Morrissey has spoken out against Australia’s plan to cull two million feral cats by 2020, calling the animals “two million smaller versions of Cecil the lion,” reports the Guardian.
According to Australia’s environment minister, feral cats are responsible for killing an extraordinary number of native species each day, contributing significantly to Australia having the worst mammal extinction rate in the world. His office has called the estimated twenty million feral cats living in Australia a “tsunami of violence and death,” and, as a solution, has blended a special poison for the two million cats it plans to exterminate.
The chemical, in what might not be the most sensitive of moves, is called “Curiosity”—as in “curiosity killed the cat.” Morrissey is unhappy with the toxin, and has raised questions about the supposed humanitarian death it brings. Read more on Australia’s plan to cull feral cats and Morrissey’s objections via the Guardian.