feral cats and immigration (The Age)

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Subject: feral cats and immigration (The Age)
From: "Paul" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 08:13:05 +1100
Except that people, in general, don't hate cows and sheep, but we get around their killing by calling their meat beef and lamb or mutton, to divorce it from the animal. I don't eat cows or sheep.
Paul Osborn

-----Original Message----- From: Peter Shute
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:39 AM
To: Andrew Stafford
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Subject: feral cats and immigration (The Age)

Good response, Andrew. Having said that, while I think it's absurd that feral cats are only despised because they're not native, I have noticed an attitude to ferals among some people that's similar to racism.

They seem to have an excessive hatred for Mynas, etc, and cane toads are often subjected to all kinds of painful deaths. Perhaps it's necessary to hate something in order to continue culling it, and perhaps Franklin has noticed this and got the cause and the effect the wrong way around.

Peter Shute

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