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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:17 AM

Howls Of Protest Greet New Zealand Environmentalist’s Proposed Cat Ban

An environmentalist’s proposal to eradicate New Zealand’s pet cat population drew howls and hisses of protest from cat-lovers in that country, which boasts the highest percentage of cat owners in the world. According to the Toronto Star, Gareth Morgan wants New Zealanders to give up their cats in order to save the island nation’s endangered exotic birds, but cat owners have given the plan a big paws-down.

Morgan’s website, “Cats to Go,” features a photo of a tiny kitten sporting red devil horns, and announces, “That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer.”

In a country with the highest percentage of households with at least one cat (48 percent), the very notion has set fur flying.

“I say to Gareth Morgan, butt out of our lives,” said Bob Kerridge, president of the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in a television appearance. “Don’t deprive us of the beautiful companionship that a cat can provide individually and as a family.”

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Purveyor Jan 2013 OP
Cleita Jan 2013 #1
Berlum Jan 2013 #2
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #4
NV Whino Jan 2013 #3
MadrasT Jan 2013 #5
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #6
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #7
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #10
Berserker Jan 2013 #8
forestpath Jan 2013 #9

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:19 AM

1. Good luck with that.

Even if they do there will always be pockets of survivalist cats that will repopulate. Australia tried that with rabbits.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:39 AM

2. Killer Kats? Oh noes.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:02 PM

4. Holy shit!!!!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:00 PM

3. They would prefer to be overrun with rats?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:39 PM

5. Cross "New Zealand" off my list of countries to go to. n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:42 PM

6. I'm not surprised that one of the most progressive and enlightened countries on earth loves kitties.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:44 PM

7. Does the bubonic plague ring a bell with this cat-hating moron?

The last time there was a feline genocide, rats and mice, replete with the fleas that caused the Black Death, proliferated to the point where 1/3 of the European population perished.

Does this guy have a death wish, or is he a Kiwi version of a teahadist who thinks he can't die from the plague?

meow2u3 to Gareth Morgan: Meow you, from my and my cats!

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:58 PM

10. I thought of that, too

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:54 PM

8. Fuck the birds!!1!!1!!!!

 

Cats are awesome!
http://garethsworld.com/catstogo/

Cats have contributed to the extinction of 9 native bird species

One feral cat killed 102 endangered native short tail bats in a week

Cats kill native birds. In our cities domestic cats kill native birds faster than they can possibly breed

Around 40% of New Zealand’s native land-birds are already extinct, and of the ones remaining 37% are endangered.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:57 PM

9. Keeping cats indoors - where they should be - solves the "problem."

 

Suggesting that nobody be allowed a cat companion is insane!

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