It’s Caturday New & Mews! An uproar or pussy riot from New Zealand is brewing.
Cat lovers all over the globe are up in arms about Gareth Morgan, a Kiwi philanthropist taking a radical stance against cats at CatsToGo As soon as the news broke I asked my sister-in-law Cheryl Sucher, a writer who lives in New Zealand, for the scoop who said, “He just wants to neuter existing ones and tell New Zealanders to stop owning cats. His program is to tell current cat owners that their cat should be their last one Of course, this is never going to happen. The SPCA thinks he’s mad. New Zealanders have the largest cat population of any country in the Western world. One million cats in a population of 4.5 million.And the wildlife conservators who are trying to protect the precious rare bird populations are quite sensitive. Gareth Morgan is just a bulwark, used to getting heard and having a political platform.
Sucher adds, “New Zealanders are, for the most part, great animal lovers. Most families have pets – dogs, cats, rabbits – and many people I know keep chickens as well. Not a lot people, lots of space, an agriculturally based economy. It’s not uncommon for families to keep both cats and dogs – something which isn’t so common in the States.”
We couldn’t agree more. Merlin has this to say…
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