Tagged: stray

When the cats away… … people do the killing - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Jan 27, 2013

– why getting rid of domestic cats will not result in more rats killing more wildlife. One of the leading cautions after Dr. Gareth Morgan’s call for controls on cat numbers and ownership was the concern that if cat numbers were reduced other predators of native wildlife, especially rats, would increase in number because cats also … Read More

Do domestic cats exterminate native animal populations? - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Jan 24, 2013

Domestic cats kill native animals – fact. But… … just because our cats kill it does not necessarily mean that native animal populations cannot co-exist, or even thrive, where our feline companions live. Two considerations determine whether cat-kill exterminates native prey populations: 1. how many cats there are, and 2. how fast native animal populations in our backyards … Read More

Cat-astrophy in search of solutions - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Jan 22, 2013

Gareth Morgan’s call for the gradual reduction in cat numbers and ownership, especially from parts of New Zealand near places where our nation’s biodiversity live is a welcome ‘public face’ to a long-running discussion amongst ecological scientists and conservationists. Commentators and media, unfortunately, have made a hash of Dr. Morgan’s suggestion – reinterpretation towards misrepresentation. Read More