New Zealand's prime minister has sprung to the defence of his country's cat population.
Animal-lover John Key got into the scrap with his cabinet over the suggestion that a 'two cat' policy should be inflicted on pet owners because the natural predator is endangering their native flightless bird, the Kiwi.
Key is the proud owner of 'Moombeam' and strongly defended his kitty and all kitty owners.
He said: "Some people are going to have lots of cats and some people are going to have few. The government isn't going to limit the number of cats people can own."
China is the only other country to inflict a similar system of a 'one dog policy' in 2006.