And the trend continues. The Canadian city of Peterborough in the province of Ontario has just passed a bylaw that will make it unlawful for cats to roam. The new bylaw will “mandate cat owners to license their felines and keep them on their own property or on property on which they’ve received permission to
Barely a month after hearing about a Palmerston North man convicted of catching his neighbour’s cat in a leg-hold trap, we have this from today’s Hawke’s Bay Today: …cats get a bad rap, despite the fact they don’t bark incessantly and lay waste anywhere they like. They do wander, and it is clear there are
Unfortunately, we cannot assume that all humans are decent and compassionate towards animals – including our pets. This is from today’s New Zealand Herald: A man captured a neighbour’s pet cat in a leg-hold trap to prevent it from hunting birds on his property. Paul Parsons was convicted on a charge of using a prohibited
Yolanda van Heezik, a senior lecturer in zoology at Otago University, says many New Zealanders don’t feel they need to do anything to control their pet cat.