Originally posted by starchild10
Having just stumbled on a dead pheasant, a dead vole and a dead songbird on the lane outside my house, I think cats are vermin no better than foxes. I
would cull each and everyone personally if I got half a chance. Here kitty kitty....
I wonder what they taste like?
I know this is just trolling but it's a good opportunity to remind my fellow cat owners that we do need
to be responsible and mindful of the concerns of our neighbors if we have cats who go outdoors or if we become aware of a problem with growing numbers
of strays in the neighborhood.
Cats are domesticated creatures conditioned over the ages to be dependent on us for care and are not part of the natural environment natively. If
abandoned and left to fend for themselves they can cause negative impact on wild native species. This is a human failing not a feline one and cause
for human and humane solutions. People who truly have that star child "indigo" affinity would know this and would be part of the solution, as my
parents have done countless times often in conjunction with organizations who rescue or manage feral cat populations. It is always pleasantly
surprising how many "feral" cats prove able to tame and adoptable, again reminding us that generations of domestication can not be undone overnight.
In the case of housecats allowed to roam, it is the responsibility of the owner to keep an ear out for neighborhood complaints and be receptive to any
concerns and be open to addressing them, lest you risk a fed up neighbor like the person who posted harming your beloved pet.
But here is an observation I'd like to make to Starchild. I have seen more harm come to nature from boys and sometimes girls aged between eight and
eighteen than I've ever seen from cats. There was last summer an unfortunate fad where boys use high powered vision damaging laser devices (much
stronger than the red lasers) to torment ducks and geese in local ponds where I live. I've seen and stopped children tormenting squirrels and pelting
baby birds with stones. And roaming dogs have caused a lot of mayhem, too. There were a lot of those where I grew up thanks to the drug thugs always
having some get loose or they just got sick of them or whatever. Since irresponsibility isn't limited to lower economic classes, I also saw an off
leash lab lunge and get a good bite on a gull at the beach while the ignoramus owner walked along oblivious or possibly approving since a lot of
people do hate gulls. (I was too far away too say or do anything). By your reasoning we should be killing and eating all children and all dogs.
Repent bad human! Or Basement cat shall pounce on your soul! Throw yourself upon the mercy of ceiling cat. An offering of cat nip couldn't hurt,
edit on 27-12-2011 by SheeplFlavoredAgain because: Fixing my poor writing.