Australia plans to kill 2 million cats by 2020

Australia Plans to Kill 2 Million Cats by 2020

Australia plans to kill 2 million feral cats which threaten smaller species with extinction, but that reason isn't good enough for some animal lovers.

The government says cats are an invasive species and are responsible for the extinction of at least 27 indigenous mammals so far and threaten another 124 already-endangered species of small animals like birds and lizards.

But cat lovers are not loving this plan. Animal rights groups are obviously protesting and celebrities like Bridget Bardot and Morrissey have expressed their outrage at the plan -- calling it "animal genocide".

There are about 20 million feral cats in Australia and the government said neutering all of them wouldn't stop their harm to other species because its estimated each cat kills 5 animals per day.

So, it seems anyone who has a problem with the plan can complain or maybe take in some of these cats and give them cat food so they stop eating other animals.

Australia declares war on feral cats:
Australia declares war on feral cats
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Australia plans to kill 2 million cats by 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: A cat wanders the grounds of the Los Angeles Flower Market on June 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Some local business owners participate in the Working Cats program, which uses feral or 'Community Cats' to repel rodents from their stores. (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
A stray cat is pictured at La Recoleta cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO/EITAN ABRAMOVICH (Photo credit should read EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)
Sunny, a 1-year-old stray cat, was taken in by PAWS Chicago after being rescued by city animal control workers. Sunny suffered from frostbitten ears. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
CORFU - OCTOBER 04: Stray feral mother white cat, Felis catus, nursing her cute black kittens at Paleokastritsa in Corfu, , Greece (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

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