Jersey could be the first place in the British Isles to extend legal protection for cats in road accidents.
Under the current law, if a driver hits a dog or a horse, they must immediately report it to the police.
If they hit a cat, there is no such protection in the the law - The Highway Code simply asks they call the animal shelter if possible.
Jersey politicians will now hold a formal consultation on updating the laws, making it mandatory for motorists who hit a cat to report it to the police.
It comes after an online petition was signed over 5,000 times.
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