In New Zealand, a school set up a competition to reduce the local feral cat population by asking children to shoot cats dead. After a huge outcry, this crazy idea was abandoned. But it does raise the issue: what is the best way to control feral cat populations? The obvious and humane answer is Trap Neuter and Release schemes – these have been used very effectively across Ireland, but their use is limited due to lack of funding.
Listen to the podcast discussion on this below.
To sign the petition looking for government funding for Trap Neuter Release schemes in Ireland, see here