PLAN WANTED

The Bay Chronicle - - CONVERSATIONS - Brad Win­dust Pai­hia

Bay Bush Ac­tion trust urges the FNDC to de­velop a cat strat­egy. NZ’s 1.1 mil­lion pet cats are es­ti­mated to kill 8.6 mil­lion na­tive species ev­ery year.

BBA ad­vo­cates for mi­crochip­ping, reg­is­tra­tion, de-sex­ing, 24 hour con­tain­ment to the owner’s prop­erty and a li­cense to breed and sell cats. This is not only to pro­tect our wildlife, it is for the cat’s own wel­fare.

Cats that are con­tained to their owner’s prop­erty live longer and hap­pier lives. We need the coun­cil to step up on this is­sue. Our na­tive wildlife is in se­ri­ous de­cline. A well thought out cat strat­egy would be a huge help.

There are many ben­e­fits to own­ing a dog.

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