Judge orders woman to get rid of 50 cats
THE HAGUE: A woman who shares her house in the Netherlands with five dozen cats has been ordered by a judge to get rid of 50 of them, the ANP news agency reported yesterday.
The woman has been using her front and back yards and all of the rooms of her house in the town of Sint Annaparochie to shelter stray cars, it said.
Neighbors complained and the woman was fined by municipal authorities-promting her to approach a judge for relief. But the court agreed that 60 cats were to many and gave the woman until November 1 to get rid of the majority of her feline companions. She may keep 10.
source: sidelights/Arab News
Domestic Cat (Felis catus), is a small feline carnivore that has been domesticated for several millennia. The cat was originated from an ancestral wild species. Felis Silvestris, the European, and African Wild Cats.
The cats were first domesticated by Ancient Egyptians in 4000 BC, to keep mice and rats away from the grain stores.They regarded cats as embodiments of the goddess Bast, also known as Bastet or Thet; the penalty for killing a cat was death, and when a cat died it was sometimes mummified in the same way as a human.
The term cat most commonly means a domestic cat, although it can also be used to refer to the other members of the feline family. For example lions, tigers, jaguars, or as the big cats.