Cats have been loved by humans for thousands of years.
They were first domesticated in China to handle pests, but in Australia, cats have become a pest themselves.
A single housecat can be responsible for 186 native animal deaths a year.
If they’re fat white fluffy pet cats or straggly strays; the unfortunate truth is that cats have a hugely negative impact on Australia’s native wildlife.
Canberra is at the forefront of change.
From July 2022 newly purchased cats will have to be contained to their owners homes. Why is this and will it help regenerate native wildlife?