A Nation Tries to Impose a Curfew on Cats

From a Wall Street Journal story by Mike Cherney headlined “A Nation Tries to Impose a Curfew on Cats. Good Luck.”:

SYDNEY—Alison Clifton’s tuxedo cat, Moriarty, loves being outside so much he refuses to eat breakfast before a morning stroll. For Dr. Clifton, that risks a legal cat-astrophe.

Her suburb near the Australian city of Adelaide has made it illegal for pet cats to leave their owner’s property alone between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. To keep Moriarty from a life of crime, but also allow him some fresh air and exercise, Dr. Clifton straps him in a harness, attaches a leash and takes him for a walk, often four times a day.