Birding-Aus] feral cats and immigration (The Age)

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Subject: Birding-Aus] feral cats and immigration (The Age)
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 18:44:17 +1000
On the one hand, Franklin seems to have cherry-picked feral cats as the focus for "intolerance". There are hundreds of other invasive species wreaking havoc around the world that are not viewed with "pity" by the local societies.

Actually, I think a major flaw in Franklin's thesis is the lack of empirical evidence linking a dislike of feral cats with social intolerance. Simply put, he does not cite any attitudinal research that indicates that people who want to control feral cats are more intolerant than people who want them to thrive.

On 08/01/2013, at 6:04 PM, Ross Macfarlane wrote:

My brother just pithily suggested that when the immigrants start eating us, Professor Franklin may have a point.

-----Original Message----- From: Graeme Stevens
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 12:10 PM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Birding-Aus] feral cats and immigration (The Age)

Gosh - I must have missed the scientific evidence that "exonerates" the feral cat!
I bet he has a beaut social metaphor for Cane Toads as well?

One doesn't know whether to laugh or cry!

I used to think that to become a "Professor" one would need a modicum of discipline and rigour in one's published work. Obviously not in Tassie.
Graeme Stevens

Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:51:55 +1000
Subject: [Birding-Aus] feral cats and immigration (The Age)

To put it impolitely, this might be the biggest load of crap this side of a dysentery epidemic:


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