Australia Plans to Kill Off Wild Kitties
The cat’s out of the bag. Officials Down Under want to cull two million feral felines by 2020 in a bid to save native wildlife. More than 100 species, including the hairy-nosed wombat and boobook owl, are being threatened by cats — first introduced by colonists — roaming the countryside in search of meals. Noting that one wild cat can kill up to 20 animals a day, the government’s efforts also include asking Australians to help track the ferocious felines, and creating safe havens for endangered indigenous species.