WALESVILLE, S.C. — Cat toys are coming to South Carolina.
A state legislator wants to get rid of the boxes and make them available to the public.
“I just think it’s really important for the public to see what the product is,” Sen. Richard Black said.
Cat toys cost between $50 and $200.
The state is looking to get more cat toys out to the market.
“We don’t know how to get them to market and we can’t do that unless we get rid [of them],” Black said of the cat toys.
The legislature has a plan to get cat toys on the market, but the legislation hasn’t gotten any traction.
South Carolina has more cats than dogs, so there are more opportunities to get toys into the market if they are used responsibly.
Black says the cat toy industry needs more awareness.
“Cat toys, as far as the cat owner is concerned, they’re really for kids, and it’s a great product for kids.
So I think it is an important issue, and I’m very interested in trying to figure out what’s going to happen,” Black said, adding that he hopes the legislation is passed soon.
“Right now, we have a cat population that is in danger of disappearing.
We have a huge population of cats in the state, and so we have an opportunity to save those cats.”