No, I don't think killing all the cats is the answer. Spaying/neutering & strict breeding regulations is a more long-term & sensible solution.
Meaning, round up feral cats & relocate to a feral housing center, domesticated ones get returned if lost, adopted if abandoned, and all get
sterilized. More docile ferals can be tamed, and eventually, if tamed enough, adopted. I can see the need for euthanizing a large number of ferals,
but to get rid of ALL the cats, including privately owned, isn't the answer. If the problem were loose dogs instead of cats, I wonder if the
supporters would suddenly be against the idea.
Originally posted by ForestForager
reply to post by ollncasino
The cats I killed were not collared, were on my property, and threatened the birds that came to my feeders, and the squirrels that came to me for
nuts... it's no different then trapping/killing a rat... people keep those as pets too.
You miserable excuse for a human being, just what the F is wrong with you? Did those cats tell you they were feral, or outdoors cats? No collars? Did
it ever occur to you at any point in your psychopathic feline hunting that you were probably killing an INDOOR cat that got out? Do you have any idea
how easy it is for a cat to slip out, even if they're 6th generation indoor-only reared? Cats are like kids, they're curious, they often go where they
shouldn't. I've had many cats over the course of my life, and they all got out of the house at least once. Faulty window screens, kids coming in & out
of the house not paying attention, adults bringing in groceries, putting out the trash, going to work, coming home, etc. IT HAPPENS. I had a cat
sleeping on the windowsill fall through the dislodged screen, and the neighbor, who may as well have been YOU with the attitude, saw it happen &
threatened to kill him if he wasn't brought indoors immediately. I was ELEVEN. People who think like you should be the ones hunted.
If you can't be bothered to call animal control to set up traps, or ask around your neighborhood to see who's cat is missing, you have a very serious
mental issue if you instantly go to "KILL IIIIIIT!!!" I absolutely loathe dogs, but my first thought isn't to kill a wandering dog, I call animal
control. If I can corral the mutt, I do, but never have I thought killing it would be a good idea, because odds are, IT IS SOMEONE'S PET.
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