YOURLifeChoices member Nautilus has posted on our Meeting Place about the ridiculous investigation into the existence of big cats in Victorian bushland. Is this a waste of money and resources? Does anyone care if big cats roam the land in Australia?
Opinion – Fact, fiction or nobody cares?
Millions of dollars have been spent trying to prove the existence of ‘mythical creatures’. Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster and North America has Big Foot. Despite the time and money spent and the development of technology, which should be able to ‘capture’ proof, we are no surer that such creatures exist. So why then is the Victorian Government allocating money and manpower to an investigation into big cats, when it can’t even see fit to pay our teachers what they are worth?
Do we need to know if big cats really exist? Are they becoming the scourge of rural Victoria? Will their numbers soon be such that we will be in danger of being over run by people-eating pussycats?
As you can perhaps tell, I couldn’t give two hoots whether there is a magnified moggy roaming the bushland of Victoria. Quite frankly, there are more important things to be concerned about. However, I don’t begrudge those who are keen to prove the existence of big cats the opportunity to do so, I just think they should be spending their own time and money. I don’t think it’s a matter for a state government who have been particularly inactive, or have backtracked on every single pre-election policy made.
If Ted Baillieu is keen to find out if there is a potential epidemic of giant feral felines heading our way, then I suggest he dons his safari gear and heads off to find them himself. After all, he seems to be doing little else.
Is Debbie being too dismissive of the search for Victoria’s big cats? Is it a clever use of state money and resources? Or do you agree that it would be ‘nice to know’ but not essential?