There is currently a petition to DEFRA demanding a change in the law to make cat owners take responsibility for their pets (and their pet's faeces) I fully support this petition and urge you to do the same. No, it probably won't have any immediate effect and yes, it would be very difficult to ensure that cat owners take more responsibility. But things do change. And seeds have to be planted to begin the implementation of change. Should cat owners be subject to the same or similar laws to dog-owners then the cats themselves will have greater protection from un-caring owners. (many cat owners feel they are simply able to go on holiday and leave their cat un-cared for - this is cruel and very distressing for any animal however much a 'free spirit' they are - I hope that with a future change in the law this would be prevented) Laws and attitudes DO change. Children used to work mills and factories and women didn't used to be able to vote. The earth used to be viewed as flat. Worldwide the cat population is exploding. We need a change in the law. Maybe not right now, but we definitely soon will. Sow some seeds of change now. Protect your gardens AND protect cats. Please sign the petition.