Cats, transformer weeds and cane toads

To: martin cachard <>
Subject: Cats, transformer weeds and cane toads
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:19:53 +0930
Sorry for the delay in answering - I’ve not been well.

Here in the NT cats appear to act in synergy with too frequent and destructive 
fire that destroys under storey.  Destructive fire is fuelled by weedy grasses 
such as gamba, mission and buffel grass.  These transformer species were 
introduced as pasture or contaminants in pasture. 

Apart from the points made below  I think it’s about time an organic (meaning 
weed-free) beef industry was established.  Personally I’d like to see a 
campaign equating cats with cane toads, but doubt that will happen.

Denise Lawungkurr  Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841

PhD candidate 

Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Founding Member: Australian Federation of Graduate Women Northern Territory
043 8650 835

On 12 Jul 2014, at 6:45 am, martin cachard <> wrote:

> very nicely put Shirley - I absolutely agree & I believe this is the ONLY 
> angle from which to attack this issue!!
> cheers,
> martin cachard
> cairns
>> From: 
>> To: ; 
>> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:13:40 +1000
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] FW:  FW:  Cats
>> I am glad that Charles has make the point about dogs being banned from
>> roaming outside their owner's premises.  I am required by law to register,
>> have her microchipped or wear a name tag and contact telephone niumber, and
>> control my pet dog.
>> I am able to report stray dogs to Council, and the Council will capture the
>> dog and the owner will pay a fine to retrieve it.  If I capture a cat and
>> take it to Council, I am required to "prove" that it does not belong to a
>> neighbour.  The cat owner is not required by law to identify or control the
>> animal.
>> Believe me, I am also a total animal lover and happily cuddle my
>> granddaughter's cat, a lovely old soft purry animal, but the total
>> unfairness of it all angers me.
>> Shirley Cook

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