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Should it be legal to kill pet cats roaming around the neighbourhood?

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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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This is the funniest thread i have ever f&*^% read!! hahaha at least the post are.
ROTFFLMMFAO! but on subject cats are evil.... why? because a dog is mans best friend.... dog spelled backwards is GOD and the cat is the dogs natural enemy.. therefore making it evil... lol just adding to the hummor of such a random and stupid thread.... let animals be animals it nature.


Oh and btw you cant own a can it will end up owning you..... proven fact folks
edit on 17-2-2012 by punisher2012 because: the cat i just killed pressed enter before i finished.... had to go back and correct




posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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I have never heard such thoughtless dribble. You sir are not yet able to join a civilised society. We have a cat and she is my daughter. No more, no less. I love her dearly, she is a person in her own right. She loves us and shows it, she has a character. I can tell you for free that if anyone as much as bend a hair on her body, that person would have to make a hospital appointment.
Most humans, especially those like the OP or all those that agree are not only brainless but hypocrites. They go on about how cants kill pets or other animals but they themselves ponce about with guns, shooting creatures. Some so called humans believe that they can police nature by deciding what should and what shouldn't live. Let me tell you that nature doesn't need policing by idiots, it has done well before stupid humans appeared.
If anyone is bothered about their pets being eaten by cats [? never heard of that before], how about making sure that the pets are in a safe cage as cats are free roaming animals.
Oh yeah and to those neanderthal humans that believe they can go round and just kill anything, go and try to evolve a little.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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Please just bare with here, I am making a point based on personal experience. No disrespect intended.

"And what do we do about the rats?"

I live in a complex on the Costa Del Sol in Spain. The above quote was said by an older gentleman and I will never forget the look on some of the faces - especially one particular woman - who were demanding that every stray cat in our urbanization be killed.

The best part was when this particular woman asked: "What rats?"

The man replied: "Point in case, thank you for your time".

He walked out of the meeting refusing to even cast a vote, however his point was taken and the cats were left alone.

On the Costa Del Sol, the rats and cockroaches are on steroids!

Anyway, I have two cats of my very own, plus one dog. My cat's do roam the complex but are at most homebodies. I have to say, I was very shocked to read this post and to see so many agree with you.

Cat's are highly intelligent and if they are really bothering you that much, than I suggest a 'water-gun' if they come in your yard or try to get in your house. They won't forget and rest assured you won't see them again!

However, when it comes to native animals I am going to go ahead and assume your speaking of birds....??? Not sure, but anyway, whether your a creationist or you believe evolution, Cats are in fact part of the design. They are built a certain way and have incredible hunting skills - much like a lioness, bobcat, Tiger, Leopard...etc etc.

And just like every other creature on this earth, sometimes we have to hunt - or stand in line at the food-bank - to eat. To date I have woken up in the morning to a total of 4 dead birds placed lovingly at my terrace door - a gift from my Cats. An unwanted gift mind you, but a gift none-the-less.

What other animal cleans-up after themselves after going to the washroom? I have never in my entire life seen cat turd on the street...it is done in private and quickly buried.

Anyway, just my opinion and of course a Pro-bono attempt to defend the domesticated cat's of the world.

Best of luck to you!
Peace,
Dee



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 09:01 AM
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Awesome point!!!! Totally forgot to post that one in my reply.

You rock.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Neopan100
My neighbor shoots them with pellet guns..he also sets traps and takes them "away"......your guess is as good as mine as to what exactly "away" means........


Sounds like an excellent Do It Yourself solution to me.

Seeing a neighbor's cat carrying a baby squirrel across my yard definitely has an impact on my thinking.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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I have 2 cats. They are strictly indoor cats and they are perfectly happy. What some cat owners don't understand, is that when you let your cat roam, they are exposed to all kinds of danger and disease. If they encounter a sick stray cat, they can pick up disease. If they kill and eat a diseased rat or bird, they can get a disease.....or be hit by a car etc....etc. I would never let my cats roam around. They have their window perches, and their indoor cat tree to climb on, and lots of toys and attention.....you do not HAVE to let cats roam around unsupervised.

ETA another thing....my neighbor always let his cat out to roam....and one morning, I saw 2 dogs playing "tug of war" with something....it was the cat. It was still alive when he got the dogs to finally let go, but it's spine was broken, and had to be put down.
That's why my cats are indoor cats (I also don't want them getting into garbage cans and making a mess in other people's yards, or eating garbage that could make them sick)
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by StealthyKat
I have 2 cats. They are strictly indoor cats and they are perfectly happy. What some cat owners don't understand, is that when you let your cat roam, they are exposed to all kinds of danger and disease. If they encounter a sick stray cat, they can pick up disease. If they kill and eat a diseased rat or bird, they can get a disease.....or be hit by a car etc....etc. I would never let my cats roam around. They have their window perches, and their indoor cat tree to climb on, and lots of toys and attention.....you do not HAVE to let cats roam around unsupervised.


This is really not fair on the animals. They are much happier outside. If you live on a busy road then you shouldn't have a cat. on general residential streets, the amount of cats that get run over is very minimal. We are just as likely to get run over ourselves. If you are a responsible cat owner, it will be vaccinated against all the diseases it is likely to pick up and if it does get sick, you take it to the Vets. If you can't afford it, don't have a cat.

They naturally like to explore, hunt and look after their territories, being limited to a house will make them susceptible to depression and live unfulfilled lives.

Please think about your reasons for keeping the cat indoors. I am on my third cat including the ones when I was younger and the first two lived to 16 and 19 and my current 3 year old is a healthy happy 'free range' cat who gets plenty of care at home and the freedom to roam when he wants.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 09:49 AM
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Considering that I cannot stand cats, I wouldn't mind a little target practice..

Cats that spend time outside somebodies home tend to:

a- crap in your garden

b- dump your trash and scatter it all over your yard and neighborhood

c- pisses your dog off so that he/she stands at the window and barks all night waking up your baby

d- fights with another stray cat at 2am and you wake up thinking that somebody just got murdered

front of your house

Go ahead, have fun with it...



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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I say no to killing peoples pets but make it law for them to have 2 bells on their collar.

Also we should be allowed to destroy feral cats, there is some places in Tasmania where there is allot of feral cats.

These feral cat numbers have grown over the past few years.
We get them hanging around beach car parks where there is garbage skips.

In stead of taking them to the rspca, we should be allowed to destroy them our self's.
But make it quick for them.

I'm not being cruel or anything. But they are not a native animal.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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Yeah, the cats are the problem when it comes to harming native species


If you love native species so much, turn the gun around and take out a member of the species that is the actual problem.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by Vinny5036
Considering that I cannot stand cats, I wouldn't mind a little target practice..

Cats that spend time outside somebodies home tend to:

a- crap in your garden

Good for the plants


b- dump your trash and scatter it all over your yard and neighborhood

Use garbage cans with secure lids. Also keeps out raccoons.


c- pisses your dog off so that he/she stands at the window and barks all night waking up your baby

Control your dog


d- fights with another stray cat at 2am and you wake up thinking that somebody just got murdered

Phone 911 if you think someone is being murdered. Otherwise, quit bitching.


Go ahead, have fun with it...



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by Aliensun

Originally posted by Neopan100
My neighbor shoots them with pellet guns..he also sets traps and takes them "away"......your guess is as good as mine as to what exactly "away" means........


Sounds like an excellent Do It Yourself solution to me.

Seeing a neighbor's cat carrying a baby squirrel across my yard definitely has an impact on my thinking.


So it's a problem that it's taking care of a nuisance animal? Cats are fine. Its the squirrels that need a friggin holocaust. If they are included in the OP's native species, I have to say, let's kill us some native species!!!!! And many are quite delicious if prepared correctly.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
a question for the people making the claim " cats control mice / rat populations " how many do TAME regularly fed pets actually kill ???

a cat in your house might make rodents avoid your house - but thats it

farm cats are different - try picking one up - the farm i used to do work for had over 30 - and only preagnant ones got fed - the rest had to hunt or starve

the cat in your house just moves the problem into your foundations and down the street


The better fed the cat, the more mice and rodents they catch. It sounds counterproductive, but they have more energy, and as much as people don't seem to like to hear that cats are natural born killers, they kill mice for fun. I live on rural acreage, and brought my cat in every night. During the day, she had free roam, and I had a porch area set up with a door that only her, and smaller animals could get through, and I kept dry food full at all times. She got canned food every morning.

She brought the dead rodents onto the porch, and then I would throw them out onto the driveway, and crows would then fly away with them. Perfect arrangement, considering the crows here, were bigger than my cat.

She was 19.5 years old when she passed away, and she hunted every day in the spring, summer, and fall, until 1 week before the end. She spent winters indoors all day and night, as it's just too cold here (-30C) in the winter.

30 farm cats is crazy, they turn wild, they need love and attention, and when tame, happy, and well fed, they do a better job.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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And as a previous cat owner i think it is morally wrong to in prison a cat into living as a indoor cat.
I am sure there are other animals that kill more "native animals".

If it was not for cats then there would be more rats around, which is not a good thing either..
And btw.. neither one of our cats ever came home with anything besides either mouse, rat or a bird.

Cats have as much right in my opinion to be outside as us humans. And if i saw someone like you hurting my cats, then i would do the same to you. Nothing disgusts me more than people who torture or kill pets.
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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With packs of dogs roaming around - CALL THE HUMANE SOCIETY OR LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL.

Your asking to find your cat ripped to shreds one of these days...........torn apart alive.

I love dogs, but dogs that are not supervised, loved and properly taken care of revert back to what they originally came from, wolves.

Please keep you kitty inside until the problem in your neighborhood is taken care of.

Where I live, I have seen two dogs off leash in 25 years.

And I don't live in a large metropolitan area.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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Not me. Your reply was on my reply message board.

Read my posts...................I am a animal advocate.

In fact, I'm even a vegetarian (most of the time).



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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God, I'm sorry for your poor kitty. Someone in your neighborhood is a real &$%#@* !

That is why I am saying again and again and again and again...........IF YOU LOVE YOUR COMPANION Keep a close guarded eye on them at all times outside.
There are a lot of very mean and crazy people out there.

Take a look at the opening post.

Take a look at a lot of the opening posts and the replies even here on ATS where people can anonymously post.

Down right scary.



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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by WeRpeons
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Even though I'm not a cat lover, I think instead the owners should be fined for letting their cats roam without being leashed or confined to their own backyard.

I had a neighbor down the street that would let her two dogs roam free around the neighborhood while they did their business on everyone's lawns. Her next door neighbor couldn't take it anymore and reported it to the city dog enforcement agency. She was fined and her dogs no longer roam the neighborhood.


Did I just read you write that cat's should be leashed? You've already said you don't like cats but it's obvious you have little or no experience with cats. Good luck keeping a cat on its leash
, and too boot, good luck being able to keep a cat in just your back yard, unless your backyard is completely covered and secure.

Good lord, think before you post

And to the 5 people who starred that post, think before you star DE DEE DEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by TheCommentator

Originally posted by TsukiLunar
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You put them in a cage or bring them in your house at night, it’s pretty simple. Native species shouldn’t suffer because of a cat owner’s incompetence.

No it is not that simple. A cat does whatever the hell they want. Cats do not like cages and most cats are outdoors cats.

A cat is not a dog.
If you cant keep them properly and safely then you shouldnt be keeping them at all.
Your cat is not more important then the native wildlife they kill.


Come on, how is this guy not trolling?



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by Magnificient
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As long as you don't eat them it might be all right. Some dude got busted for killing and eating stray cats. Maybe there's a law against tax-free food.


That's what the Chinese do....they eat cats with pleasurrrrrrrrrrre~~~~~






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