A call has been mounted for all cats to be banned from a village in Cambridgeshire – with felines branded "unwanted pests".
A petition submitted to the government has said it should be illegal to own a cat in Sawtry.
The feline-phobic resident who wants to bring in the ban has also said cats should be "eradicated" from village life.
The petition claims the "innocent village of Sawtry" has seen a "drastic influx of certain unwanted pests" in recent years, Cambridge News reports.
"I’m talking of course about cats," wrote the resident.
"I would like to make illegal any ownership of the animals in the village so as they might eventually be eradicated."
With a population of around 6,500 residents, Sawtry lies between Huntingdon and Peterborough.
Luckily for Sawtry moggies, the government has rejected the petition – indicating that local cat population was not something it or Parliament could help with.
The Government’s response suggested the anti-cat campaigner raise the issues with their local councillors instead.
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