.

Before I get flamed, I would like to say that I am a cat lover, but do not keep 
a cat on environmental and moral grounds.

Carl Clifford

> On 17 Feb 2015, at 12:37 pm, Greg Roberts <> wrote:
> In a seriously disturbing development, a feral cat has killed an
> endangered Night Parrot in south-west Queensland.
> See here for more:
> Greg Roberts
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