There is now an activist website, Dontshootthecat.com, stirring up action to prevent this from happening. There was a vote on "Question 62" this past Monday, the 11th; it's a sort of census vote, to see if people would want to vote on this becoming a law. And although it was close, the total vote was 6,830 in favor of shooting kitties and 5,102 opposed.
Scary, sad and sick. I think it's time to start boycotting cheddar.