Australia: Feral cats targeted to protect turtle hatchlings

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Rangers and conservationists concerned for the welfare of turtle hatchlings have carried out a feral cat trapping program in Exmouth. The Jurabi coastline, located on the point of the Cape Range National Park in Western Australia, is a major nesting ground for local turtle populations. In a trapping program undertaken last week, seven cats were captured and destroyed using cages and soft jaw leg traps, designed to restrain the animals without causing any physical pain. Department of Parks......

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