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Petition to desex and register cats. (closes 31 October)

Erica Rowlands has started a petition: That the House of Representatives pass legislation requiring all domestic cats to be registered via microchip to their legal owners, and to be desexed unless kept contained by registered cat breeders.

It is widely known that cats cause problems for native species, and that rescue groups face relentless battle against the effects of irresponsible owners. We have committed as a nation to invest in the goal of being predator free by 2050, but with no improvement in sight for the management of pet cats, or the elimination of feral populations. Requiring cats to be registered and desexed will reduce their populations, enforce responsible cat ownership, and protect our wildlife.

Cats eat shore birds and lizards. Your signature counts.…/petition-of-erica-rowlands…