Gareth Morgan: capitalist with a cause

By Karl du Fresne In Current Affairs

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It would be an exaggeration to say Gareth Huw Thomas Morgan is reeling at the backlash from his campaign to prevent cats killing native birds, but he admits that in a long career of courting controversy, there has been nothing quite like this. In the first 24 hours after he launched his Cats to Go website – on which he declared domestic cats natural-born killers, called on councils to subject them to the same controls as dogs and urged people not to replace their feline pets when the animals died – even Morgan, a man seasoned by decades of public combat, was taken aback by the fury of the response. ...

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