Australian government has decided to drop poisoned sausages in order to control the breeding and population of million of feral cats. They would be taking this action on a thousands of hectares of the land. The government has set a target for itself with regards to the feral cats. It plans to eliminate two million feral cats by 2020. The first step which the government plans to take is to use poisoned sausages. In addition to this, government officials also trap cats for their elimination.
These sausages would be made from kangaroo meat, chicken fat, herbs and spices. According to the reports, these sausages would take the life of cats within 15 minutes. According to the plan, aeroplanes would be used to drop 50 such sausages in the area for every one kilometer to make stray cats eat them up.
Dr Dave Algar is behind this recipe to end the cats. He said that before giving it up to the authorities he had tested the flavour of the sausages with the cats. According to him, the cats might feel better while eating the sausages. The doctor further added that this would be the last meal of the cats.
They’ve got to taste good, They are the cat’s last meal. (said the doctor)
These cats were brought by the European settlers. According to the Australian researchers, these cats are responsible for eliminating 20 mammal species. These researchers claim that the feral cats are one of the biggest threats to the local animal species. Regarding this, Mr Andrews said the following lines.
We have got to make choices to save animals that we love, and who define us as a nation like the bilby, the warru (Black-footed rock-wallaby) and the night parrot.
According to one report, cats take life of 377 million birds and 649 reptiles every year in Australia. In the past, Australia had to face criticism from the international community on its decision to control the population of the cats.