Fur flies on cat Bill
THE Cat Management Bill 2019 has certainly got the fur flying in some quarters. Regarding the Mercury’s headline regarding “snaring” of cats – snaring is inhumane and illegal. Farmers have been able to humanely trap and destroy cats found further than a kilometre from a residence for several years. The change that is sparking the current cat fight is that others can kill cats. Not true. Anyone will be legally entitled to humanely trap cats trespassing on their property. They must either return the cat to their owner, or to a registered cat management centre, such as Ten Lives Cat Centre. I advocated strongly for this, because I’m fed up with trespassing cats killing birds in our garden, such as the two eastern rosellas in one day. The solution is quite simple. If you don’t want your cat being trapped, confine it to your own premises!
Robert Holderness-Roddam Austins Ferry