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New Zealand keeps wanting to ban cats simply for being cats (who love to kill.)

For years environmental activists have pointed out that New Zealand’s massive cat population (nearly half of the country’s households own them) is actually destroying endangered animal populations there, such as rare bird species. And New Zealand takes cat ownership so seriously that a small village is now officially putting forward a proposal to cut back on cat ownership for good.

CNN reports that a new “pest plan” being proposed in the town of Omaui will have residents neuter, microchip and register their cats with local authorities. But it also states that when a family’s cat dies, they can’t get a new one. (GASP)

“It’s like a police state,” one cat lover in the community told the local Otago Daily Times. “It’s not even regulating people’s ability to have a cat. It’s saying you can’t have a cat.”

“We’re not cat haters, but we want our environment to be wildlife-rich,” Omaui Landcare Charitable Trust chairman John Collins told the outlet.

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I don’t know, this sounds like cat hateration to me. And as someone who grew up with a cat who loves to kill animals and leave home for days on end hunting, it’s not as easy as sticking your cat indoors all the time. Personally, I think the cats should really lean in and stage a revolution. Just take over the whole god damn town (and maybe the world too while they’re at it.)