Scientists rally to keep out 'supercats'

To: "Baus" <>
Subject: Scientists rally to keep out 'supercats'
From: "Graham Turner" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:13:50 +1000
Clearly the feral population presents an almost impossible problem
without some breakthrough in elimination technology

It is possible the solution is available. I remember years ago Harry Butler being suggesting, and being abused for suggesting that feline 'flu be introduced into Australia ( See This would only be done after it was checked to see if native species would also be susceptible.

The theory was that you would get your cat vaccinated when you got it registered, thus reducing its chances of catching the 'flu. Of course wild / feral animals would not be vaccinated and the population would be vastly reduced.

Haven't heard this suggested again.

Graham Turner, who still admits to owning a cat.

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