8 comments to “How animal killers hijacked our love of animals (and took our money)”

  1. Mark | October 15, 2014 | Permalink

    I have read the link to SMH and the article called “Curiosity” the cat bait (poison) to “protect native animals”. The article is ridiculous, and completely one-sided.
    There is plenty of evidence that in many cases, a balance can be achieved in regard to the various wild animal populations, without resorting to aggressive and CRUEL practices such as poison, as suggested by the wildlife fanatics.
    The money would obviously be better spent on looking after domestic animals, in particular those which are homeless or at risk.

  2. Jan | October 16, 2014 | Permalink

    There is only one way to return nature back to it’s natural balance and that is to stop killing the dingo. Let Australia’s land apex predator do what nature intended. Man should stop farming on unsustainable land, should stop clearing land and should stop killing everything that moves.
    If they want to protect our precious wildlife then we need to provide “wild” areas for them.

    • savingpets | October 16, 2014 | Permalink

      Yup. But that’s neither popular, nor profitable… new cat killing devices however, get government grants, cushy jobs and great professional acclaim!

    • Mark | October 19, 2014 | Permalink

      The answer is not to “stop farming” at all. There will always be Dingoes, Kangaroos, and other wild animals which DAMAGE PEOPLE’S PROPERTIES, however, it is obvious that we should have good DOGS to protect properties. The laws about security and dogs need to change, overseas they have ALWAYS had dogs for protection, not only in URBAN properties but also RURAL properties. Australia has huge areas of rural land, much larger that the other places such as the towns.

  3. cj | October 16, 2014 | Permalink

    Humanity, the worst and most destructive predator our planet has ever seen….. Do we place limits on our own behaviour, in order to coexist peacefully with other species? Like hell we do! You only have to look at the ridiculous, scientifically-unfounded shark cull aka slaughter, decided upon by a man who does not even know that sharks are a protected species. Morons ahoy!

  4. zoidberg | October 16, 2014 | Permalink

    What makes them say feral cats have only been in the top end for 30 years???????

  5. zoidberg | October 19, 2014 | Permalink

    And here’s another good question – how does the ABC fit into this picture? The saturation of articles on this is mind boggling – most of course just rehashing the same crap from the same one or two ‘experts’. Take a look here:
    in SIX DAYS there are NINE stories (that are listed here – maybe there’s more!)

    WHAT is going on and what are we going to do about it?

  6. Katrina | October 20, 2014 | Permalink

    Cats have been in Australia for at least 500 years having arrived with Dutch and Portuguese ships in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. How long do you have to be here to be considered a native? And given studies have shown that over 50% of cats diets consist of mice and rats, what cost to the ecosystem when those species have no predators?