The Federal Government has announced yet another war on cats.
They've recently announced the "Draft Updated Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by Feral Cats' - and it details the Federal Environment Minister's plan to manage cats by culling them with poison baits.
Culling with poison baits is both cruel and ineffective. Past attempts at 'culling' have resulted in cat populations actually increasing, as well as native wildlife being the victims of poisoning.
And yet, successive governments fall back on the same old short-sighted solution -- because real solutions are either too costly, or require actual long-term strategy.
You have an opportunity to have your say, by contributing a submission during the government's consultation process.
For details on the terms of reference for the draft plan, head to the Draft Plan Website.
Public consultation closes on December 11 2023 at 4.00pm AEDT.
You can provide input via the online survey. If you complete the survey, you can also provide a further submission on this issue.
Our Submission Guide
We've prepared a comprehensive guide to support you in completing your submission!
Our guide covers the survey questions one-by-one, giving you suggestions on the key issues you might like to highlight to the Federal Government.
But remember - your contribution is more effective if it's in your own words!
Watch our Webinar Recording
Want to have your say, but not sure where to start?
Replay our 'War on Cats Webinar' to learn all the skills and information you need to make your voice heard on this issue.
During the Webinar, we'll talk you through:
- What you need to read beforehand
- How to use the submission portal
- Tips to making your submission more effective
- Where to go to find facts, statistics and research
Submissions are an effective tool for members of the public to contribute to legislative reform - so don't miss this opportunity to take a stand against the war on cats!