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must be on leads on Hungary town's streets
Tuesday 24th April 2001
A town in Hungary has issued new regulations saying cats can only be taken on to the street on leads.
The local council in Lorinc says anyone found not obeying the new regulation will be fined the equivalent of £75.
Officials say the measure will protect the public from the "dangerous menace of free range cats" and any feline found running free in future can be shot by hunters.
Karoly Sarsosi, a spokesman for the council, said there had been a number of incidents
where cats had attacked people walking on the street.
He added that cat owners would also be made legally responsible for the actions of their pets in such incidents.
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