Rights of Cats – level 3
A recent study in Oxford’s Journal for Environmental Law suggests that letting cats roam freely outside can damage biodiversity.
The lawyers behind this article say that if the owner of a cat lets it stay outside knowing that it can damage biodiversity, it can be considered breaking a law.
Outdoor cats in the UK are estimated to kill tens of millions of birds a year. The most commonly killed species are house sparrows, blue tits, blackbirds and starlings.
An EU spokesperson said that the European Commission supports free movement rights, including movement of cats.
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