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Why kill a cat over scratches on car?
AsiaOne Motoring ^

Posted on 06/09/2009 9:46:22 PM PDT by Chet 99

Why kill a cat over scratches on car?

ONE of the common conflicts between humans and cats in an increasingly dense urban setting arises from our increasing attachment to material things.

The more expensive the item, the stronger the attachment. The stronger the attachment, the more intense is emotional suffering from losing them.

A highly educated woman, who recently acquired a brand new car that cost "40 grand" was so worried about possible scratches from the few cats in the carpark that she complained to the Cat Welfare Society and the town council for the removal of the cats.

As far as the town council is concerned, that means activating the pest controllers for the cats to be killed at the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA).

Rejecting an offer of a free car cover from the Cat Welfare Society, the woman threatened to claim damages against the town council if she could capture the video footage of feline "culprits" with a camera installed in the car.

She said that even cats should not escape being punished.

Paint on a car is manufactured to withstand the tremendous force of the gravel missiles as it speeds along the road, otherwise every car will be pitted all over as it speeds along the highway!

A paint technologist on this website (www.flippyscatpage.com/carpaint.html) wrote: "The worst a cat can do to in normal circumstances is leave cute little muddy cat prints - annoying but not inherently damaging."

High ground

Cats, by nature, like to rest on "safe" high ground or seek the warmth radiating through the car bonnet.

Being animals, cats don't know that it is "wrong" to do so.

A friend of mine, who grew up in the US, told me that when her brother drove home a brand new car, her father "christened" it with some scratches.

The father had the wisdom to save his son from "future sufferings" from inevitable scratches and dents.

The car has no feelings, no matter how badly scratched it is, but it is we human beings who feel the pain because we define our happiness in terms of material possessions.

Attachment, and not the cats, is the cause of our anger and therefore our wish to take revenge on the cats by wanting them killed.

The solution is obvious but has eluded many of us.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; catscratchfever; kittehs; scratches
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1 posted on 06/09/2009 9:46:22 PM PDT by Chet 99
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UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Another Jerk Magnet Thread.

Time for all the cat haters to crawl out from under their rock and brag about the cat they or their relative killed or post dead cat gags.


2 posted on 06/09/2009 9:54:38 PM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: Chet 99

3 posted on 06/09/2009 9:56:04 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (a competent small government conservative is good enough for government work)
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To: Chet 99
I don't blame the woman.

I had a cat jumping up on my new Volvo back in the 1980s, and my fenders ended up with multiple crisscrossing hairline scratches in them.

4 posted on 06/09/2009 10:03:47 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Jonah Johansen

5 posted on 06/09/2009 10:03:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Jonah Johansen

I love cats just cannot have one as I live on a somewhat busy street and if got out it would soon become a cat frisbee. Deer get hit right and left on my stretch of road...semi-rural


6 posted on 06/09/2009 10:24:03 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Oztrich Boy
ROFLMAO that pic is _funny_

About 10 years ago a friend complained to me about his wife spending $2K in vet bills for their cat. I suggested he take to a taxidermist and get it mounted on wheels and present it to her on her birthday.

7 posted on 06/09/2009 10:33:25 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Chet 99
"The worst a cat can do to in normal circumstances is leave cute little muddy cat prints - annoying but not inherently damaging."

Not if you have a convertible and the cat sheds and runs his claws through it, like my neighbors cat did to our brand new car that we spent a lot of hard-earned money to buy.

That cat that gave my dog a nasty and expensive to cure case of the fleas. Another would puke, crap and leave bloody messes from his kills all over my back porch.

People who want to own cats should keep them inside where they belong, instead of imposing kitty on everyone else. Those who (illegally) give destructive felines free run of the neighborhood give me implicit permission to use them for target practice.

8 posted on 06/09/2009 10:47:20 PM PDT by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: Chet 99

I have out side cats. They’re all over my car and husbands truck. The most they’ve ever done, knock on wood, is to leave their little foot prints.

But, I have gotten scratches in parking lots. And from people leaning on my car. Even from people putting their cans of drink on my hood.

Worst thing I ever saw, was several years back my two girls and I were coming out of a Pizza Hut and another family with three boys were leaving right behind of us.

As soon as the boys got to the line of parked cars they jumped up on the first cars hood and started jumping from one car to the other as their parents walked along on the sidewalk chatting and acting as if nothing was wrong.

When they got to my car I got between my car and the one they were standing on and told them they’d better not dare jump on my car.

They jumped down, called me a B and their parents looked at me down their nose as if I were trash and how dare I as they passed me and went on to their car.


9 posted on 06/09/2009 10:47:50 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane/_/World+Peace?autostart)
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To: Jonah Johansen

As long as your cat stays on your property there is no problem.
If it is in my yard, it looks like it is feral and infected with rabies.


10 posted on 06/09/2009 10:51:39 PM PDT by metalurgist (Want America back? It'll take guns and rope. We're too far gone.)
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To: AAABEST

I thought my cats had caused a flea problem for my dogs too until my vet told me that wasn’t the case. She said they’ve found that many flea infestations are caused from mowing your lawn and not cleaning your mower before you put it away.

She said fleas are picked up in the grass while you mow and the molding warm grass leavings on the bottom of the mower is the perfect breading ground for the little critters.

She also said that if you keep it in your garage you can spread the flea infestation to your home as well.


11 posted on 06/09/2009 10:56:19 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane/_/World+Peace?autostart)
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To: Chet 99

I shoot em for pooping in my yard.


12 posted on 06/09/2009 11:00:46 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: GloriaJane

Were they “urban” folk?


13 posted on 06/09/2009 11:01:59 PM PDT by SIDENET ("Join me or die. Can you do any less?" -Mr. Sparkle)
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To: SIDENET

I don’t know where they were from. The event happened on the far west side, within 2 miles of leaving Columbus city limits here in Ohio. You can drive a couple miles and be in an urban area or drive a couple miles in the opposite direction and be in the suburbs.

I couldn’t imagine how any decent parent could allow such behavior, and right in front of them. But they both looked at me as if I had done something wrong in trying to protect my car from their kids. Crazy! LOL


14 posted on 06/09/2009 11:14:17 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane/_/World+Peace?autostart)
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To: pissant

So that’s what’s been happening to my cats! LOL

Actually, my cats are disappearing one every couple two or three months or so. But my babies are ending up as coyote food.

The coyotes run through the field behind my house every few days in their circle through the 7,000 acre park that backs up to and surrounds my house. Although I have a kitty door in my garage for my cats to come in to spend the night, they are still going out to the bathroom and ending up as coyote food.


15 posted on 06/09/2009 11:24:00 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane/_/World+Peace?autostart)
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To: Jonah Johansen

I like cats.

I hate cat irresponsible cat owners that let their animals roam free all over other peoples’ property. These are the people that have no regard for what their animals do to other peoples’ animals, property, landscapes - despite ordinances and laws clearly stating animals need to be under the owner’s control - either by a leash or a run line, or contained by a fence/invisible fence.


16 posted on 06/09/2009 11:29:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: GloriaJane

Have you ever thought not to let your cats out so the coyotes can’t eat them? You aren’t doing them any favors if they go outside and get picked off and killed. Be much better for them if they were inside and still alive.


17 posted on 06/09/2009 11:30:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: GloriaJane

“Urban” = black.


18 posted on 06/09/2009 11:31:16 PM PDT by SIDENET ("Join me or die. Can you do any less?" -Mr. Sparkle)
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To: AAABEST
"The worst a cat can do to in normal circumstances is leave cute little muddy cat prints - annoying but not inherently damaging."

Even worse is one who shits on your soft top after spending the night on top and leaving it scent as if to mark its territory

That happened once to often for me and one night "Kitty Cat" got a pellet is it's arse and never returned.
19 posted on 06/10/2009 12:15:06 AM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gulch.)
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To: SIDENET

White


20 posted on 06/10/2009 12:57:40 AM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane/_/World+Peace?autostart)
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To: Chet 99

Years ago I spent about twenty dollars on a trap which will hold a cat and most small animal pests. Easily removes problem cats. Good investment although the city pound is a long way from my house.


21 posted on 06/10/2009 1:06:45 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: Chet 99

Had a cat jump on my new and pristine corvette last year and now, I have 5 little scrathes all in a row on my hood from where it tried to get traction. I couldn’t shoot it because it was in town but the antifreeze I left for it did the trick. then my own pet feline dug its claws into my brand new $2,000 leather sofa within 24 hours of having purchased it. She was given to a no kill shelter a day later. Good riddance. cats suck.


22 posted on 06/10/2009 1:06:54 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Chet 99
People can be nuts over their cars. I came back to my car in a rather dimly lighted parking garage to find a woman and the person in charge of the garage standing beside my car. the woman was very agitated and accused me of denting her door when I open my door. I knew I had not touched her door so I bent over to look at the supposed damage. It was several chunks of mud stuck to her car door which I flicked off with my finger nail. then I told her she needed to have her car washed.
23 posted on 06/10/2009 1:09:15 AM PDT by Ditter
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Anti freeze is a pretty horrible way for an animal to die. I don’t think I would proudly advertise the fact that I had done that.


24 posted on 06/10/2009 1:13:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Chet 99

Anybody or anything that scratches my car deserves death. Cats included.


26 posted on 06/10/2009 1:24:03 AM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: TnGOP

people that let their cats run around loose suck. The effing thing did several thousand dollars worth of damage to my car. I don’t feel a bit of remorse for the thing and I would do it again.


27 posted on 06/10/2009 1:42:22 AM PDT by RC one
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To: meyer

Thank you.


28 posted on 06/10/2009 1:43:42 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Ditter

I can sympathize with your experience, but our society has become so self-centered and unmannerly that no thought is given to the feelings and sensitivities of others. So many people believe that if they embrace the liberal agenda, they exculpate themselves of their selfish and boorish behavior.


30 posted on 06/10/2009 2:13:09 AM PDT by monocle
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A.) If this particular pet owner loved his/her pet so much, he/she probably shouldn’t have let it run loose in town (where there is an ordinance against that actually).
B.) This cat did about $2,000 worth of damage to a brand new Corvette so I give a flying fart how you feel about it, how the pet’s owner feels about it, or how little Timmie feels about it.
C.) I have rescued numerous animals. My dog was a rescued puppy in fact. Everyone of its litter mates perished. the aforementioned cat that I gave to the no kill shelter was a rescue too. It was covered in hundreds of flees when I caught it in a box trap. All of its litter mates unfortunately died cruel deaths at the hands of mother nature. The mother was killed by the feral cat that knocked her up I believe. The baby raccoon I just saved last week was a rescue as well. It’s family was killed by the neighbor’s German Shepard. I love animlas but I draw the line when they become destructive and when the owners make no attempt to control them. I’m done talking to you about this.


31 posted on 06/10/2009 2:23:51 AM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

You are a sick bastard. Get some help.


32 posted on 06/10/2009 2:34:33 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: RC one

The old antifreeze trick! That same trick caused a local man about 2500 dollars in fine’s and he now has a felony conviction on his record.


33 posted on 06/10/2009 4:44:59 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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Since you love your car so much why didn’t you have it in the garage under a cover with the door locked? Heaven forbid a bird might poop on it or scratch it with they’re feet, it might get rained on or a leaf could fall on it. You poisoned your neighbor’s cat and then want to make it better by claiming some BS story about how you love and rescue animals. Give me a break!


34 posted on 06/10/2009 5:09:12 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Godebert

go to hell.


35 posted on 06/10/2009 5:16:12 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Dusty Road

see post 35.


36 posted on 06/10/2009 5:16:59 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Chet 99
How do you get so attached to a car that you kill a cat over scratches? How do you get so attached to a cat that you ignore the feelings of your neighbors (and your obligation to fix anything that you, your kids, or your pets damage)? I'm pretty disappointed in both sides of this discussion.


It might not be prudent to shoot this kitty using a pellet gun.


Or this cougar.

37 posted on 06/10/2009 5:20:35 AM PDT by TurtleUp (So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause!)
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Pretty cute for someone who just admitted to committing a felony. Your a big man now!
38 posted on 06/10/2009 5:21:18 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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Pretty effing hypocritical for someone who boasts of having killed 57 rattlesnakes “this year”. and who says “I’ll kill everyone of them I see”. You the man Dusty Road! As I said, go to hell.


39 posted on 06/10/2009 5:49:51 AM PDT by RC one
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Big difference between a rattlesnake and a housecat. Your argument is FAIL.

Also, poisoning cats with antifreeze is inhumane, immoral, and a felony in most jurisdictions. Thus, your level of humanity is also FAIL.

40 posted on 06/10/2009 7:15:15 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (B.L.O.A.T. !)
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To: I Buried My Guns

That said, I’ve informed my cat that when the N. Koreans drop the bomb and food gets scarce in the post-apacalyptic wasteland, I’m eating her.


41 posted on 06/10/2009 7:17:30 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (B.L.O.A.T. !)
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To: I Buried My Guns

A.) It was a feral cat, not a house cat.
B.) it was getting into my garage, and it did a hell of a lot of damage to my brand new $60,000 car. It therefore had to die and a gun was not appropriate.
C.) I Challenge you to find a law that says I can’t leave an open container of antifreeze in MY garage.
D.) the only Difference between me killing this cat and someone killing 57 rattlesnakes is that killing the cat was justified and served a useful purpose while killing the snakes did not. I broke no law and morally, I am standing on the higher ground.
E. Epic fail on your part.


42 posted on 06/10/2009 7:52:46 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Chet 99

“You don't [BLEEP] with another man’s vehicle.”

43 posted on 06/10/2009 7:59:52 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RC one

Good comeback. However, poisoning strikes me as immoral. I’d let you borrow my gun rather than see an animal suffer like that.


44 posted on 06/10/2009 8:05:29 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (B.L.O.A.T. !)
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To: Jonah Johansen

I waiting for all the cat loving morons to show up and bitch about us not liking their cats crapping in our yards and spraying on the porch.

All you cat lovers, keep your pets in your house. Problem solved.


45 posted on 06/10/2009 8:05:53 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: I Buried My Guns

You are right. The rattlesnakes have a purpose.


46 posted on 06/10/2009 8:09:03 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: Secret Agent Man
I like cats.

I hate cat irresponsible cat owners that let their animals roam free all over other peoples’ property. These are the people that have no regard for what their animals do to other peoples’ animals, property, landscapes - despite ordinances and laws clearly stating animals need to be under the owner’s control - either by a leash or a run line, or contained by a fence/invisible fence.

****************

Agreed. It's the owners that are the problem.

47 posted on 06/10/2009 8:11:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: I Buried My Guns

well I feel sufficiently shitty about it now if it makes you feel better.


48 posted on 06/10/2009 8:18:42 AM PDT by RC one
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It would actually make me feel better if you would find an alternate method besides poisoning.

Poisoning offends the sensibilities of the community, and is not aligned with our values.

Certainly there is a more humane method of killing a cat. Explosives?

49 posted on 06/10/2009 8:23:26 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (B.L.O.A.T. !)
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To: RC one

The counts up to 63 now and no law’s were violated and nobodies pet’s were poisoned. What an ignorant Twit you are!


50 posted on 06/10/2009 11:26:58 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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