27 Dec 2009

Cats and dogs banned from new UK housing estate 'to protect wildlife'

For many people, owning a cat or a dog is one of life's greatest joys.


But that simple pleasure will be denied home-buyers on a new housing development in a controversial move under European legislation to protect local wildlife.

Both cats and dogs are forbidden on a new estate in Farnborough, Hampshire because of rare bird species on heathland more than a mile away.

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