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Deb Foskey – Cat Hater

By johnboy - 17 November 2005 27

Deb Foskey pushed out a horrified media release (below) this afternoon. The Liberals had mocked her anti-cat crusade!

Yes, a cat out at night is a killing machine, no question. But what sort of environment is it predating again? After we’ve bulldozed the trees, built roads, fences, houses, laid concrete all around and planted whatever we think looks pretty why exactly are we getting bent out of shape about what tiddles gets up to?

Steve Pratt rubbed salt in the wounds when he put out this mocking media release.

Interesting to see Steve standing up for the freedoms of cats considering his attitude towards the freedoms of his fellow Canberrans.

UPDATED: *THE* National Geographic have picked up on this story.

Thurs 17 Nov 2005

Roaming cats or native birds

ACT Greens MLA Deb Foskey expressed her shock today that the Liberal Party thought the destruction of native wildlife around Canberra was a trivial and laughable matter.

“Last year the ACT Greens argued for new suburbs abutting nature parks to be declared cat free” Dr Foskey said today.

“I supported the Government’s cat containment legislation today as the next best option, as it seeks to put some controls on cats near these vulnerable areas.”

“Liberal MLA’s mocked the Cat Containment Bill today, arguing that it was a waste of the Assembly’s time. Given that it seeks to limit the damage caused to small native animals by uncontrolled cats living in or near protected habitat, I can only presume that the Canberra Liberals consider the conservation of native animals and ecological systems a joke.”

“In supporting the Bill today I also argued for cat licensing and micro-chipping, and for mandatory de-sexing.”
“This is not about attacking responsible cat owners, it is about putting some controls in place to deal with very real environmental and animal welfare problems.”
“It is salutary to consider the RSPCA had to deal with 1600 unwanted kittens last year; clearly only a fraction of unplanned feline pregnancies around Canberra” Dr Foskey said.

Roland Manderson Media Advisor
ACT Greens MLA Deb Foskey Legislative Assembly for the ACT ph(02)62050551 m 0412241379
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27 Responses to
Deb Foskey – Cat Hater
Indi 3:41 pm 18 Nov 05

My question for Dr Foskey would be:

A quelle heure est le couvre-feu le chat? AND

Les keufs ont electrocuté mes chat

Thumper 3:26 pm 18 Nov 05


Nah, just a random quote….

means nothing…

Indi 2:54 pm 18 Nov 05

I’ll take a punt that the Lib members most opposed to the cat scat legislation don’t have cats…

barking toad 2:24 pm 18 Nov 05

ssanta, learn to fucking spell!

Now at the outset I must disclose that I think cats are the most useless animals alive and are only useful when rendered flat by a vehicle so they can be a frisbee substitute. I’d be happy if cats didn’t exist.

But Deb, bless her little snout troughing soul, has other reasons to ban them from the ‘burbs – she wants them out because they like to catch little birdies. Well derrr, so do those fucking big black currawongs so ban them too.

What other stupid agendas can these ageing hippie green wankers suggest.

Aren’t there any important issues for MLA’s to address – like keeping an eye on public spending so we we don’t have a budget blowout that is likely to further fuck our local health system.

But no, those issues don’t matter to Foskey. It’s the big things in her mind like cats and needles for crims.

This waste of space oxygen thief takes money under false pretences by occupying a seat in the Assembly and then perpetuates her fraud on the rest of the ACT by occupying public housing.

RandomGit 2:10 pm 18 Nov 05

She blows nuns.

Indi 1:50 pm 18 Nov 05

I’ll take the bait – thumper why the penguin reference to Dr Foskey?

Thumper 12:45 pm 18 Nov 05

penguins don’t live in public housing….

Indi 12:25 pm 18 Nov 05

I’ll bet Dr Foskey is facing a conflict of interest with the ‘cat containment’ legislation as she most likely owns a cat.

Thumper 12:13 pm 18 Nov 05

How about the whole of the ACT?

You know, a bit like a nuke free zone…

LurkerGal 10:51 am 18 Nov 05

I would like Yaralumla and Deakin to be declared deb foskey free.

ssanta 10:33 am 18 Nov 05

two words… f**king greenies.

Chris 9:22 am 18 Nov 05

Foskey has cats in her belfrey – along with all the other demonic forces in residence. God, what is wrong with this woman ? I work in Yarralumla and I believe the residents of this salubrious suburb (sadly, I’m not among them) would rather see Foskey put under control than their cats.

Mr Evil 9:09 am 18 Nov 05

I hope they introduce laws about keeping children locked up too; the little shits shouldn’t be allowed out in public, with their whining, sniffling, crying, pooing and weeing! 😉

che 8:46 am 18 Nov 05

I’m just glad that they didn’t ban cats altogether in the new suburbs

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 12:31 am 18 Nov 05

She is having a good 24 hours on RiotACT isn’t she?

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