Mandatory cat registration ends ‘trap, neuter, return’ policy in ACT

October 31st, 2022

Canberra Times, Other, 30/10/2022, Alex Crowe
A national commitment to invasive species management will see new technologies deployed to control feral cats, as the ACT phases out its trap, neuter, return policy. The ACT is the last jurisdiction to scrap the program, which saw stray cats trapped, desexed and then returned to the streets. […] The CSIRO is investigating the use of gene drive technology which spreads a genetic trait, such as sex, through a pest population’s DNA, increasing the likelihood of offspring inheriting that gene.

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