Editor's Viewpoint: Animal charity ensures pet cat leaves a lasting legacy
It is rarely that a cat can be said to have left a positive legacy. But the fate of Gemini which was turned into biofuel after being knocked down in Londonderry so touched an animal charity that it has forced the authorities here to introduce a new province-wide policy. Any animal killed on the roads in future will be automatically scanned for a microchip so that it can be returned to its owner if desired to permit them to bury it.
Only a pet owner could empathise with the distress of Gemini's owner when she found out what happened to it and credit is due to the CatsMatter charity which has forced the Department of Infrastructure to take its more humane approach to roadkill.