How Many Cats Should You Be Allowed To Own?

An Adelaide council is seeking to introduce a new law to limit the number of cats residents are allowed to keep. The new bylaw will only allow two cats per household which must be desexed and microchipped. In addition, new fines will apply for owners of “nuisance cats.” Do you think this a sensible law or an affront to civilians’ rights? Discuss…

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“At its Tuesday meeting, [Burnside] council voted to adopt a cat bylaw which would limit the number of felines in any household in the eastern Adelaide municipality to two,” reports Adelaide Now. “Councillors voted 10 to 2 in favour of the new law.”

The new bylaw will require ratification by the State Government and a period of public consultation before it comes into effect. In the event that it passes, a permit system would be introduced for people who wanted to keep three or more cats. We wonder what professional breeders make of all this?

We’re curious to hear what our readers think. Should Australians be limited to a set number of pet cats, or should it be judged on a case-by-case basis? Is two more than enough for everyone or should the law max out at three-to-five? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

[Adelaide Now]

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