A village in New Zealand is trying to ban all cats-紐西蘭一個村莊試圖禁止所有的貓


精英翻譯社轉自: http://iservice.ltn.com.tw/Service/english/english.php?engno=1229585&day=2018-09-04




A small village on the southern coast of New Zealand is planning to implement a radical plan to protect its native wildlifeban all domestic cats.



Under the initiative, proposed by Environment Southland, cat owners in Omaui will have to neuter, microchip and register their moggies with local authorities. After their pet dies, cat lovers in the community will then not be allowed to get any more.



In Omaui, officials say the measure is justified because cameras have shown roaming cats preying on birds, insects and reptiles in the area. Conservation scientists have long warned about the impact of feral and outdoor cats on the global ecosystem.



Dr Peter Marra, the head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre, said 63 species extinctions around the world are now linked to the booming cat populations. The problem is exacerbated in areas with very sensitive ecosystems, like New Zealand.



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