One upon a time, way way back when domestic cats became feral, there was a hue and cry in Washington about felines running freely unconstrained by statute and regulation. The politicians met in secret committee (as usual) and vigorously debated the ramifications of such independence.
"What would happen if the people get the same idea?" they exclaimed. "We can't allow these free range cats to set an example, we must put a stop to it!"
Congress agreed and passed the MEOW Act.
The MEOW (Make Everyone Obligate to Washington) Act requires all persons to license items of personal property such as but not limited to: cats, birds of prey and chipmunks (North American variety, all others, exempted).
Also, cockatoos and parrots that exhibit foul and vulgar language must be registered as "Elocution Offenders" and be placed in a national database to be monitored by the FBI (Federal Bird Intelligence).
There was a photo op with the president and the major congressional sponsors as they smiled smugly and watched the Chief Executioner sign the bill into law. The country is once again safe from these dangerous animals.
However the hard-working congress is not done. They are going right back to work on more legislation to guard against unruly canines.
It will be called the WOOF (Washington Obligates Our Freedoms) Act. Bow wow to us all.