Australia is killing millions of feral cats with poisoned sausages

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    The New York Post/The Sun/AP ^ | April 26, 2019

    Australian officials are killing millions of feral cats by airdropping frozen sausages laced with poison across the Outback. The felines die within 15 minutes of ingesting the toxic treats, which are produced at a factory close to Perth. But in a bid to kill as many as possible, officials also trap and shoot the creatures. The sausages are made with kangaroo meat, chicken fat, herbs, spices and the poison, 1080, the New York Times reported

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    We have all heard the song "Who let the dogs out" well who let all the cats out?.... Cats are an invasive species in Australia but can you imagine the RAT infestation without them........

    1. Poison is extremely cruel. Depending on the type, it causes seizures, hemorrhaging, or burns.

    2. Poisons are not selective. This bait will kill non-target species, as well.

    3. Cat haters love to go on about the supposed environmental damage that cats cause. However, the damage caused by allowing rodents and other small animals to breed without any checks on their population is worse. Despite what cat-haters who hide behind environmental concerns claim, cats *are* an integral part of ecosystems that humans inhabit.

    I wonder, now that this cruel program has been publicized, how much longer it will last?.....and since the government has taken all the guns... Well you get my drift......The Japanese have a cat island, I'm sure there are many uninhabited Islands just scattered all around Australia....it could become a huge tourist attraction as those industrious Japanese have done!
     
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    Shot dozens out of a tree once; the tree was once home to hundreds of native birds. 1080 is good stuff. Usually kills them pretty fast. Good job!!

    CSIRO PUBLISHING | Wildlife Research

    Main symptoms are disorientation and lethargy.

    Yes; some birds may eat them but the risk isn't high.
    The science behind the claim - 1080 is no threat to native wildlife populations - PestSmart Connect


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    Can they rainbow tint them ans send them to San Fran ?
     
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    I bet the Asians are bummed out.
     
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    That is horrible! Those poor cats. It's not their fault they were born. They'd do better to trap and release. That would stop the breeding.
     
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    Release where?
     
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    Why, one of a dozen or so cat islands

     
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    Release where?

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    The cats go drowsy and then die. No suffering unless I hit them with a shovel though it does make it quicker.

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    Poor little kitties. :(
     
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