Singapore’s strict domestic cat ownership rules are ahead of the world

Singapore is ahead of the world on domestic cat ownership including licensing and general regulations

I am a fan of domestic cat licensing and regulation. I am a fan of using the law to force an improvement in domestic cat caregiving. This is to improve animal welfare and reduce the number of feral cats in the world. There is far too much feral cats suffering. Singapore is ahead of …

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Impose strict proactive rules to solve the feral cat problem

Proactively solving the feral cat problem worldwide through strict liability laws and tougher punishments

Over many years, the experts and the websites have discussed the so-called “feral cat problem”. This is the procreation of domestic cats that become unwanted and which procreate in the wild and create feral cats. The root cause of this problem is unsatisfactory cat ownership. Once you don’t neuter and spay cats and they …

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Claimed that UK’s Pet Abduction Bill may criminalise kindly interactions with street cats

Newspaper claims that “Calling ‘here puss’ to a cat in the street may become a criminal offence” in the UK when the Pet Abduction Act becomes law. Really?

By “street cats” I mean a domestic cat walking around the street, on the pavement or sidewalk because they are indoor/outdoor cats. As you may know the UK Parliament is currently debating a new law called the Pet Abduction Bill which is intended to improve upon the Theft Act 1968 in respect of the …

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Difficulties in enforcing some animal laws

Difficulties in enforcing some animal welfare laws

In this article I address two examples of difficulties in enforcing animal laws; one from the United States and the other from the United Kingdom. Having read the stories I was struck by the commonality of the problem: how to enforce well-intentioned and good animal laws which either protect the animals or people or …

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You can help save the lives of rescue animals in Colorado (1st Feb 2024)

You can help save the lives of rescue animals in Colorado (1st Feb 2024)

Colorado’s legislature is discussing a new animal welfare law. It is before the House Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources Committee. That sounds a bit boring but this is an important law which people in America can help push through. The law would make it obligatory for Colorado animal shelters to notify qualified and licensed …

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UK government supports making cat and dog theft a specific crime

Pet theft may become a specific crime in the England and N. Ireland

NEWS AND COMMENT – UK: The Pet Abduction Bill is being debated in the House of Commons at Parliament which if passed will make the theft of cats and dogs a specific criminal offence in England Wales and Northern Ireland. Comment: this must be a response to what some might regard as a surge …

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Cary, a North Carolina town, has a cat leash law which is more than 50 years old

Cary, a town in North Carolina, USA, has imposed cat leash laws on its residents for the past 50 years and more.

The New York Post reports on a North Carolina town called Cary where the administrators have imposed a cat leash law for more than 50 years, which may surprise many people. Even today, it is highly unusual for a local authority to impose a cat leash law on its residents. But in Cary it …

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