well cat owners are encouraged to keep cats inside and this is even enforced (by legislation)in some shires that are bounded by National Parks. All cat owners are encouraged to fit a bell to the collar of their cat but from my experience they need a fire engine siren..<br><br>but the fact remains that there are 21 or more feral cats to every person in Australia.. frown which means that some 65 million native birds are eaten EVERY year)... not much time left for our unique birdlife when you consider that we are cutting the trees they live in at the rate of 500% faster in the last 10 years than in all the years we have been here and that is still despite the fact that this is an unenlightened approach to land management.. <br><br><br>In one Kilometre of creek bed the army shot 1500 cats as they had eaten every single animal in the local food chain and had only themselves left to eat (they were living in the eagles nests at the very tops of the trees, having killed and eaten the eagles too).<br>..<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TreeBeard on 05/27/01 00:54 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>

but where will we be when the future comes?