Looks like New Zealand is getting serious about dealing with their cat problem. Even a cat lover like me can't disagree that something has to be done about domestic cats roaming at will that inevitably leads to hunting of indigenous animals and birds. Australia has one of the worst feral cat problems in the world and it's out of control so I applaud any government prepared to do what should be done before it's too late. Surely it's not too much to expect that people who have a cat get it microchipped to identify it. Clearly asking people to take responsibility isn't enough to safeguard the wildlife from their cats, it has to be made into law for it to be effective. New Zealand policy means that any cat found roaming free that is not microchipped will be euthanised. Hash but necessary especially when the statistics deliver the shocking numbers on how cats impact on wildlife.