I have started a parliamentary petition to License the breeding of Cats so that only registered micro-chipped spayed and neutered cats be available to the public as pets, the petition is under my name, Wayne Grigg and last day for signing is 30 June 2021, please let anyone you think might be interested in signing know about it, thank you
Great idea, as where I live we get so many missing cats. Whom I suspect are turning feral.
They sometimes return weeks later, probably full of bird meat
If all cats were micro-chipped, you could make live cage traps not set off if Micro-Chipped?
How do you sign it Wayne, is this on-line or do you need to visit somewhere?
The Petition is HERE
There are 3 petitions currently open, maybe they can be amalgamated before presentation through an MP to Parliament? https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_109659/petition-of-christo-mulder-license-all-cats-in-the-same https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_109747/petition-of-wayne-grigg-require-all-domestic-cats-to-be https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_102570/petition-of-erica-rowlands-mandate-the-registration-and
If all cats were micro-chipped, do you think a kill trap could be invented that only kills non micro-chipped animals. Thats if this ever comes into law?
Petition Signed. Thanks for your efforts
Kill traps could reasonably easy have a safety lock that is electronically controlled.
The issue is getting reliable scans - every time I’ve seen vets or DOC staff scanning for chips they are basically massaging the skin the of the animal with the head of the scanner… you wouldn’t get too many wild cats putting up with that while the trap decides whether to fire or not
Of course there are surely longer range chips available, but maybe more expensive and bulky.
As a side-note the Pro-cat crowd are frighteningly tunnel visioned - the deluded rants that some people post in response to some articles on the DOC blog site make for disheartening reading.
I’m totally for cat control but its a dicey subject from a PR standpoint, may people relate more to companion animals than to native birds. Real, or percieved, a threat to those animals will likely meet massive resistance.
An example: the ZIP (Zero Invasive Pests) website you can see they are not been keen to dip their toe in that water.
Hi Wayne, I see that your petition is closed and had 142 signatures. Is it going to be presented? Do you have an MP to present it?
Hello it took me two years to get a bylaw change in Selwyn so all domestic cats have to be micro chipped and registered. This will give us the ability to live capture cats and remove feral cat from our community while returning domestic cats to their home.
Start lobbying your council, to protect domestic and eradicate feral.