Should feeding pets outside be illegal?

Posted at 12:51 PM, Dec 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-14 12:57:15-05

BARBERTON, Ohio – (WTKR) A ‘cat fight’ is brewing in Ohio – over a proposed ordinance that would make it a crime to feed your pet outside at night. That’s according to in Cleveland, Ohio.

According to the story, the proposed ordinace would make it illegal even on your own property, unless the animal is in an enclosed pen.

Violators will receive a $50 fine for the misdemeanor.

Some feel the ‘animal feed nuisance prevention’ ordinance is an attack on people who feed stray cats. The mayor of the town says feeding pets outside attracts unwanted animals like raccoons, possums, and skunks.

The council votes on the issue next week.

Do you agree with the ban on feeding pets outside?