OPINION: Wednesday's Taranaki Daily News had two news stories which stand in stark contrast to each other.
Gareth Morgan wants to get rid of all cats, because ''cats are a major player in the destruction of native birds'' and New Zealand has ''a feline population of 1.4 million''.
Sir David Attenborough looks at the world quite differently. The human population of the planet is a far greater problem than that of cats: ''We are a plague on the Earth.''
Humans have played a much greater role in the extinction of native species than cats, and have ruthlessly exploited natural resources and caused pollution on a huge scale.
Gareth Morgan suggests that people should not replace a pet cat when it dies. Cats might well consider not replacing their humans when they die.
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Sugar and spice and all things nice – that’s what Millie Lees is made of.
With a giant fluffy coat and the voice of a star Kimbra took Womad by storm.
Last night thousands packed the TSB Bowl of Brooklands to soak up a world of music.
Twenty more Fitzroy Yachts staff were given their marching orders this week.
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