As the cat population rises, so the number of rare birds and animals will fall. As more and more houses are built, less and less land is left – land such as Lodge Hill in Kent, the main breeding ground for nightingales in the UK, now earmarked for development. These birds may seek refuge in nearby scraps of scrub, but they will be rich and convenient pickings for all the moggies that move in next door.So we have to build more houses for people, but those people can't have any pet cats? Guess this silly cow is another one for Longrider's list.
Building needs to happen. So do measures to protect endangered species. A huge new estate on heathland outside Bournemouth was initially only granted approval with the guarantee of a cat-proof fence ringing its fringe. You could go further. Conditions of sale can be imposed regarding parking spaces and types of tenancy and restrictions over commercial use. Why not cat ownership, too?Why not licence progressives? They do far, far more damage.