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Me-no-w! New Zealand Man Wants to Ban Cats

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Me-no-w! New Zealand Man Wants to Ban Cats

From Instagram star Snoopy to Facebook personality Colonel Meow, the Interwebz loves its felines.

One man in New Zealand clearly doesn't share the sentiment, since he's putting out a nationwide call to eradicate cats. Maybe he's just never had his heart melt at the sight of Maru in a box.

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Why would anyone wish such a horrible thing? According to Gareth Morgan, a New Zealand businessman, a cat-free country would bring bird songs back to cities and improve native bird life. Check out his infographic below explaining why they're so awful (complete with a cartoon cat that says, "I Love to Kill!").

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On Twitter, Morgan created #catstogo to spread the campaign, but parody account @NotGarethMorgan provides hilarious insight into what might really be going on in Morgan's head.

New Zealand has the most cat owners in the world with 1.419 million Kiwi kitties, says a study by the country's Companion Animal Council. As a result of the large numbers, the cats pose a threat to native birds and have already contributed to the extinction of nine species on the island.

Aside from getting a bell for your pet, neutering it and keeping it inside, Morgan encourages people to "make this cat your last."

What would Grumpy Cat say?

Learn more about the damage cats do to our wildlife in New Zealand

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This story originally published on Mashable here.

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