Fur flies on cat Bill

Mercury (Hobart) - - LETTERS -

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

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