A strange controversy has erupted in a German town after authorities ordered that all cats must be put on lockdown for the summer in order to protect an endangered bird species living in the area. According to a local media report, the bizarre ban on outdoor feline frolicking was enacted earlier this week in the community of Waldorf. The peculiar pet prohibition is due to the town being home to a small population of crested lark, which is a highly threatened species of bird that has a breeding season over the next few months. Hoping for some precious newborns to be produced this summer, conservation officials have taken aim at what they see as their most perilous threat: cats roaming the community.
More on this story at the Coast to Coast AM website.