Different countries have different viewpoints about cats. The ferals of Australia are a serious environmental concern, which must be addressed sooner rather than later. In Kotor, Montenegro, town ferals/pets are a tourist draw.
Pet lovers will of course be protective of their “innocent” moggies. Bird lovers will have a different viewpoint – especially those without a feline pet.
I’m on the fence on this one. Yes, where ferals are out of control, they must be controlled. Where pets are cared for by their loving owners, who then is to say that they should restricted, especially when there are other more sinister reasons for declines in avian populations?
My daughter keeps her cats totally under control. They were bred as house cats and never leave the protection of her home. Good girl!