Cat Control

Subject: Cat Control
From: "inger vandyke" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 05:06:08 +0000

  For fear of opening up a whole new subject altogether.  Why are we
  still feeding cats fish from the ocean?  Surely there is an innovative
  captive breeder of carp (which eat any rubbish and live in fresh
  water) who can supply the cat food trade?  More carp to eat, less
  birds to die at the paws of hungry cats?  Maybe put a little less
  pressure on the food source of ocean birds?

  Just a thought...


From:  "Greg" <>
    To:  "Graham Turner" <>,"Baus"
    Subject:  Re: [Birding-Aus] Cat Control
Date:  Fri, 21 Jul 2006 14:46:46 +1000
    >Hi Graham,
    >You are certainly correct that cats are not the only human induced
    >pressure on our wildlife.  Cats are, however, harder to confine
    >dogs, and hunt solitarily.  Dogs are pack hunters.  The concept of
    >confining dogs to fenced areas is also much more common than
    >confining cats to enclosures.  That doesn't mean that dogs don't
    >kill wildlife but the cat problem is much greater.  The resouces
    >that go into feeding the millions of cats (and dogs) in Australia
    >would also have an environmental cost.
    >Greg Clancy

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