Originally Posted by davidyee
...people being able to express their humanity through kindness to animals is a good thing.
peopel who are into terrible crimes such as abuse, rape and torture and killing of humans often exhibit this behavior towards animals first as young people or adults.
It is a known trait that many serial killers were abusers of animals and learned to turn off their empathy towards humans by first developing it towards animals.
I'm not equating anyone here on the forum as one of these monsters. Don't get me wrong. But I am saying that kindness to animals is a good thing in society.
We can't right all the wrongs in society in a simple statement, but we can foster good things about our world and not consider it a terrible hardship or nuisance.
First of all let me be clear, I like dogs. However I don't own one. I do not own a cat nor would I ever because they are just dirty and most homes that have them are not as clean as one I would live in. That is not a judgement on cat owners, just my experience.
That said I am against animal cruelty which is why I asked in the OP about other solutions.
However, I do not put people on the same level as animals like some on here seem to do. They have a twisted sense of what is right and wrong. (The whole Bible quote from Fraulena might be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard, I suspect she is a vegan). Anyway, there is no way I am going to go out and try to find the cat and kill it. But if it continues to come on my property after the chemical boundary is tried and after telling the neighbor that this would be the outcome, then so be it.
Cats are not people. They don't deserve to be abused but they don't have any right to be on my property digging in the garden, crapping in the driveway and killing birds and leaving them lay all around the property. Also, there is no such thing as animal rights. It's complete BS.