Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese CGI studio, has released its satirical take on the campaign by Gareth Morgan to ban cats from New Zealand.
As The Inquisitr has previously reported, Morgan — an economist and climate-change activist — wants to rid New Zealand of kitties to protect the country’s native wildlife including an outstanding array of native birds. His website, Cats to go, claims that cats are wiping out the island nation’s native bird species.
The Guardian has more on Gareth Morgan’s crusade against cats:
“He does not recommended owners euthanize their cats: ‘Not necessarily, but that is an option,’ he admits, but rather neuter them and not replace them when they die. The economist and well-known businessman also suggests cats remain indoors and local governments make registration mandatory …
“For thousands of years, New Zealand’s birds flourished with no predators. Some species, such as the kiwi, even became flightless. But the arrival of mankind and its introduction of predators, including cats, dogs and rodents, has wiped out some native species and endangered many others.”
Morgan’s proposal has stirred up a lot of controversy in New Zealand, because as 3 News reports,
“Per capita, New Zealanders own more cats than any other country. Nearly half of all Kiwi households have at least one cat — many have more. There are in excess of 1 million cats in the country, all genetically coded to kill.”
What do you think of Morgan’s suggestion for phasing out pet cats to protect the environment?
Watch the (partially NSFW) NMI video about Gareth Morgan’s initiative to rid his country of felines: