reply to post by TheCommentator
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!