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"Following a referral from the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, the Committee [of the Parliament of Australia] resolved on 18 June 2020 to conduct an inquiry into the PROBLEM of feral and domestic cats in Australia."
The word "problem" should tell you everything you need to know about the government's position regarding cats.
"The Committee is accepting written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference, to be received by Thursday, 30 July 2020." Read more here
Here's a news article from 'The Victor Harbor Times' (June 23,2020) which completely summarizes the Australian situation. It's titled, "National feral and domestic cat inquiry to investigate impact of 'predatory carnivores'. You can read it here.
IN ADDITION TO KILLING CATS OUTRIGHT, ONE OF THEIR OBJECTIVES IS "GENE DRIVE TECHNOLOGY."
A battle line has been drawn between those who love, and those who hate, feral cats.
Although the pro/con war regarding community cats has been going on for years, the ‘cons’ have a new weapon in their arsenal, and I fear that it will only be a matter of time until the nut-jobs try to bring it to a neighborhood near you.
THE HATERS HAVE A NEW, DEADLY WEAPON IN THEIR ARSENAL
Using the more violent feral cats of Kangaroo Island, Australia as a handy excuse, a device is now in use with one purpose - to kill cats. The device called the ‘Felixer’ detects the shape of a cat and sprays poison gel onto it’s fur. Taking advantage of a cat’s natural instinct to groom itself, the cat licks the gel and dies.
The same deadly tactics will be coming to the community/feral neighborhood cats near you very soon. Why? Because there is money to be made selling the killing devices, and the haters will do ANYTHING to get their way.
5/29/20 "Researches at the University of New South Wales have successfully trialled the Felixer device, which targets feral cats and shoots a poison gel onto their fur. The pests [cats] then lick the gel off their coat and die.
5/28/20 "A feral cat management device that uses lasers and sensors to specifically target cats has been shown to be effective in a field trial in remote South Australia. The device, called a Felixer, seems to work where others have failed because rather than targeting cats through food, it takes advantage of cats’ Achilles’ heel – their fastidiousness in cleaning. The automated device sprays a measured dose of poison onto the fur of cats when they pass within 4 meters [13 feet], which the cats then ingest when they lick themselves during grooming." - scimex
5/28/20 "The Felixer is a box the size of a storage crate that is equipped with an infrared camera, four laser sensors and 20 poison canisters. Only when lasers are tripped in a particular way does it register the presence of a cat and fires poison gel." “All the cats that we were aware of that passed in front of a Felixer during the trial and got squirted – they all died,” Dr Moseby says. “And the ones that didn't die were the ones that didn't go in front of the Felixer. So if we'd left the traps there longer, we could have potentially eradicated cats from the area.” - Newsroom - UNSW Sydney
5/28/20 "The renowned cleanliness of cats could be their downfall in the latest attempt to rid them from the Australian outback. Scientists have developed a sensor device that can recognise a passing cat and squirt poison on its fur. The animal then dies after licking the substance. A six-week trial of the Felixer showed that it did not confuse felines with other creatures and never missed its target." - TheTimes
5/28/20 "A device that uses lasers and poison gel to kill feral cats and foxes has been successfully trailed at an outback animal conservation reserve. The Felixer can detect feral animals that walk past and will shoot them with poison gel, which the animals then lick off, causing the poison to be ingested." - abc.net.au/news
6/3/20 The Felixer was 100 percent accurate in its identification of cats in the most recent study. “All the cats that we were aware of that passed in front of a Felixer during the trial and got squirted – they all died,” Moseby said. That represents 33 cats, or about two-thirds of the local feral cat population at the trial site eradicated within six weeks." - itnews
While outwardly proclaiming to have moral standards supporting community cats, one Facebook group has refused/declined to address the horrible situation about this cat killing machine.
Of all cat Facebook groups, you would think that one called the Trap-Neuter-Return Community (Community Cats United, Inc.) would be up in arms after reading this important story.
You would think that, because the very future of TNR is threatened by a machine like the Felixer’, these people would instantly recognize the danger ahead and act accordingly.
You would think that the Community Cats United Fb group would lead the charge against such a terrible device and follow through on their stated mission of caring for community cats.
Community Cats United represents over 24,000 cat lovers worldwide, yet they refused/declined to post a reference to this significant story in their group. It seems as if Director/Founder Beth Frank and admins Regina Galati, Rae Bitner and Rox Heffren are hiding this worldwide-impacting story from their group members. "We don't allow recruiting [group] members to pages other than ours."
In refusing the post they are essentially throwing their hat in the ring in favor of the cat killers. If you are a member of Community Cats United what do you think of them now?
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Whether deemed feral or stray, abandoned or free roaming, community cats deserve our care, support and respect - just as any other cat does. They are not responsible for their misfortune of being homeless. Please help them if you can.
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12/23/2019 "On the outskirts of suburban Jakarta, housewife Dita Agusta lives with more than 250 cats she has taken in off the streets, creating a shelter for the animals she hopes will one day be adopted." - Reuters
11/15/2019 VIDEO: "A couple in Sneads Ferry is doing their part to reduce the feral cat population, and they are asking for community members to help. Stacy and Justin Pettit are making homemade shelters for the cats and placing them around Sneads Ferry. The Pettits catch the feral cats and take them to the vet to spay, neuter and vaccinate them." - WCTI12
"Since its founding 27 years ago, The Cat House on the Kings has saved over 30,000 cats and 7,100 dogs (not counting the 56,000 animals they have spayed and neutered!) and currently cares for more than 700 cats and kittens, a dozen or so dogs and dozens of peacocks." - Cat House on the Kings
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