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Ascension Island (Cats)

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the control of feral cats in Ascension Island.

Ascension Island services and the Royal Air Force periodically undertake cat culls to ensure that the feral cat population does not increase to a level at which it becomes a serious threat to public health or the bird life of the Island. The most recent was last month, when 35 cats were destroyed. The next is scheduled for June. In 1986, 273 feral cats were destroyed.