Good point Ian, feral cats have an extremely wide range of prey species and
I'm not sure that the Night Parrot is more important than other
Of course, it could be argued that Cane Toads are doing more to reduce
biodiversity than feral cats and, while I think it is important to tackle
the cat menace, it shouldn't be at the expense of tackling the toad menace.
You're right though, as a group we should be working on getting something
done about cats, toads, foxes, and all the other issues that are
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Ian Boyd <> wrote:
> It is a pity that it takes the slaughter of a Night Parrot by a feral cat
> to get some people up in in arms baying for action.
> Whether it is the death of Night Parrot or a Peaceful Dove, I feel it is
> well passed time that a concerted effort by the birding world be made to
> kick the ‘powers to be’ into action re the out of control feral cat
> problem. Hopefully, some of the vocal deep thinkers out there could guide
> us ordinary every birders into ways we can establish some positive action.
> Postings on Birding-Aus and blogs etc would not even cause a ripple. What
> can we do and how can we do it. Rather than rhetoric, let’s be pro-active
> and get something moving before it is too late; not only for the Night
> Parrot but for those little beauties that frequent my backyard.
> Ian Boyd
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