Australia plans to kill millions of feral cats by "airdropping sausages laced with poison" 4 months ago

Australia plans to kill millions of feral cats by "airdropping sausages laced with poison"

They are taking drastic measures.

The Australian government has plans to airdrop poisonous sausages across the country in an effort to kill millions of feral cats, according to reports.

According to The New York Times, the Australian government has plans to kill two million feral cats in the country by the year 2020.

Planes distributing the poisoned treats, which are produced at a factory close to Perth, drop 50 sausages every kilometre in the areas where the cats roam free.

After the sausages are airdropped from the sky, cats who consume them die within 15 minutes. They're made with kangaroo meat, chicken fat, herbs, spices and a type of poison.

Dr Dave Algar, who helped develop the poison recipe, said he used his cats to test the taste of the sausages before adding the poison to check the flavour.

"They've got to taste good", he told The New York Times. "They are the cat's last meal."

Many reports suggest that since they were first introduced by European settlers, feral cats have helped drive an estimated 20 mammal species.

Still sounds like something out of a horror movie to us...