Wed, 30 Jan 2013 7:00p.m.
Gareth Morgan told Campbell Live he would pay $5 to the SPCA for every cat they put down.
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8/02/2013 9:05:43 p.m.
It is true that native species did better before cats were introduced, the same could be said for dogs, they're simply a scapegoat, a means for publicity and nothing more, if you want to see the real reason why native species are declining look at the rates of native species decline next to the expansion of human civilisation, you'll find they're a match made in heaven
6/02/2013 6:13:49 p.m.
jade campbell wrote:
yea hell yea good man ,Gareth Morgan is rrich for a reason he is smart he is right . i used to find lizard and hear frogs a lot as a kid i still live close to bush as i always have and yes i think there has been a decline in skink and frog numbers massively never see skinks any more its sad cats are not going to go extinct we a killing natural newzealand wake up kiwis oh are you dead did a cat already kill you ??
5/02/2013 5:55:48 p.m.
GM has too much money and not enough sense. Our cat is easily satisfied - food, sunshine, family. Although surrounded by native bush, she couldn't care less about the birds.
He is the worry!
5/02/2013 10:38:12 a.m.
Tui and wood pigeons do much better in cities because cats kill the rats and mice. How about dogs that kill penguins and kiwi? Cull all dogs too?
3/02/2013 10:09:06 p.m.
Deidre Cameron wrote:
I have 3 cats and have to say i agree with some of what Gareth Morgan says and was very disappointed to hear the SPCA spends valuable resources on neutering and returning to the wild stray cats. The reality is Cats do along with other introduced animals have an effect on birds made even worse when ending up in the wild. Sadly many people get kittens because they're cute and then abandon them. I would like to see compulsory registration, microchipping, sterilisation except for breeders who are licenced and maybe even maximum of 2 cats per household. It would take time and resources but we need to start doing something now. Gareth made a great offer to the SPCA. My cats are neutered, microchipped and wear 2 bells - not perfect but at least im trying to minimise their impact on native birds.
2/02/2013 2:28:17 p.m.
Gareth Morgan , u should go back to 14 century of Europe. and live there , Why?
Historical Review :in 14th Century.Plague almost ruined Europe,24 millions of people was killed by Plague.
Plague is widespread in Europe, largely because of the natural enemies of rodents - the cat has been treated unfairly in the Middle Ages of 14 century.
At that time, the church out of thin air to cats unwarranted charges, said the cats and owls have a very similar appearance that tweet creepy cat at night and flashing fiercely as the eyes, it is the devil, Satan's incarnation, or build Woe banshee accomplice, pagan beast of an alliance with the devil. People in the church under the spell of the cat as the devil incarnate, will bring disaster at any time, so that the cat is regarded as a god cat lofty status from the conquest of the plague worsened, drastic changes to the representatives of evil, ominous animals despised by the people, and even killings. Greatly reduced the number under the despotic power of the church and agitation, people like to treat irreconcilable enemies generally treat cats, cat medieval, almost at the brink of extinction. The cat's calamity, rodent flood, and finally in the 14th century and the outbreak of a terrible plague.
ou really a dick. this is called , when you got well , the pain is forgotten.
2/02/2013 9:40:17 a.m.
I'm a cat lover and they love me. They have a very distinct role as companions for humans. But my love to animals is not exclusive to feline. I have to agree with Gareth on that one because I regard it as actual cruelty to let cats go astray and don't look after them. Their spread needs to be controlled for the sake of restoring a balance in our environment.
2/02/2013 4:12:57 a.m.
Nancy shufeldt wrote:
TNR that means trap neuter and release! neutering mean taking the reproductive skills from cats...
How stupid is this guy anyway? this is to stop overproduction of cats!!! hello
1/02/2013 6:55:34 p.m.
Fact #1- We are on a lifestyle bloock. Within 18 months of our moggy getting hit & killed by a car, we could no longer step out safely at night without running into mice, rats & stoats! I used to raise chicks to sell as laying hens, rats & stoats killed all my chicks and some of my hens, the rodents then started their assault on our home. Within a few months of getting a new kitten (at 5 months of age) the rodents and stoats found a new respect for our surroundings. We have Kereru, we have tuis, waxeyes & fantails. The cat has now turned her attention to rabbits in the last 2 years I have seen my SPEYED girl bring home a dozen rabbits from the paddocks. Yes, she hunts lets not forget not only endemic species live in the wild! Last year I was able to resume getting chicks as a stoat was found dead and the rat population has seriously declined. I have yet to see any feathers from any endemic species unless you consider mynahs a native! Gareth I respectively tell you to go get stuffed! Stick to money matters, I have lost any respect I may have had for you and will go out of my way to make sure not a cent from ANY of my investments get to your pockets!
1/02/2013 6:09:31 p.m.
I have two cats and I never let them outside since they were kitten. There are three reasons. 1.I really don't want to imagine my cats are hitting by a car or get involved fights with neighbours' cats and injured or abused by people who hate cats. 2.I really fed up the fact that my garden is constantly suffered from neighbours' cats poos. I never hate cats but do hate irresponsible cat owners...I don't want to destroy someone's gardens because of my cats' poos. 3. Completely indoor cats are have longer, happier life rather than cats who freely roaming outside. I read that a statistic shows the average life of the cats who can go outside freely is less 10 years while the completely indoor cats can live about 15 years. We put cat-safe mesh fly screens on windows so I can open them without worrieng them escaping. My cats are 6years old and 2years old and they are very healthy and never caused any troubles caused from stress related keeping them inside. They never cause troubles at my neighbours properties with spraying, pooing, never kill native birds (I play lot for them, they always enjoy hunting feather toys inside ) some people says to me that it's cruel to keep cats completely inside but I do believe that this is the best way for my cats' health, my neighbours, precious native birds. Cats can live happy without going outside!
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