There is nothing sanctimonious liberal do-gooders wouldn’t take away from you — not even your cat:
Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. …
Morgan called on his countrymen Tuesday to make their current cat their last in order to save the nation’s unique bird species. He set up a website, called Cats To Go, depicting a tiny kitten with red devil’s horns. The opening line: “That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer.”
He doesn’t recommended people euthanize their current cats — “Not necessarily but that is an option” are the site’s exact words — but rather neuter them and not replace them when they die. Morgan, an economist and well-known businessman, also suggests people keep cats indoors and that local governments make registration mandatory.
The tactics are classic progressivism. Just as Fabian socialists like Obama don’t call for abolishing private property all at once, extermination is to be achieved through birth control. Authoritarians don’t start by confiscating guns, but by making registration mandatory.
Encouragingly, Morgan is encountering resistance. Almost half the households in New Zealand own cats.
On tips from Stormfax and Sam.