Feral cats - an export market?

To: Carl Clifford <>
Subject: Feral cats - an export market?
From: Charles <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:03:04 +1100
Hi Carl,

True in some regards. A friend of mine from Myanmar likes to eat cat (and can't 
stand eating lamb - hates the smell).

Cats are very hard to catch.

They are every where.

I saw a very large black feral cat last August (2014) near the famed 
Golden-shouldered parrot site near Musgrave Roadhouse.

As you know the GSP is primarily a ground feeder.

I've seen feral cats at most of my favourite bird watching sites across 
Australia (from Nightcap NP to Cape York to Fitzgerald River NP).

I spoke with a guy from Northern Queensland last week who said he uses them for 
bait in crab nets. They are excellent bait he said.

This approach to cull them is the best I've seen for a while, see link below:

Charles Hunter
Bronte, Sydney

> On 18 Feb 2015, at 6:29 pm, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
> Cat meat is quite popular in parts of Asia and there is a good market for cat 
> fur in China and Korea. Perhaps there is a chance for Australian 
> entrepreneurs to not only take advantage of these markets and help the 
> control. After all, just shooting the cats and leaving the carcasses where 
> they fall only gives other cats a free meal.
> Just a thought.
> Carl Clifford
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