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To: NSW state government
Cat curfews and containment policy
We write to request that the NSW government introduce State policy in support of statewide cat containment, cat curfews and wildlife protection.
Under current laws local councils have no authority to seize feral, stray or wandering domestic cats, which pose a massive threat to local biodiversity.
The introduction of curfews and/ or cat containment policy would encourage responsible pet ownership. It would not impact negatively on responsible cat owners. And most importantly, it would allow land owners and caretakers to create and support safe zones for wildlife.
Why is this important?
According to the ANU, feral and roaming domestic cats kill 1.5 billion native animals every year in this country. We cannot begin to reduce this number without the introduction of practical support in the form of cat containment policy.