The reason is that according to 2017 statistics, wild cats kill 377 million birds each year, 649 million reptiles and make a big contribution to the extinction of more than 20 mammals, while pushing many other species to have ability to be extinct.
Therefore, the Australian government has launched a plan to throw poisoned sausages from now until 2020 to destroy more than 2 million wild cats to protect local species. In addition to releasing sausages to poison, local authorities will also let people set up traps and shoot down wild cats.
Information that the cats after eating poisoned sausages will die in less than 15 minutes. The type of sausage used is made from kangaroo meat, chicken fat, herbs, spices and of course poison. Sausages will be released by plane in areas where wild cats often roam freely, each square kilometer will drop 50 trees.
Dr. Dave Algar, who developed this poisoned sausage, said he used the same cats he raised to test the taste to see if he could stimulate the cat (of course his cat sausage). Try it without poisoning.
The wild cat is settled by Europeans and since then, it has grown rapidly in the wild and led to the extinction of more than 20 mammals and many other species. Under this situation, the Australian government was forced to destroy them to protect other species, including national symbolic species such as bilby, warru or night parrots.
The plan to kill wild cats was proposed by Australia in 2015 and sparked criticism from public opinion. More than 160,000 people signed an online petition to call on Australia to stop the project. Some say this is an act of animal genocide, some even scold Australian leaders. It is suggested that a comprehensive approach should be taken and a more thorough resolution of all threats to biodiversity in Australia.
In fact, Australia is not the only country that seeks to reduce the number of cats. In New Zealand, people are calling for a ban on domestic cats. The country had previously planned to have absolutely no predators in 2050, and in addition, a coastal town here also considered banning people from raising cats.