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Cat people - Your pets are cold blooded killers, not soft toys Watch

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    (Original post by Damien96)
    I feel we are venturing into one of those "That's one of the good ones" territory. She may have nurtured a puppy but that doesn't mean she doesn't enjoy ripping apart birds.

    I do like a bit of cross species love though.
    Your kids could be surprised if they see future cats dancing with birds. Nanotech & genetic engineering are like a magic wand.
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    (Original post by Damien96)
    This isn't an anti-cat opinion, I love all creatures, but there is something nauseating, and problematic, about painting any animal as if it is a teddy bear. Cats are cold blooded killers that decimate wildlife, that they are capable of love does not negate this fact.

    Also stop forcing your cats on everyone else .....

    http://thesatedire.com/news/uk-news/...eath-with-cat/
    I'm no fan of cats either but who are these people who claim they are 'soft toys?'
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    Know what you mean but our first family pet didn't really kill anything, she was a lovely animal If they don't have predatory behaviour modelled for them then the more generations away from the wild first-line ancestor they get the more placid/less predatory they become, I gather :beard:
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    I'm no fan of cats either but who are these people who claim they are 'soft toys?'
    They treat them as such, they don't claim they are soft toys.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    I'm no fan of cats either but who are these people who claim they are 'soft toys?'
    I have nothing against cats you understand but most are drawn to hunting, it's their nature, so I was just making the point cat owners need to be aware of this and not get so defensive when it is brought up.

    One can't claim to be an animal lover if you don't take preventative measures to stop your animal from killing other creatures.
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    (Original post by skunkboy)
    Your kids could be surprised if they see future cats dancing with birds. Nanotech & genetic engineering are like a magic wand.
    I'm not sure what you're getting at but I'm enjoying the picture you painted
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    Personally, i prefer "watch cats". I figure they might as well earn their keep. A flat in San Francisco was burgled about 25 yrs ago whilst i was there. The burglar exited a sliding glass door without opening it first - chased by the family cat. It weighed about 40 lbs - was an Ocelot or something. Inflicted some damage on the burglar apparently. ) Cheers.
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    Unless cats are now using nicotinoids, I don't think I can blame them for that one.
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    (Original post by Damien96)
    I'm not sure what you're getting at but I'm enjoying the picture you painted
    Imaginations,dude. They create wonderful colorful world.
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    I think they call it the food chain
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    (Original post by Hiker68)
    I think they call it the food chain
    That doesn't count when pet cats are sustained at hugely unnatural densities by being kept as pets

    Look at native top predators, including the Scottish wildcat - you have animals living at very low densities because that's just how top predators are. e.g. Millions of caterpillars supports hundreds of birds which supports a handful of top predators, whether it's wildcats, golden eagles, foxes or pine martens.

    In some towns, the density of pet cats can approach a hundred per square kilometre. Don't even try to argue that's natural because it just isn't.
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    (Original post by Damien96)
    This isn't an anti-cat opinion, I love all creatures, but there is something nauseating, and problematic, about painting any animal as if it is a teddy bear. Cats are cold blooded killers that decimate wildlife, that they are capable of love does not negate this fact.

    Also stop forcing your cats on everyone else .....

    http://thesatedire.com/news/uk-news/...eath-with-cat/
    What are humans then?


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    (Original post by LillyB14)
    What are humans then?


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    Social animals which have more empathy and a higher capacity for love and bonding than cats (describes dogs as well).
 
 
 
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