Feel there is a movement against cats in the media lately
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:06 am
I'm worried about a movement that I've noticed recently in the media against domestic cats, usually based on the amount of wildlife they kill each year. I'm always having to defend cats to people who always cite the killing of wildlife as a point against cats, and it's difficult to argue against, because I personally don't have any data to work with! All I can attest to is that I've always had outdoor cats and the wildlife around my house has always proliferated - that includes birds like pheasants, tits, magpies, crows, blackbirds, chaffinches, starlings, robins, and other life like hedgehogs, mice, frogs and voles. My aunt and uncle have dogs who kill rabbits and hedgehogs on a regular basis, but no-one seems to pick on dogs like they do cats. I have noticed throughout my life that for some reason cats are often disliked by people and I think those people who are prejudiced against them like to pretend they have a legitimate reason for this, so they go on about wildlife. Obviously, I'm not advocating the killing of wildlife, but I think cats get a bad press, and I know many cats who never go outside at all. So not all cats even kill. I'm interested in finding out if there exists any campaign to defend cats against those people who seem to be running a sneaky campaign against them?