The problem with cats
Feral and domestic cats are responsible for the decline of many of our native bird, mammal and reptile species in Australia. Irresponsible cat owners who let their animals roam freely are to blame. You can’t blame the cats; they are natural hunters and will seek any source of food.
Local council restricts cat numbers
In the light of my first paragraph it is then pleasing to hear that Mitcham Council in suburban Adelaide last night passed a bylaw restricting the numbers of cats in its area.
In addition to the two-cat restriction, Mitcham cat owners will be required to register and microchip the animals. Cat owners are permitted to own more than two cats if they can convince the council they are not impacting negatively on the community and they are properly cared for.
You can read the whole article here: Adelaide Advertiser.
They didn’t go far enough in my opinion. They should have also provided for compulsory desexing of all cats registered.