Hunting would be only one of a number of control measure that would have to be
used. A single pest control method is never completely successful. Also any
feral cat control program can never completely eradicate the species in a land
mass the size of Australia. Somewhere the size of Macquarie Island, yes,
I don't think that there there will be any problem with cat levels becoming
that unsustainable, what with the number of new individuals added to the
breeding stock each day by the actions of misguided people.
> On 19 Feb 2015, at 12:52 am, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> If that poisoning method is more selective then great. I don't know if
> exporting is a good idea though. Apart from the outcry, any hunting that
> generates profit is likely to either fizzle out when density gets low, or
> encourage people to breed more of them instead of hunting.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
>> On 18 Feb 2015, at 10:07 pm, Charles <> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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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