This letter to the editor, published in the Salt Lake Tribune, offers a great summary of reasons why cats should not be allowed to roam freely. The author is a veterinarian.
Cats without microchips found roaming in sensitive environments would be killed under Auckland Council’s proposed pest eradication programme.
If you really love your cat, don’t set it free as they can and do hunt for fun, says Abigail Tucker, wildlife writer for The Smithsonian magazine.
Our neighbours in Australia could teach New Zealand quite a bit about protecting native wildlife through cat containment. We just spotted this news item from the Border News (serving the twin cities of Albury, NSW and Wodonga, Victoria which sit across the Murray River from each other). The Albury council has granted approval for a
The current edition of the news magazine New Zealand Listener has a cover story about the impact of free-roaming domestic cats on native birds. The article also refers to the dangers that roaming cats face: Victoria University research by Wayne Linklater and colleagues surveyed 172 vets in 2015 about the reasons animals were brought in
This new book looks interesting, and even opens with a New Zealand story. From the publisher’s website: Peter P Marra & Chris Santella Princeton University Press Hardcover | September 2016 In 1894, a lighthouse keeper named David Lyall arrived on Stephens Island off New Zealand with a cat named Tibbles. In just over a year,
Best-selling novelist and environmentalist Margaret Atwood, whose books include The Handmaid’s Tale, Surfacing and Alias Grace, has produced her first series of comic books, in collaboration with Nature Canada. Angel Catbird is the story of a superhero – part cat, part bird – and the books highlight the dangers of free-roaming cats, both to native
Yesterday’s announcement from the Prime Minister that New Zealand aims to be “predator-free” by 2050 has got everyone talking. The Government will spend $28 million over four years to supplement what local bodies and other organisations are doing in pest eradication. John Key’s announcement, along with a follow-up news release, refers to the eradication of
Cat owners are not allowed to buy a home in parts of the new Kotuku Parks subdivision on the Kapiti Coast. While local authorities in other places have limited cat ownership, imposed cat curfews or required that cats not be allowed to roam – chiefly to protect native birds – the Kotuku Parks developer will