Tracking places implementing/considering banning cats & dogs

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The village of Omaui, on New Zealand’s South Island, proposed not allowing residents to replace their cats after they die, in an effort to protect New Zealand’s native animals. Other places – particularly colonized islands – are considering similar measures to protect their own wildlife. 

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Australia

April 2018:

  • Australian island proposes banning cats and dogs –  Cats and dogs on North Stradbroke Island, within the Australian state of Queensland, could be banned according to a leaked draft resolution proposed by government and community groups. The leaked document cites at least 24 incidents of domestic dog attacks on kangaroos, wallabies and koala, resulting in 23 deaths, within six months (RedandCity bulletin).

Tasmania

June 2015:

  • Tasmanian Bruny Island considers banning cat ownership –  The community is considering imposing a ban on cat ownership to reduce the number of feral cats, which some local farmers say threatens livestock by bringing disease. If there is support it could be made into local council law (ABC).

New Zealand

August 2018:

  • Council in Omaui region of New Zealand’s South Island proposes banning cats – The council called for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be neutered, microchipped and registered. After a pet cat dies, residents would then not be allowed to get another (The Guardian). The proposal is designed to protect New Zealand’s native animals.

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