Federal inquiry into feral and domestic cats in Australia
The Federal Parliament’s Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy established an inquiry into feral and domestic cats late last month, with submissions closing this Thursday 30 July 2020.
Cat Protection’s submission can be read here
We reject the premise of the inquiry: isolating a single species is fundamentally flawed. We suggest that it actively deflects from the complexities of the interdependency of nature and all species.
At a time when millions of hectares of native habitat have been left burnt, when more than one billion native animals were killed in the bushfires, when extreme heatwaves are decimating flying fox colonies (a keystone species whose survival is vital to whole ecosystems), when the koala is on the brink of extinction in NSW and when land clearing continues unabated, it seems disingenuous at best to focus only on cats.
Cat Protection values all sentient creatures and we believe in compassionate and humane conservation strategies.
Sorry for the late notice on this but as you can imagine, we’ve been busy ensuring the safety and wellbeing of people and our cats during this dreadful pandemic.
If you wish to make a submission, it doesn’t have to be complicated. More than ever, all animals need our help so if you can find the time to let the Parliament know you care about our animal friends that would be great. Now is a good time to voice your objection to the continued use of the cruel and dangerous 1080 poison.
Submissions can be made here