Should cat owners be finned for allowing their cats to deficate in other people's gardens?Posted by: SomethingRoyal
When I walk my dogs, I can rightfullybe penalized for failing to pick up my dogs mess, so why should this be any different for cats? If my dog entered so,embodies garden and done his business on somebody's flower bed, I could get my dog removed, while on the other hand I have to tolerate cat urine and cat feces. Fair? Hay or nay.
Yes there should be a fine
No there shouldn't
I am a cat lover and have always owned cats. That being said, I believe that cats, especially in urban and suburban environments belong strictly indoors. Indoor cats live much longer healthier lives than outdoor cats. Furthermore, outdoor cats kill up to 3.7 billion birds in the U.S. alone. This must stop and is an environmental disaster. If applying fines to cat owners whose cats use other people's property as a litter box encourages them to keep them indoors, then I am all for it.
No one should be finned, whatever that means 'shudder'. I totally agree that they should be fined, though.
Cats are free agents, if you want your lawn protected get a repellent.
You cannot train a cat to that of a dog. A cat using the toilet in somebody's garden is discrete and doesn't cause any problems. A dog does not learn to leave their faeces in soil and dig it up, whilst naturally a cat does.
I am a dog owner myself, and prefer dogs to cats. That said, cat owners should not be fined for that. When a dog leaves fecal matter on someone else's property or public property, then you're probably taking your dog for a walk, and so you can see the faeces left behind. Therefore you can clean it up, and as it's your pet and your responsibility, you should clean it up. Cats however wander off and so you're likely nowhere nearby when they leave behind their droppings. So you cannot clean it up, regardless of whether you should or not.