The little kitten got into trouble, got into big trouble.
The Australian government published a new recommendation for kittens in the Daily Mail.
"Each household can only have a maximum of 2 cats, and a strict curfew is imposed on pet cats!"
This new regulation may really be adopted in the near future. implement.
This means that Australian kittens cannot appear outside after 8 pm, otherwise they may face the risk of being killed.
How much trouble did the little cat get into? Are cats even going to be deprived of their freedom?
I’m afraid this matter must start from the 15th century.
At that time, powerful countries around the world began to build ships and go to sea to explore a wider world.
At that time, in order to prevent rats from destroying the hull and damaging the food stored on voyages, crew members had the habit of bringing cats on board when sailing.
In 1616, Dutch navigators landed on the Australian continent for the first time.
After that, Europeans began to travel to the unexplored continent of Australia more and more frequently, and the kittens they brought on board took the opportunity to enter the ecosystem of the Australian continent.
In fact, this can be regarded as an invasion of alien species.
People raising cats at that time did not yet have the awareness and technology to sterilize Pet cats, and most of them were kept free-range.
Thus, the little cat began its journey to dominate the Australian continent.
Australia is a magical country, and animal disasters occur at every turn.
About 90 million years ago, the Australian continent and the Antarctic continent "separated" " became the only isolated continent surrounded by sea water. The creatures on it could not communicate with other continents, so they started a unique evolutionary path alone.
Unique climate conditions and rich natural resources make Australia's native animals very "lazy".
The result of being "too lazy to evolve" is that it lacks the ability to escape and has mediocre reproductive capabilities.
So I often hear that Australia hasAnimal disasters have occurred, including foxes, hares, and toads.
Even the "rhubarb" that went to Australia thousands of years ago has become Australia's top predator, the dingo.
The soft and cute kittens we have in mind have also undergone tremendous changes on this continent.
Because Australian people are used to raising cats freely, the genes of kittens are relatively mixed, and ordinary kittens can grow to more than 10 pounds.
It doesn’t matter if it grows bigger, the key is that the kitten’s hunting instinct as a cat is also released.
Everything that flies in the sky, swims in the water, or runs on the ground has become the prey of kittens.
A 7kg kitten can even easily hunt down a half-sized kangaroo.
According to statistics from Australian researchers, each wild cat kills at least 5 small animals a day on average.
In just two to three hundred years, kittens have caused the complete extinction of 27 species of native small animals that were originally endangered.
This is not the scariest thing.
The most terrifying thing is that kittens also have terrible reproductive abilities.
If a female cat is allowed to breed disorderly, she can give birth to at least 100 kittens in her lifetime.
The increasingly large number of wild cats, coupled with their powerful predatory capabilities, will definitely lead to an even greater disaster if no intervention is taken in management.
Species extinction, whether it has an impact on the development of human civilization or regional ecology, is irreversible.
The management of feral cats has always been a headache for the Australian government.
In order to prevent wild cats from hunting native small animals indiscriminately, Australia has built a "cat-proof Great Wall", and some local governments have even "crazy" issued "cat killing orders" and exchanged cat carcasses for bounties.
It seems that Australia’s current plan to impose a “curfew” on kittens is a helpless move.
At the very least, if the government begins a large-scale eradication of feral cats, banning domestic cats from going out will be an effective way to avoid accidental casualties.
Humans have spent thousands of years making cats companion animals that can stay with humans.
But to return it to its wild state, all it takes is a simple thought.
What is even more helpless is the treatment of stray cats that have returned to the wild state.
I hope all shit-sweepers can learn from this and fulfill their responsibilities.Responsibilities and obligations, be responsible for the kittens to the end.
When dealing with stray cats, the best way is to implement TNR (capture → sterilize → release/adopt) as early as possible and firmly.
The purpose of the curfew is not to execute domestic cats, but to allow cat-raising families to more strictly manage their pets, and at the same time draw people's attention to the proliferation of wild cats.