Raglan Cat Killings

Gareth MorganEnvironment

I was shocked to see the segment on the Raglan cat killer on Seven Sharp: http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/cat-killing-movies-video-5984505

I want to be clear that I don’t in any way endorse the actions of the Raglan cat killer. This is one issue where I am totally on side with the SPCA – cruelty to cats is not acceptable in any way.

My cat campaign is not about harming cats in any way. It is about managing them. I believe cats should be in their owner’s laps. Owners should be responsible for their cats, and Councils should take responsibility for removing cats that aren’t owned.

I have no objection to cats. Cats in laps provide affection and company to their owners. However wandering cats spread disease, destroy property and kill our precious native wildlife. This causes frustration to many property owners, which might explain why some of them take the law into their own hands and commit these awful acts.

If Councils did take responsibility for wandering cats, there would be no need for people to take the law into their own hands. Cats would be safe where they belong, in their owners laps.

Raglan Cat Killings was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.