posted on Jun, 12 2015 @ 09:39 AM
originally posted by: rukia
no offense but while you are entitled to your opinion, none of what you said negates any of what I said.
Yes. That's why I said that I agreed with the rest of your post. I was only in disagreement with the declawing (which is impossible to justify), and
the outdoor aspect.
I think letting pet cats outdoors is cruel.
How is it cruel when that's what they WANT? They are originally from the wild and can survive perfectly fine out there. Obviously there is more risk
to the animal's health, but same with humans. If you stay in your house all day you will never have to worry about disease, car accidents, many
carcinogens and other potential life shortening factors. But then again, your life wouldn't be much fun if you never left the house, right? I find
it much more cruel to force a cat to stay cooped up inside all day.
Take my advice or leave it. All's I do is put it out there. If you have a problem with that then either do your own research and prove me wrong
or take your personal experience and bias elsewhere.
And I'll say the same exact thing about my advice. I wasn't trying to prove you wrong, I was giving my opinion based on my experience as a lifelong
You see, I feel compelled to point out that what you said only goes to reinforce what I'm saying. I think what you said is all well and
good--but what you said does absolutely NOTHING to help circumvent the issue at hand which is attempting to prevent the transmission of toxoplasmosis
gondii from a cat to children.
Actually it does. The parasite is transmitted through feces. If the cat is pooping and cleaning his/her paws outside, then the risk of spreading to
your children is almost non existent. If they are pooping inside and your kids are cleaning the litter box every day or 2, I'm sorry but that's a
significantly increased risk of transmission. There's no way around that.
The point here is while opinions are all well and good, all of what I said and suggested is based on logic. If you don't understand what I mean
by that then go figure it out yourself--but don't try to tell me that I'm in any way incorrect if you don't even address the issue (& if you lack
knowledge on the subject and the science of it--).
Look, I wasn't trying to say you were wrong. I disagreed with a couple of the factors you pointed out and gave my opinion. How can you possibly
insinuate that declawing cats is based on logic? How about we remove your finger nails for life and see how you like that? Hey, you'll never spread
disease or illness from the dirt under your finger nails, so lets just get rid of them so we can logically eliminate that factor and keep you
healthier. Maybe you can see my point now?
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