Depending on the jurisdiction, cats often do have the legal right to roam free if they are spayed/neutered and have a current rabies vaccination. I made sure when I bought my house that the local laws allowed cats to roam free.
How special for those jurisdictions.
I was aware of those laws, but I knew my comment #12 would strike a nerve. :)
That's why we use Havahart traps on our family farm...a stray animal's rights stop at our property line.
Same goes for dogs.
My attitude is simple: pet owners should keep their animals out of my yard and off our farm and we'll get along fine.