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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:49

If you don't think they are predators by nature, you are being delusional.

wreck havoc on the local populations that haven't evolved to defend/hide/outsmart/outwit/survive this predator.


If you actually believe in your arguments, then I suppose you agree we should exterminate Humans? - I'm not making a point by asking a question, but the word Cat and Human are interchangeable in your posts and in fact I believe worse with Humans.

Edit: Also one can argue since Humans are a part of Evolution then Cats being brought into the ecosystem by us is also a causation of that very system.

Edit 2: Grammar.

Edited by astropheed, 24 January 2013 - 05:31.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:58

If you actually believe in your arguments, than I suppose you agree we should exterminate Humans? - I'm not making a point by asking a question, but the word Cat and Human are interchangeable in your posts and in fact I believe worse with Humans.



I would make that argument if I thought the life of a cat and the life of a human were of equal value. I don't. If we were talking about killing of rats or mice because they are a pest, would you object so strongly? I doubt it. Cats are pets we find cute/amusing that is why the idea of giving them up upsets people.

Humans are responsible for some devastating effects on the environment. Perhaps one difference is we actually can change our ways, a cat only knows how to kill, it is simple instinct.

Human actions can be put down to greed, stupidity, ignorance, arrogance. Maybe we'll change one day. Probably not, though.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:04

If you actually believe in your arguments, than I suppose you agree we should exterminate Humans? - I'm not making a point by asking a question, but the word Cat and Human are interchangeable in your posts and in fact I believe worse with Humans.

Edit: Also one can argue since Humans are a part of Evolution than Cats being brought into the ecosystem by us is also a causation of that very system.


Would be nice if you had read my previous post as well, why should my pets be in danger because of your pets?

Also the word you are looking for is then. But I digress.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:07



Seems as good a reason as any....

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:35

If we were talking about killing of rats or mice because they are a pest, would you object so strongly?


Yes.

Also the word you are looking for is then. But I digress.


Ah, thanks. I always mix up the two.

why should my pets be in danger because of your pets?


Why should I not get to have my pet because yours is in danger?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:44

Ah, thanks. I always mix up the two.

Why should I not get to have my pet because yours is in danger?


As long as you keep your pet locked up, there is no danger to my pets, which are caged. Therein lies the problem with the majority of cat owners, they let them out to roam free.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:50

As long as you keep your pet locked up, there is no danger to my pets, which are caged.


If they are caged, then where is the danger?

I personally don't let my Cats roam free for two reasons:
1) It's too easy for them to get hurt or killed, and they might breed.
2) I don't own any Cats.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:59

If they are caged, then where is the danger?



I guess you've never kept birds have you. I've had cats jump onto the cage to get at the birds, it frightens them and they fly into the walls trying to get away. Birds are still dead.
Why should someone else's pet be able to enter my property and cause this type of damage? I'm also not allowed to defend them as that counts a cruelty to animals.
I've lost a lot of money dealing with these vicious little pets. Exotic birds don't come cheap.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:09

^ Few domestic cats will kill -- as long as they are fed and well cared for.


Cats and dogs have natural hunting instincts, that have everything to do with playing, and nothing really to do with eating, except that in nature they'd learn to eat their kill as food. Domesticated cats and dogs will often kill an animal and not even try to eat it, because they don't recognize its for eating. They catch it, kill it, and then they don't even know what to do with it.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:21

Quick, tell the Dodo

Indeed the Dodo cannot fly. And thanks to that, the rats and the Dutch helped in making this bird extinct.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:39

Edit: Also one can argue since Humans are a part of Evolution then Cats being brought into the ecosystem by us is also a causation of that very system.


One could argue that, IF cats were the ones that evolved and built boats/planes and flew them to NZ, humans are evolutions little
monster also, just like the murderous little kittens, the only difference is the cats are getting a free ride, they're a welfare species of
evolution, do you really want to support that? :shifty:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:46

good luck *******s getting to sleep with all the birds peepin and skwakin!!! and I hope you love rats in the kitchen and mice in your underwear!!!!!

and this cat is gonna eat that guy that wants that and then puke him out at the golden corral... right on the front door!!!!! in front of ALL the customers.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:50

Guess he's a dog person.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:54

Dogs kill birds too!!!! what a dumbass that he is

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:05

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