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Animal welfare
In or out . . . is there a dilemma for cat welfare?

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IT is encouraging to see the question being raised by Yeates and Yates (2017) concerning the welfare of cats being kept indoors or allowed to roam free, against the background of road kill data provided in the ‘Bristol Cats’ study by Wilson and others (2017). They face the culturally accepted norm of cats being allowed to leave their owners' properties, a common situation with the dog population until the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Control of Dogs Order 1992.

The ‘Bristol Cats’ study of young cats being killed or injured in road traffic …

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