Make it a legal requirement for drivers to stop and report collisions with cats in the UK

UK government won't introduce a law to make it obligatory for a driver to stop when they hit a cat

There’s been a campaign in the UK for some time to make it a legal requirement for drivers to stop and report collisions with cats. It makes sense to millions of ordinary people but it doesn’t make sense to the UK government. There was a petition which garnered 102,436 signatures. That’s why the government …

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Roads and rat poison, the biggest killers of the caracal on Cape Peninsula

Cape Peninsula caracal

NEWS AND COMMENT: It’s reported that there are fewer than 60 caracals remaining on the Cape Peninsula, that beautiful part of the world which is loved by many people. Clearly there are too many people and too many cars and too many roads. When you build roads across the habitat of a medium-sized wild …

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Is your significant other willing to do the “double check”?

Is this a dying cat or dog besides the road or a piece of bark against which a dog had peed?

Nathan Winograd has a nice way of checking whether your significant other, or significant other1 to be, is worthy of your time and affections. Nathan Winograd and Jennifer, his significant other, always doublecheck what they’ve driven passed beside the road because sometimes that “object” looks like it might have been an abandoned animal in …

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Woman recovers the bodies of cats hit by cars and reunites them with their owners

Trinity and Natalie

UK – NEWS AND COMMENT: Natalie Bennett is a star because she does something that a lot of people can’t do. She recovers the dead bodies of cats hit by cars and reunites them with their owners. At first, she was a bit squeamish about it but she now focuses on the good aspects …

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Swerving to avoid a cat on the road might be dangerous driving under the law

Cat crosses the road

Would you swerve your car when driving on the road to avoid hitting a cat? Pretty well everyone would not swerve to avoid a cat because to do so would be potentially dangerous. You have a split second to make a decision and the overriding instinct is self-preservation which means maintaining the same course …

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21 facts about cats involved in RTAs

Cat killed on the road

These facts about cats involved in road traffic accidents (RTAs) come from several studies (see base of page). The overall conclusion is one that you’d expect. Many cats are involved in RTAs and 25% die. Young male cats are most at risk. Some individual facts contain merged sub-facts and contradictions. For younger cats, a …

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Tragedy: person killed while trying to save a cat on the road

Rollinsford police and fire personnel, along with York Ambulance, responded to a fatal accident late Monday, July 12, 2021

ROLLINSFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA-NEWS AND COMMENT: This is indeed a tragedy. We don’t know whether the good Samaritan was a woman or a man but news media reports that they tried to remove a cat from the centre of the roadway on Portland Avenue. It happened at around 10:45 PM. The person was struck …

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