Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged new money to help community groups trap and eradicate feral cats.
“There are up to 20 million feral cats taking up to four native Australian animals a night. That is over 20 billion Australian native species being destroyed a year,” Mr Hunt said on ABC’s Landline on November 2.
It’s well recognised that feral cats are a major threat to native wildlife, but are there really almost as many cats as people in Australia?
ABC Fact Check takes a look at the numbers.
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