“I wake up every morning and I do what I’d do if I had $30 million. I’m a lucky man.”
There are two scenarios with this picture;
- either it was taken on mainland Australia, where the killing of cats is ineffective in the medium or long term, and the eradication of cats is unrealistic… and the display of a dead cat’s body by a so-called representative for companion animals is unethical, unnecessary and abhorrent.
- or, it was taken during an island trapping and poisoning campaign, or within a cat proof boundary, where eradication programs cost tens of millions of dollars to remove just a few hundred cats and causes a chain-reaction of even more killing, as a stable ecology is interrupted and prey species like rats, mice and rabbits balloon out of control… and the display of a dead cat’s body by a so-called representative for companion animals is unethical, unnecessary and abhorrent.
The idea that it can simply be explained away by saying ‘feral cats are a problem’ is nothing but a cop out by a species that should have a little more compassion considering ANY ecological problems we face were, and still are, primarily caused by humans.