A 76-year old man protested a law prohibiting him from feeding feral cats by spending nine days in jail.
David Parton has been feeding stray cats in Gainesville, Texas, for the last 10 years. Because a city code makes feeding a stray animal a public nuisance, Parton received several fines adding up to $900. Believing that the law was wrong, Parton refused to pay the fine, opting to spend the nine days in jail instead.
So why is feeding cats illegal?