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Queen guitarist Brian May slams Australian council's proposed curfew for cats

Queen guitarist Brian May has slammed an Australian council's proposed curfew for cats. 

The by-laws - proposed to be introduced by the Marion Council in Adelaide - would force cat owners to lock up their felines to prevent it from roaming around between 9pm and 7am. 

The cat curfew would allow people to catch any felines that escaped their owner's homes.

May shared a photo to Instagram reacting to a newspaper story about the proposed curfew on Thursday. 

'What is catching my eye is the revolting headline that shares the front page [with Queen]. They're gonna trap cats? What miserable b*****d thought that one up,' he said.

Queen guitarist Brian May has slammed an Australian council's new curfew to trap cats

The 72-year-old said the proposal gives people the right to abuse their neighbour's animals.

He said in England there are people who look to do similar to cats because they consider them 'pests' but they fight them.

May urged those living in the South Australian city to fight the ban. 

'What are they gonna do next ? Put a curfew on birds in case they might poop on Mr. Precious's garden,' he said.

'I also note the lame attempt to try to pretend this is about protection of wild animals. It's not. And do they really think cats only scratch at night?'

Marion Council's plan would include the supply of cages to cat owners, but people would be instructed on humane uses.

People who's cats are caught outside after dark will be slapped with a $187.50 fine.

RSPCA South Australia support the concept - but have some concerns regarding the traps. 

'Unfortunately we see too often... animal cruelty related to the use of traps,' CEO Paul Stevenson told 7 News.

Mr Stevenson said it also requires a statewide approach.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Marion Council for comment. 

The by-laws would force cat owners to lock up their feline to prevent it from roaming around between 9pm and 7am (stock)