I have had a couple of my friends fall out with me recently because i made this simple statement;
PEOPLE WHO KEEP CATS ARE NOT ANIMAL LOVERS.
I didn’t mean to upset anyone, but its true and they needed to be told.
They might be cat lovers but they are definetly not animal lovers.
People who keep cats cannot describe themselves as animal lovers, because they are either the facilitators, or the practitioners of animal cruelty.
Here is the logic behind that statement;
If you let your cat outdoors it will hunt and kill native species of birds etc.
It will dig up your neighbours garden.
It will shit on your neighbours property.
If peoples dogs were running round killing things and digging up the neighbour’s gardens, there would be an outcry, but because cats do most of their dirty deeds under the cover of darkness they get away with it.
Stalking around our towns by night causing havoc, and hiding out by day in the disguise of a fluffy family pet.
A family pet that murders for fun.
Only showing their trophies, and their true nature to their owners.
And their so called animal lover owners help to cover up the killings by hiding the bodies.
I had a friend who said that her cat was not like that and never ever killed anything, but when pressed about it she admitted that it did bring things in, but only once or twice a week.
Even if your cat only kills animals once or twice a week that is still 50 to 100 plus creatures killed in a year, and a domestic cat can live for 15 years so that’s up to 1,500 deaths of native species caused by just one domestic cat.
The worse thing was that this woman also has bird feeders up in her garden, tempting the victims in to that her pet killer can murder them for fun.
Rather than being an animal lover, she is an accomplice in animal killing.
Of course not all cat owners are aiding and abetting their little death dealers in the slaughter.
Many people get round this problem by keeping their cats indoors all the time.
The so-called “house cat”.
Sorry to burst your bubble….but;
There is no such thing as a house cat; it is just a cat that has the misfortune of belonging to the sort of people who are willing keep it imprisoned for life.
Locked up indoors all day, every day, day after day, all year, for all of its life.
A living creature locked up for the entirety of its life, simply for your pleasure.
A life sentence so that you can stroke it occasionally.
If your cat is happy in the house all day, then why is it always looking out of the window?
Looking out the window at a world that it will never be allowed to experience.
No wonder that when you return home your cat seems happy to see you, the poor thing is desperately bored and lonely.
When you take the hood off a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, I bet that they are quite pleased to see you.
What cat owners think of as love is actually Stockholm Syndrome.
A domestic cat will range up over surprisingly large distances on its nocturnal excursions, have a look at this link:
By anyone’s standards keeping one locked up all the time is a cruel and unusual punishment.
Except that unfortunately it is not at all unusual.
This is definitely not the behaviour of an animal lover.
Perhaps there is another option if you insist upon keeping a cat; Take your cat for a walk on a lead.
This is done so rarely that you hardly ever see it done.
This all brings me to the conclusion that however you are keeping your cat there is some cruelty involved, either to the native creatures that get toyed with and killed or to the cat itself.
Imagine if someone you knew had a dog that never left the house, that never got a walk, never in its entire life.
You would be straight on the phone to the RSPCA.
In my opinion cats are totally unsuitable animals to be kept as pets; you can’t let them out with causing damage to native wildlife, and you can’t keep them in, as that is cruel to the cat.
There is an alternative;
IF YOU WANT A CAT GET A DOG.
Dogs have all the same good qualities of a cat, a loving companion, fun to play with, like being stroked. But with the added advantage that you can, (indeed you have to), take it out for walks.
And I think this highlights the real reason why most so called “cat lovers” are attracted to cats;
They are a pet that you do not have to invest very much effort into.
A cat is a pet for people who can’t really be bothered caring for a pet.
If the majority of your interaction with your pet happens with you sitting on the sofa then something is wrong.
Of course not all dog owners are the sort of people who you would trust to look after a living creature.
There are a whole group of dog owners who I would like to see banned from ever keeping pets.
These people have an entire industry dedicated to supplying them with the items they need to publicly display their unsuitability as pet owners.
I am of course talking about the people who like to dress their dog up in human clothes!
Dogs are not dolls for you to play dress up with!
They are living creatures not your toys.
Within this group of people who indulge in this forced anthropomorphic cross-dressing, there is an even crueler faction, the worst of the worst;
The people who dress, and treat their dogs like human babies.
Clearly this is wrong.
I’ve even seen dogs with little booties on their feet.
Anybody who dresses a dog like a human child should not be allowed to have a dog…or a child.
Next time you see a person who is treating a dog like this, look at them a little bit closer, are they a well balanced, fully functioning member of society?
No of course they are not!
They are clearly a fucking weirdo!
It’s not cute, it’s not funny, (well sometimes it is funny, but only if it is a one off joke and not how the poor creature will be treated for its entire life).
Ok now I realise that many people will think I am being a bit harsh here, that this is just harmless fun, so consider this;
Think how we would feel if that same adult instead of having a dressed up dog, had a doll that they dressed up.
Imagine if they were carrying a doll around with them.
An adult with a doll that they dressed up, that they took out for walks, and showed to people for them to say how cute their doll was.
We would think that there was something wrong with them.
Well that is exactly how we should view this behaviour when its victim is a dog.
A dog is not a substitute for a child, so if you really want something to dress up and play with get a doll, not a dog.
If there really was a god, (of course there fucking isn’t…grow the fuck up).
If there really was a god, or any natural justice in the world, then if these dodgy doggy dress up dickheads ever actually did manage to find someone to procreate with, and had a baby… then it would come out looking like a pug!
Actually all babies do start out pug ugly…
But don’t get me started on babies.