1978 : House Cats Protected From Hunters

February 21, 2018 all-day

On February 21, 1978, 75 fifth graders jammed into Gov. William G. Milliken’s office to watch him sign into law their bill protecting house cats from hunters. The St. Clair elementary school students initiated the legislation by bombarding their state senators with letters protesting a 1929 law that made it legal to shoot cats.


MIRS News Service, February 21, 2018.

Rebecca J. Rosen, “How Humans Created Cats“, The Atlantic, December 17, 2013 :Following the invention of agriculture, one thing led to another, and ta da: the world’s most popular pet.