THE ALIEN CAT PROBLEM
By Henryk Szubinski
Numerous Australian environmentalists claim the feral cat has been an ecological disaster in Australia, inhabiting most ecosystems except dense rainforest, and being implicated in the extinction of several marsupial and placental mammal species. But scientific evidence supporting this view has been hard to come by, and some researchers disagree with it (Abbot 2002). There is little sound evidence that feral cats significantly affect native wildlife throughout the mainland (Jones 1989; Wilson et al. 1992). Difficulties in separating the effects of cats from that of foxes (also introduced) and environmental effects have hindered research into this. Cats have co-existed with all mammal species in Tasmania for nearly 200 years. The Western Shield program in Western Australia, involving broad-scale poisoning of foxes, has resulted in rapid recoveries of many species of native mammals in spite of the presence of feral cats throughout the baited area. In 2005, however, a study was published which for the first time found proof of feral cats causing declines in native mammals. An experiment conducted in Heirisson Prong (Western Australia) compared small mammal populations in areas cleared of both foxes and cats, of foxes only, and a control plot. Researchers found mammal populations were lower in areas cleared of foxes only and in the control plots.
Cats may also play a further role in Australia’s human altered ecosystems; with foxes they may be controlling introduced rabbits, particularly in arid areas, which themselves cause ecological damage. Cats are not believed to have been a factor in the extinction of the only mainland bird species to be lost since European settlement, the paradise parrot.
Australian folklore holds that some feral cats in Australia have grown so large as to cause inexperienced observers to claim sightings of other species such as puma etc. This folklore is being shown to be more fact than fiction, with the recent shooting of an enormous feline, in the Gippsland area of Victoria. Subsequent DNA test showed the feline to be Felis silvestris catus. Subsequent news of large feral cat sightings appear almost monthly in Australia, and the evidence is very good to suggest a breeding population of these enormous felines in the south-eastern states Victoria and New South Wales.
Animal euthanasia (from the Greek meaning “good death”) is the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, an animal suffering from an incurable, esp. a painful, disease or condition. Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. Euthanasia is distinct from animal slaughter and pest control, which are performed for purposes other than an act of mercy, although in some cases the killing procedure is the same.
In domesticated animals, this process is commonly referred to by euphemisms such as “lay down”, “put down”, “put to sleep”, “destroyed”, or “put out of its/his/her misery”.
there was a ferrile situation in the Sydney natural parks where visitors had with them their cats
The problems became apparent after several years that theese cats had survived in the wild
What characterises theese cats or wild cats is that their featurres had altered their species into a new type of carnivore
On the basis of carefullness when confronting the problems of large claws and kanine incisors, the Australian governement decided to erradicate the problem under the headfing of PESTS
As went the theory the cats were to be hunted but noone could run as fast or track into the deeper regions of the forrests..
The problem posed a resultant theory that the usage of sniper rifles could be used.
But this made it even more difficult to hunt theese wild cats down:
Problem was that they were on a 1000 metre range faster than the scopic site function . So a new problem posed new data: there could be used, 2 or moore rifle sites used on 2 different positions;
The basic problem posed a new problem that the observations of theese cats made their functional abailities as a type evolution under the circumstances opf survival by high adaptations.
This special adaptations defines the limit of a humans life or its termination by a lethal injection, some of the laws in the United nations and the Protectorate of human subjegations of the limits of a comatose patient as well as many laws in which humans are defined as in a state of resucitations havethe basic law that the LEGS and ARMS when stabilised on a 45 degree angle when left hanging indicates that the human is still alive:
when a wild cat which is a domesticated cat similar to a household pet but quite seperate from its innoscence of the cute siameese , kills a human the laws that confront the cat is that it cannot be put down like a injured horse IT has by alw the same rights as a close death experience of a human
The basic problem defines the frontal and dorsal functionings of the dipodics as being on a parallell between the frontal and rear legs of the wild cat = the simultaneoius ability to use the frontal and rear legs in unison with the jump and escape theory of a composite 45 degree limit meaning that they can jump into a tree at 30 metres without any problems of a approach angle of lift : This could be followed by tree to tree jumping similar to the APES that roam the trees of jungle forrests in Africa..
What defined this motion specialisations was the basic jumping from tree to tree much like a flying dog as part of the species of fying dog bats..
There was a concertive ffort to monitor theese cats from satellites, but noone could tagg theese cats untill someone suggested a type of specie introduction where there would be inputed a young wild cat into the tribes of larger older cats: this however did not work , the older cats simply did not take to reproducing or careing for any young..
So that poisoning them resulted in a new strategy But the problems of getting the poison into a active cat would mean it would run out of the bounds for waht was defined as a safe retreivals distance where the cat would die and the high poisons in usage would leak into the environement, the poisons would have to work on a few seconds of introduction
The only poison known to have such power was thee BLUE BOTTLE JELLYFISH which lives in the Nothern parts of Australia..and can kill a man in under a few seconds time..
The burning out of theese wild cats poseed a easier response, the park would burn down more than a thousand achres of protected forrest land and the cats would be burned alive or be captured as they escaped..
One way to control feral cat populations is to cull by trapping and euthanasia
Euthanasia (from the Greek εὐθανασία meaning “good death”: εὖ, eu (well or good) + θάνατος, thanatos (death)) refers to the practice of ending a life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering. According to the House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics, the precise definition of euthanasia is “a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering.”
Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary and active or passive. Euthanasia is usually used to refer to active euthanasia, and in this sense, euthanasia is usually considered to be criminal homicide, but voluntary, passive euthanasia is widely non-criminal.
The controversy surrounding euthanasia centers around a two-pronged argument by opponents which characterizes euthanasia as either voluntary “suicides”, or as involuntary murders. (Hence, opponents argue that a broad policy of “euthanasia” is tantamount to eugenics). Much hinges on whether a particular death was considered an “easy”, “painless”, or “happy” one, or whether it was a “wrongful death“. Proponents typically consider a death that increased suffering to be “wrongful”, while opponents typically consider any deliberate death as “wrongful”. “Euthanasia’s” original meaning introduced the idea of a “rightful death” beyond that only found in natural deaths.