The perversity of Germany: let Jihadis roam free, but put cats on a leash

Cat owners in Germany may soon have to keep their pets on a leash, under new government proposals.

The policy is not simply the latest manifestation of the Teutonic love for an orderly society, however.

The country, it seems, is suffering from an overpopulation of stray cats, and the agriculture ministry has identified the culprit: un-neutered pet tomcats.

Animal rights activists have been busy neutering stray cats only to find the pampered tomcats are undoing all their hard work, by wandering around and impregnating stray females at will.

So Christian Schmidt, the agriculture minister, has come up with a solution. Un-neutered German tomcats will no longer be allowed to roam free.

Pet owners will be given a choice: they must either neuter their tomcats, or keep them locked up or on a leash.

“It is necessary to limit or prohibit the free movement of male house and farm cats capable of reproduction for a limited time,” a new Animal Welfare Report issued by the minister said.

“Either castrate your cat or don’t let him out of the house,” is the official advice to pet-owners.

Germany has about one million stray cats, according to government figures.

Another missing million.

And with a deep sense of irony, I also note the following


Germany is well and truly screwed when it is dealing to a stray cat problem more robustly than having their borders overrun by “refugees”.


– Justin Huggler, Telegraph, via Stuff

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.