Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's the fault of the cats dontcha know!

I get it. Bird lovers probably cry whenever a cat takes one of their precious down, especially if that bird happens to be endangered. I can understand that. When I know a cat has died, it breaks my heart. When I see one on the side of the road, I try to stop and pull them off. No cat should be left that way.

But when you deliberately harm an animal because you don't like their nature, I draw the line. Read the article here.

I don't have evidence against her, nor do I know if her poisoning has been confirmed. What I do know is that the possibility disgusts me.

When I was younger, I had a beautiful gray and white cat named Bandit. He was loving, affectionate and one of the many cats I've had grace me with their presence throughout the years. We lived in a trailer park at the time, so when we left for the weekend, we made sure all the windows were closed and he was settled in, comfortable and safe. We never knew, of course, that one of the bathroom windows had been left open and that he got out. We also didn't know about the park's attempt to 'cull' the 'feral cat' population with anti-freeze. When we got home, he was having convulsions. That's what I was told because honestly, I never saw. My parents kept it from me because of how emotional I would have been. I'm glad I didn't see it happen, but that moment is still there.

I'm not implying that we shouldn't poison because they could belong to someone, but that we shouldn't because of it's inherent immorality. I feed feral cats in the city so that they can survive for just another day. The feral cat population is hardly anything to sneeze at when you compare to the overpopulation of humans, and I'm willing to hypothesize that humans do far more damage than feral cats do to the local wildlife, birds included.

Death...is a part of life, and for carnivores it's how they survive. It's horrible to see a species go extinct or endangered and we should do whatever we can to help them out. Killing other animals though, is not one of them. It's pathetic and horrible to take such a stance.

I want to reiterate that I don't know if she did it, nor will I say she did. My main point is that there is no reason to kill other animals for such nonsense, no matter who the killer is.

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