Re: Savannah Cat Legal Status

To: Robert Inglis <>
Subject: Re: Savannah Cat Legal Status
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:05:38 +1000

I personally think they are more of a threat to native wildlife due to their larger size. My comment on desexing meant that by being desexed, the chance of thir genetic make-up entering the gene pool of the feral cat population is pretty well zero. And also to prevent the genes being used by breeders who hadn't forked out the price for a stud animal As for desexed cats just slothing around, well that is a myth. A desexed cat is just as capable of killing wild life as an entire one.

As for missing out, well I think they are not missing much anyway.


Carl Clifford

Robert Inglis wrote:
Carl Clifford wrote (Fri, 13 Jun 2008 16:42:03 +1000):
"It seems that the authorities here regard the the potential ecological
impacts [of savannah cats] are pretty much the same as for a normal cat,
though I think they might be fooling themselves."

Carl, the threat seems the same to me, so, perhaps they aren't fooling
themselves after all?

I am a bit naive in regards to this topic but....
Does desexing a cat cause it to not be interested in hunting and killing or
does it only take its mind off sex?

I would have thought the hunting bits are still intact but the sex bits

After all, hunting is for food. Sex is for continuing the line.
Even if the creature is no longer interested in continuing the line it still might be interested in eating.
Or having a bit of gratuitous violent fun.

I have always thought that the basic purpose of "desexing" pet cats (and dogs) was to prevent them from going forth and multiplying, not necessarily to stop them from destroying native wildlife. Although.........there does seem to be a common belief that desexed cats (and dogs) spend their days simply lying around the house trying to work out what they are missing out on.

I'm with them there!


Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point

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