Cats won’t be allowed outside under Australia’s new regulation, which is intended to stop them from killing countless native species.
According to research, each feral cat kills up to 740 local animals a year.
The WA state parliament still needs to approve the new regulation.
However, if approved, cats will be prohibited from using footpaths, verges, and roadways unless they are leashed.
All new cats in Canberra will be required to live indoors starting in the middle of this year.
While Victoria, it is already against the law for residents of Bendigo to let their cats leave their land.
The Bass Coast Shire Council in Victoria has joined a growing list of councils that forbid cats from ever leaving their owner’s property.
The new rule will go into effect on July 1 of the following year.
“We have done a lot of consultation on this and the feedback has come in strongly that this is what the community wants us to do,” she said.