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Originally posted by schuyler
After having lived with cats for many decades i have come to the conclusion they ought to be, for the most part, inside animals. (Barn cats on farms a duly noted exception). It's safer for everyone, including the cats. Problem solved.
Originally posted by butcherguy
Originally posted by Beast Of Gevaudan
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by HelenConway
This is a non argument against cats,
Most people that bring the point up would not tolerate the filthy things living in their house, so it is really a non- argument. The people that love cats that much don't care if it is filthy in their house.
This is one of the dumbest comments I've ever read! Domestic cats, as opposed to strays, are generally clean. I don't know what rock you've been living under but most people don't let stray animals into their home.
You don't have to like cats, but get a clue before making a comment in future.
Coming from a person that agrees with keeping an animal in their house that craps in a box, that really hurts.
Think about this: Restaurants (in most developed countries that have sanitary regulations) are not allowed to keep pets in the restaurant. (One exception would be guide animals.)
Why do you suppose that would be?
Originally posted by HelenConway
what about men who wipe their bum and then stick their hands in the communal peanut jar on the bar. It has been proven that these peanut jars are full of faeces. Most people do not wash their hands adequately and carry faecal matter on their hands.
Tests have shown men are worse then women at this. This is a non argument against cats,
Originally posted by CrastneyJPR
After reading this thread, when I get home tonight I'm putting collars (with bells) on our two cats.
second line to add that they will then be noticably a pet cat, and also less likely to catch the wild bird life.
and yes, feral cats should be eradicated as much as possible from New Zealand.edit on 5-2-2013 by CrastneyJPR because: edit to add
Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
nah not to protect wildlife,
just kill them because they suck ^^
just kidding i hate cats so i cannot give a valid imput haha. but i think they should only be put down when they have become the dominant species, aka packs of 10-100 cats roaming the streets.
in another idea, why kill them at all, round them up and bring them to states/counties that have huge rodent problems,(new york subway) when rodents disapear, drop them off in a new town and continue.
win win for both parties, even that cat haters like me ^^
Originally posted by fiftyfifty
For those that think cats should be kept indoors, this is purely selfish from the owners point of view as they think that their moggy is safer that way. Yes it is safer but would you keep your children indoors all their lives because outside is dangerous?
My cat is my child. Utterly human, in fur. As they say in the pro 2nd Amendment community, "Come and take it." (Ya know. If you are suicidal.)