Skip to comments.In Defense of Cats: Those Toxic Planet-Killing Pets
Posted on 02/11/2013 11:33:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
Why is everyone hating on cats? Some guy in New Zealand wants them banned from his country. Some other guy in England says they're destroying the planet. And now a study in the U.S. has earned cats the title of "cold blooded killers."
Is this really grounds for all the cat hate? Perhaps, fellow cat lovers, we've forgotten why these pets exist in the first place: to perch in teacups and fill our calendars with joy. Really--cups or no--they're actually good for our emotional and mental health.
Cat owners have better hearts. Their babies have sturdier immune systems. And everyone's generally more relaxed than they would be if they were being woken up by a particularly loud bird, or if they were being asked in dog-face "why would you abandon me again?" every time they left for work.
Cats use their vocal cords efficiently and systematically. They don't require all of your energy, because they're not as emotionally needy as other pets. That means they're energy-savers. How's that for green?
Let's stop the anti-cat sentiment before someone tries to ban kittens here. We owe it to our cats. Not just because we've exploited them, and not because they care about what we think (most of them don't even keep up with the news), but because they're smarter than us. At least those 80 million feral cats killing birds put the work in before they feast. You know what mine does when he's hungry? He points his face at me in between naps. Someday these creatures are going to rule the world--if they don't already.
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Whats up Dog?
Bubbles got it right. Kitties are so nice.
Don’t buy this. It’s Obama’s low paid, low info trolls out there to disrupt.
These haters are against cats because cats recognize and exterminate vermin, whether 2, 4, or many legged.
That’s why they’re FR’s official trollhunters.
Exactly! Even Cordwainer Smith recognized their abilities, including discernment, and partnered them with Pinlighters, to destroy the Dragons attacking planoforming starships from Under space itself.
My big, black cat is very sociable and needy. One funny thing he does is jump onto the highest thing he can find, then he makes himself as flat as possible so he can be petted.
Oh, I remember that one! Great story!
One of mine will stretch herself as long as possible, to maximize petting space. They do have their quirks.
Aww! What aq couple of cuties!
I can assure you that just thirty minutes of cat allergy would change this author’s tune radically!
I used to be severely allergic to cats (and other things). Got shots for years and now have no problems. But you are right, the allergies are horrible.
I have cats because God meant me to have cats. What else needs to be said?
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