posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 03:04 AM
Wow, just.. wow. I have been lurking on this site for many years now and this is probably the most disturbing thread I've ever seen. Just out of
sheer, morbid curiousity, I've read through the entire thing, every page. I am very disturbed, but it's so bizarre that I'm having trouble wording
it properly, but I will try.
It is very hard to take the OP seriously and gets harder with each post made. You rail on cats for destroying ecosystems and threatening native
wildlife, and although you have admitted that humans do more damage, you don't seem to really believe that. As others said, you do seem to have some
serious issues mentally and I'm not trying to be mean by saying that. Let's compare how many species were pushed to extinction primarily because of
humans vs. how many were made extinct primarily because of cats. Oil spills, dumping trash in oceans (trash which, by the way, has formed several
decent sized garbage islands floating around in the oceans), air pollution, hunting animals for their fur, tusks or whatever else not related to food,
habitat destruction and others I'm surely forgetting. You want to direct blame at the main culprit, it's right there in front of you. It's people
and you are a part of it if you advocate killing animals for personal reasons, cats or otherwise.
Let me just expand this argument. What if we, say, killed black people in the US because they aren't native to the land? By your rationale, we should
also kill rabbits, several species of deer, wild goats, numerous bird species, numerous reptilian species, fish, crustaceans, molusks, insects and
plants. After all, those deer are eating native plants and grass and so are those insects. The birds are eating native worm species and ruining
property by pooping all over it. Does that mean I should shoot birds? The same you say about cats can be said about hundreds of other species. Should
we kill those too because we "allow" them to do this? You are focusing on one animal that has a minimal impact when compared to other more
destructive life forms especially us. Also, I refuse to believe that cats are killing enough koalas or wombats to make an impact based on size
You have let your personal disdain for one animal cloud your judgement. You speak of being an animal lover, then talk about shooting people's pets.
You talk out both sides of your mouth. If you care so much about the extinction of animal species, then rail on humans. They/we are the main cause of
the decline of animal species by FAR, it's not even close. Are you up in arms when forest land is being destroyed so we can build a mall or food
Also, the problem with dogs is they are led around by their nose and will follow it *anywhere* with reckless abandon. They won't hesitate to run out
into the street if they smell something on the other side. Dogs have tunnel vision in this way, so blaming a cat or any animal because the dog decided
to chase into a street and get hit by a car is the fault of the owner and the dog, who is only following it's instinct. So, by your own logic, I
should be allowed to shoot your dog if it got away from you and I catch it crapping on my lawn? Dog urine kills grass and plants fairly easily, by the
way. So, is that ok then? Can I kill your dog if I find it on my lawn? Actually, why should I even ask? Obviously, that's perfectly alright as
you've demonstrated in your argument against cats.
Even more than all that, just the advocation of killing someone's pet with such conviction in an almost sociopathic way is why dozens of people in
this thread say you have mental issues and I tend to agree with that based on your display in this thread. You have a very cold, crass way of
presenting yourself and that is quite disturbing, more so than any cat doing what it's designed to do. I would think the dingo has caused more damage
than all cats combined in Australia and guess what, it's a dog! Well, that does it. I'm gonna start shooting dogs, even if they are pets, because of
the dingo. Think that's crazy? Good, because so is your argument.
Cats, unless they are feral, are part of people's families. I wonder, would you also shoot someone's kids for being on your property or is it just
the defenseless (to a gun or even knowing they should run) cats? . The threat to Australia is in the form of FERAL cats, not people's pets. If you
have a right to kill my cat even if it's the first time it got out, regardless of circumstances, then I have a right to shoot your dog on sight if it
escapes from you. Simple little equation.
The difference is cats were designed to hunt, that's what they do. Sometimes, they can get out of the house and they have no capacity to think and
reason. You, on the other hand, do and if this is the best you can come up with, then sorry to say, but there's something not quite right with you.
It seems you are not too far removed from the reasoning of a cat or dog.