Proposal to consult on stopping 'hit and run' for cats

12th March 2019

​An e-petition to make it law to stop 'hit and run' for cats has reached 5,385 signatures and proposals to consult on changing the law will be debated by the States on 30th April 2019.

Deputy Jeremy Maçon has lodged a proposition (P.30/2019) which asks the Ministers for Infrastructure and the Environment to consult on how to give cats protection in law by making sure drivers are required to contact the police if they hit and injure a cat.

This is the first e-petition to come to the States for debate followed by a vote. The first e-petition to reach more than 5,000 signatures asked the States to introduce fair rents and was the subject of an 'in-Committee' debate today (12th March 2019). Members discussed the topic for fair rents, but they were not required to take a vote on the matter.

As Deputy Maçon has lodged a proposition asking the States to take action on the petition asking for protection for cats, the States will, in this case, be asked to vote on whether or not to ask the Ministers to consult on changing the law.

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