Skip to comments.Cats Are Evil
Posted on 01/25/2013 3:54:40 PM PST by SJackson
Why New Zealand is right to consider banning them in order to save its wildlife.
You know what animal makes a good pet? No animal.
Dogs will bite you to death and then eat your corpse. Snakes will asphyxiate you, escape, infest the Everglades, and eat all its mammals. Pet parrots perpetuate a trade that upends ecosystems, and hamsters pass you dangerous zoonotic diseases. But perhaps the worst pet of all, environmentally speaking, is a cat.
Domesticated cats started out as parasites on human civilization. Unlike other species, and admittedly to their credit, they domesticated themselves. When humans started growing grain, the crops attracted rodents that attracted cats. Wild cats evolved into housecats, and they were quite useful for thousands of years, killing disease-ridden rats and mice and protecting our food stockpiles. But now that we have industrial farming, reliable food storage, and mostly mouse-proof houses, cats are mere parasites again. Playful and often affectionate parasites, sure, and adorable when young, but a scourge on the landscape.
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Evil kitty ping.
I’ll trust even a feral cat before I trust a democrat.
If we want to start eliminating parasites. . . I can think of a few places to start. . .and all are Inside the Beltway. . .
The Left is a fount of unending bottomless hate for all life.
Message to Libs...mess with my cats and you’ll come up against REAL evil.
I see Morgan has failed to address the effect he’s having on the eco system.
They are some kind of stupid.
I am not talking about cats.
I keep 2 as petz.
What does that say about me?
Viking Kitties and Facebook are not amused.
Where is the grumpy cat pic??
well, the sheeple would just elect more.
My kitteh is my best friend. Anyone who tries to harm her or take her away from me will have to come through me first.
Gato won that one. :)
Johnny had it coming.
That kid is a brat and a future serial killer. That kitty was exercising self defense!
Good work by the cat!
I agree that cats are evil, or at least generally malevolent, but not because they kill birds. They’re evil because they usually have no appreciation at all for the human hosts upon whom their existence depends. Even the lowly rat appreciates humans enough to show us some respect and only come out to raid our garbage at night, while running and hiding at the sight of us. Cats strut around like they own the place, have no respect for our property, and would definitely try to eat us if they could figure out how.
~And~ what *I* would have given him later, too, if he were my own hell spawn.
ROFLMAO! I love cats.
Little Johnny learns early on not to take out his frustrations on a pet...
Actually, this is a case of edited video.
The whole video shows the cat to be the A$$hat. Kid was on the bed minding his own biz when the cat tried to chew his feet off.
What you see here is Johnny boy defending his feet from being chewed off.
Cat did in fact need smacked.
LOL, but I blame the mom behind the camera for letting it go on too long.
Kid WILL grow up, cat WILL lose all future encounters.
Stop reading right there.
Where does this guy live? Before we rescued our current house cat -- abandoned under the barn behind our property -- we were overrun with field mice every autumn when the first frost arrived. Our house was built to code in 1997. There is NO such thing as a mouse-proof house. Certainly no such thing as a rodent-proof barn.
In addition to which, we raise a good bit of our own food, which our cat protects: killing moles, voles, grey squirrels (rats with bushy tails), red squirrels (extremely evil red rats with bushy tales) and rabbits (rats with long ears) and seed eating birds. Hell, our cat has even treed several raccoons.
Luckily, when a very large black bear wandered into our cookout on Memorial Day last he did not go after the bear. Had he done so I would not have been able to reach my shotgun in time to save my wife...
I enjoy every bit of the "evilness" in my cat.
Which makes them good at what they're designed for, but not evil.
Holy Toldeo! That kid needs some anger management. Hope that cat took a good bite - brat asked for it.
Little Johnny just found out cats don’t read Dr. Spock.
Before you go blaming the kid, you should know that his MOTHER was at fault.
The kid was DEFENDING himself, and his mom thought the whole thing “funny.”
That little sh-t definitely had it coming.
Actually, the cat DID take a ‘good bite.’ That’s why the kid slugged him.
Cat had it coming!
An edited vid can change everything. Just ask FATBOY Moore(on)!
Yep, Mom should’ve broken that up and swatted the cat long before it got that far. There are some mean ones out there that make rotten pets, no doubt about it. Still, I’ll bet that kid thought twice about future fisticuffs with that bundle of claws, teeth and muscle.
I have seen similiar video of a young girl abusing a horse. The horse defended itself, which made me cheer. That little girl was an angry, nasty piece of work!
Children should learn at a much earlier age not to treat animals as they would a sibling. Cats, dogs, horses - they do not think like we do but sure do recognize an attack against them when it happens. Fights between human siblings, though, are common.
You got that right.
Grew up on a farm. Cats CAN make good pets if you socialize them properly. (really hard to do)
Mostly though, they are mean with a bad attitude.
We never let them in the house, they lived in the barn. They did NOT get fed, that was on purpose. They were there for vermin control. And they ARE the most efficient, effective hunters around. Smart, creative, and down right evil. Would NEVER keep one as a ‘pet.’ But that’s just me.
Now, for vermin control, I keep mini pins and jack russells.
A lot friendlier to people and just as effective as ratters.
What does that say about me?
You don't like dogs.....
That and the opposable thumb and tool using thing.
Opposable thumbs are awesome.
Most human pets are carnivores. Says a lot about us as a race.
Don’t get me wrong. Kids are little savages themselves.
I heard some fartgas from PETA that kids need to be TAUGHT to abuse animals.
BALDERDASH. You need to TEACH kids NOT to abuse animals. Teach them NOT to poke the animal in eye, stick fingers up their noses, pull their tails, slap their heads and yank on their ears.
Kids are born savages. Parr of getting civilized is learning how to treat animals humanely.
But in this case, kitty had it coming. Kid rang his bells, you can hear it in the video.
Bottom line here, the kid and cat were having a standoff, the only so called adult in the room was the mom. And Mom was a jerk.
I put up a bird feeder right outside where my catz sun in the morning. Nothing like coffee and a little predator/prey action through the window.
Dogs have masters; cats have staff. LOL.
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