AN ANIMAL welfare campaigner is calling on the Government to enforce a license for people using cross bows after a cat was shot.

Brian Abbott, 81, from the Thurrock branch of the National Animal Welfare Trust wants to see a change in the law.

The Thurrock Gazette reported on Thursday February 23 that a cat had been shot at with a bow and arrow.

Mr Abbott said: “I find it disgusting that people are shooting animals with these weapons.

“I am concerned for the animals and wildlife, these are lethal weapons and I find it disgusting that we are allowing this to continue.

“I am in contact with the Government and the Home Office about this.”

The cat is in the care of the South Essex Wildlife Hospital in Orsett.

Sue Schwar founder of the hospital said: “This does need some form of regulation, but it is like so many other things.”