Rec hunters to help with Kakadu cat cull?


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A Federal Government agency is looking at using sporting shooters to cull feral cats in Kakadu National Park.

A federal government agency is looking at using sporting shooters to cull feral cats in Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park.

According to an article 9news.com website, Director of National Parks, Sally Barnes, said the Kakadu board was keen to use recreational shooters as part of its cat management project and was undertaking preliminary talks.

Ms Barnes said she was happy for sporting shooters to operate in the National Parks as long as it was well controlled and safety was taken into consideration. The managers of National Parks in many others states could learn from the wisdom and open-mindeness of Ms Barnes!

If you want further information on this story, you can read a transcript of this in-depth ABC radio interview with Ms Barnes. Meanwhile, ABC Darwin has pointed out that cats aren’t the only problem in Kakadu, posting these pics on Facebook of damage that feral pigs have done in the park. Maybe sporting shooters could be enlisted to help control pig in Kakadu as well?


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