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New Zealand environmental
advocate launches campaign
to ban cats as pets

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/22/2013 9:10:14 AM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand –Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. But the environmental advocate has triggered a claws-out backlash with his new anti-feline campaign. Morgan called on his countrymen Tuesday to make their current cat their last in order to save the nation´s unique bird species. He set up a website, called Cats To Go, depicting a tiny kitten with red devil´s horns. The opening line: "That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer." He doesn´t recommended people euthanize their current cats --

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/22/2013 9:15:16 AM     (No. 9131920)

Good luck with that. I am a responsible cat owner. She is indoors and stays there.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 1/22/2013 9:20:26 AM     (No. 9131936)

I suspect his "simple dream", is a lot different than a lot of New Zealanders.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/22/2013 9:31:46 AM     (No. 9131958)

I guess he has never met a crazy cat lady - or he would tremble in fear of ever mentioning such a crazy idea.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ross MacLochness, 1/22/2013 9:48:27 AM     (No. 9131993)

I don´t know about banning cats, but New Zealand could realize its dream of reducing its carbon footprint if is got rid of its busybody activists.

Not advocating they be euthanized, you understand, just neutered and then not replaced when they pass on.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 1/22/2013 10:00:06 AM     (No. 9132020)

Why don´t they ban environmental advocates instead, it will be much better for society as a whole.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/22/2013 10:13:39 AM     (No. 9132060)

Easier to blame cats than to man up and actually blame mother nature herself. After all, she can do no wrong in their eyes.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mamafrog, 1/22/2013 10:28:23 AM     (No. 9132101)

No snakes in New Zealand - their birds are really bad at self defense -

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Reply 8 - Posted by: comstock, 1/22/2013 10:40:49 AM     (No. 9132136)

Pauly Walnuts of The Sopranos had it right:

"Cats are nothing but snakes with fur."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Refried, 1/22/2013 10:53:43 AM     (No. 9132167)

Agree with poster 9. Feral cats are a huge problem in Australia.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/22/2013 10:54:35 AM     (No. 9132172)

If anyone wants to give this moron a piece of their mind, his website is:

http://garethsworld.com/catstogo/#section-n0

There´s many a day I would come home very stressed and my two cats would help get my blood pressure down with their purring and lap-nap therapy. I think that Mr Morgan should be ´fixed´, and if anything needs doing away with it´s people like him and yappy little miniature poodles...those dogs are only good for shark-bait as far as I´m concerned.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/22/2013 10:59:09 AM     (No. 9132186)

Picture New Zealand teaming with mice and rats and the diseases they spread.
Can we say Bubonic Plague ?
The arrogance of man shown once again..believing he can control nature.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/22/2013 11:35:38 AM     (No. 9132286)

Indoor cats don´t kill birds.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chief1942, 1/22/2013 11:56:40 AM     (No. 9132367)

Nuke the cats!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/22/2013 12:01:30 PM     (No. 9132383)

I have six cats and they have never killed a bird. Why? They are indoor 24/7 365.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: GardenGal, 1/22/2013 1:04:13 PM     (No. 9132554)

My cats don´t kill birds- they are indoor cats and kill bugs and spiders, instead.

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