Australia is Killing Off Two Million Feral Cats in an Attempt To Save Native Species

Australia is Killing Off Two Million Feral Cats in an Attempt To Save Native Species

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Jun 3, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 19:54 mins

Guest: Katherine Moseby, Research Fellow at the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of New South Wales, Founder of the Wildlife Sanctuary Arid Recovery Reserve In Australia, nearly two dozen small mammals have gone extinct because of one ferocious predator – the cat. Not cougars or lions. These are domesticated cats, now feral and roaming the outback, obliterating small marsupials and rodents native to Australia. So, several years ago, the Australian government set a goal to exterminate two million feral cats by 2020. That caused an outcry among cat lovers. Ecologist Katherine Moseby has been looking for other, non-lethal ways to deal with the problem.

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