TIME TO STERILISE CATS
I AM not surprised at a recent report in a local newspaper that cats kill more than one million native Australian birds every day.
Cats, like their larger counterparts the leopards of Africa and India, hunt at night.
The notorious man-eating leopards of India, as recorded by Colonel Jim Corbett, only kill and devour their victims between sunset and sunrise.
Domestic cats have the same habit of killing birds at night when their irresponsible owners fail to keep them indoors.
On the streets in my neighbourhood I often see cats roaming around and in the morning I find the remains of dead birds and their nests with young ones also killed.
They have also, on occasions, killed doves that I feed during the day.
If people sterilised their cats, who breed like rabbits, it would reduce the wanton destruction of our native birds.
LESLIE CUMMINGS, Morley