Re: Savannah Cat Legal Status

To: "'Carl Clifford'" <>, "'Robert Inglis'" <>
Subject: Re: Savannah Cat Legal Status
From: "Gregory Little" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:19:28 +1000
Gooday all

These cats are a different size and likely to harbour different hunting
behaviours to the usual feral cat. While there may be a few "registered"
breeders who sell "only" desexed kittens, but how long will that last,
really, lets get real. We had a whole Government department in South
Australia that accidentally let a virus loose to kill rabbits, not so
bad, but we also had a whole department that let a horse virus out too.
How long before some so called registered cat breeder, who probably does
not care about the environment, accidentally lets one of these cats
loose. Then there is a whole new set of genes in the feral cat
population. Just do not let em in. Wake up.

Greg Little

Greg Little - Principal Consultant
General Flora and Fauna
PO Box 526
Wallsend, NSW, 2287, Australia
Ph    02 49 556609
Fx    02 49 556671

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Carl Clifford
Sent: Friday, 13 June 2008 8:06 PM
To: Robert Inglis
Cc: Birding-Aus
Subject: Re: Savannah Cat Legal Status


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
> impacts [of savannah cats] are pretty much the same as for a normal
> 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?
> Also..........
> 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
> are............history?
> 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!
> Cheers
> Bob Inglis
> Sandstone Point
> Qld
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