Cat law not necessary
February 27, 2020
Last week’s Ledger had a letter, “City should have restrictions for cats…..”.
It would seem that the words of Governor Aldlai Stevenson are most appropriate. “It is within the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming.”
Governor Stevenson included that sentence in his one-page veto of piece of state legislation relating to having cats on leashes in 1949. It was a most fitting presentation of why such legislation is not proper and the logic of that one-page veto is still applicable today.