Threatened species commissioner appointed to helpsave native wildlife |

To: Denise Goodfellow <>
Subject: Threatened species commissioner appointed to helpsave native wildlife | Environment |
From: Andrew Thelander <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:20:01 +1000
OMG Denise, haven't you seen all the cat posts on Facebook? Have you surfed the 
internet to see all the cat lovers and their support services? If the 
Australian conservation community goes head-to-head with the world of cat 
lovers, I have no doubt at all who will win - and in a flogging! And will that 
flogging advance the conservation cause or set it back disastrously? IMHO 
conservationists will have to be very smart about the way they deal with the 
cat issue. The sort of ideas I am reading on birding-aus at the moment would be 
a bad move. Game over, in fact. It will take restraint, empathy and 
intelligence to have any chance of solving this one! The big stick won't work.
PS re smoking, did you read last week's Saturday Paper page one article?
PPS I don't own a cat.
PPPS I love you all so please don't flame me!! :-)

On 02/07/2014, at 5:12 PM, Denise Goodfellow wrote:

> Perhaps the overt keeping of cats should be delegitimised like cigarette 
> smoking. That doesn’t necessarily stop people from smoking, but it may mean 
> that cats are less attractive and have less status than our native wildlife.
> Denise

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