The Australia government’s Species program has as its aims the killing of around two million feral cats within 2020. They plan to cull the cats using toxin-filled sausages.
In April 2019, many reporters around the world carried news that stated that Australia had a serious plan to cull millions of cats.
The Australian government did start a feral cat program, and they had blamed these cats for forcing some species into annihilation.
The culling project went into action in 2015. The action was underway when people around the world woke up to such news.
Why the Australian Government is Adamant?
In 2015, the Aussies presented the “Threatened Species Strategy.” Some of the goals of the program include culling around two million feral cats before next year.
A government report reiterated this matter –
“ The scientific proof is unequivocal. It is clear that these cats are one of the worst threats to our country’s land-based mammals. These cats have contributed to the mass destruction of 27 mammals. At present, they threaten close to 142 species. It includes birds, frogs, reptiles, and mammals.”
Two years ago, 211,000 cats have been culled. Around 83 percent of those animals were shot dead.
Australia’s Department of Energy had spent time testing and polishing Curiosity, and it is a form of sausage toxin.
In several Australian government field trials, the bait was distributed using both ground vehicles and plane.
In February 2019, several Australian researchers questioned the validity of this experiment.
Researchers say, “ The target of killing canines runs the premium risk of deviating credible action away from other real threats to habitat loss.”
The culling program threatens to hijack the situation against the outlook around feral cat management and research in Australia. We fear that progress toward this planned culling could be actually misread as the development toward conserving threatened animal species.”