3 Feb 2013

Eradication of wild cats supported

8:02 am on 3 February 2013

The Veterinary Association supports the eradication of feral and stray cats.

Economist Gareth Morgan has started a campaign to eradicate wild cats and reduce the ownership of domestic cats because they kill native wildlife.

The association agrees cats are a threat to native wildlife and endangered species and says more work needs to be done by everyone to protect biodiversity.

The association says owners can do their part by ensuring cats are microchipped and kept indoors at night.

It says breeding cats should also be neutered.