Americans believe in confining cats inside home. UK and Australia say, “Let them roam.”

The U.S. is supposed to be the land of freedom and independence, but not when it comes to cats. We keep our cats confined to the home.

“. . . greater than 90% of cats in the UK have daily outdoor access compared to 80% in Australia and 50-60% in the USA”

Demographics — Life and death of cats in England. O’Neill DG, Church DB, et al. Longevity and mortality of cats attending primary care veterinary practices in England. J Feline Med Surg. 2015 Feb; 17(2):125-133