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A Judge's Mixed Ruling on Israel's Cat Problem

It’s as divisive as the “are you a cat or a dog person?” question in America. Every Israeli has an opinion on the hundreds of thousands of ownerless cats that wander the country, rummaging through garbage and screeching at all hours.

Now the courts are getting involved. In a precedent-setting ruling a judge has just found a woman from Kiryat Tivon in Northern Israel guilty of causing nuisance by feeding ownerless cats and allowing them to congregate in the yard of the apartment block where she lives. He fined her… but then commended her for her compassion.

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A Judge's Mixed Ruling on Israel's Cat Problem

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