Archaeologists are trying to evict 200 cats from Roman ruins12/5/2012
There's a battle brewing between archaeologists and animal lovers in Rome (and we swear this isn't the plot of the next Indiana Jones movie). Archaeologists at ruins where some believe Julius Caesar was stabbed oppose an on-site animal shelter. The Torre Argentina Cat Shelter Association opened among the crumbling temples twenty years ago, houses over 200 cats and has become something of a tourist attraction itself. Negotiating, the archaeologists proposed the cats stay — although without the shelter. Rome's superintendent of culture is fighting for the shelter. "As an institution, the cats of Rome are older than the marble columns," he said. [Source]
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Should the cat shelter be allowed to stay?