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Don't shoot at cats..........................

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 2dogs, Jan 2, 2003.

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  1. 2dogs

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    We had 3 cats, 2 dogs, all but one of them was a stray taken in.

    About 2 years ago the oldest cat (one of the strays- we had her 10 yrs) developed cancer and after considerable treatment we had to have her put down. Before that she had never been sick before.

    When we took her to the vet, we had to of course have xrays taken. We were quite surprised to see 2-3 dozen white spots on the xrays- and more surprised to find that they were BB's that the cat had been carrying in her from her time on the street, before we found her.

    I'm sure it was kids who did that to her- seems damned cruel to me.:cuss:
     
  2. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    It's one thing to kill a critter because it's suffering or because it's a varmint or pest (eating crops or disease carriers) or even for food (venison, yum yum), but to shoot a critter just to be mean is inhumane.
     
  3. PATH

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    It is one sick piece of fecal matter that would shoot any animal without good cause.
     
  4. Oleg Volk

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    Not only do many people consider their pets to be family, for some they are the only family they have.
     
  6. denfoote

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    What Oleg said!!!
    You aim at my Bootsie, I aim at you!!!! With the 10mm!!!!!
    Bet y'all didn't know I was a cat person!! :neener:
     
  7. sasnofear

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    cats r usless anyway, all they do is s@*$ on your garden. I say, blow em away.
     
  8. Oleg Volk

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    sasnofear,

    You object to free fertilizer? ;)

    How's the peace process going in your corner of civilized world?
     
  9. bogie

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    The darn critters make me sneeze. Other than that, I like 'em.
     
  10. 2dogs

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    How's the peace process going in your corner of civilized world?


    Whooooeeeeee boy- one thing I really liked about Band of Brothers DVD was the way you kept hearing the (on my TV) stereo sound of bullets whizzing by all the time. Aside from your line above, how would you write that sound on the computer?:D :neener:

    Nice cat photos.
     
  11. deputy tom

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    Most people don't realize just how serious the offence is for cruelty to animals or Sr. Citizens in My home state.I've got several GOOD Friends connected with the Penna. Humane Police and would hate to have to drop a dime on some *** cat shooter!tom.
     
  12. Deuce

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    Over the years I've met more than one "tough-guy" telling me about the time he took a lawn mower to a cat buried up to its neck.

    I don't know what makes anyone think that's fun or a good idea. I wouldn't have the slightest problem putting someone like that out of their misery ... at all!

    Unfortunately, as of yet, self-control has gotten the better of me ... as of yet.:fire:
     
  13. ball3006

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    My cats are my family....

    We couldn't have kids. We have two teenage Siamese, had 3 until one had to be put down last August due to incurable medical condition. She was a small, for a cat but was 200 percent heart and went with me everywhere. I had her cremated and her ashes will be added to mine when I pass on. Same with one of the other two. The other one is my wife's. As for someone or something harming my kits, they will be DEAD DEAD DEAD. The question is not debatable. I will protect my family with my life. When I lived up north in the UP I shot at least 2 dozen dogs that were running loose and chasing deer and whatever. Any domestic animal running loose is a danger to humans and wildlife and must be delt with.....chris3
     
  14. KRAUTGUNNER

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    Shooting other people's familiy pet cats guarantees to convert otherwise gun-neutral folks to rabid anti-gunners!
     
  15. Ledbetter

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    Other people's cats

    Have scratched up and urinated on my personal property, including car covers, boats, peeing on the door, on the porch, fecal matter in the yard, etc. If your cat comes in my yard it will get a .177 pellet in the posterior. Maybe the vet bill will teach the owner something about neighborly courtesy.

    Cat owners who think their cats should be able to go into other people's yards are inconsiderate beyond belief. We own two cats and keep them indoors or in the yard, supervised.

    And those who would threaten to take a human life to avenge the killing of an animal should not own guns. They lack perspective, to say the least.

    Keep your cat at home if you love it.
     
  16. BerettaNut92

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    You guys are making me hungry.
     
  17. Beren

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    Agreed. If your animal - cat, dog, or goldfish - steps foot onto my property, it's dangerously close to becoming that evening's stew. I'll be sure to pull on my body armor before the "people who kill animals deserve death themselves" crowd can come charging in with their Class III firearms. Emotionalistic drivel. THINK, don't FEEL, in matters of life and death!

    That said, in all past circumstances, I've done my best to safely restrain the animal in question and hold him for the owner. Even helped chase down a horse once, and that was quite an adventure. And when my white lab tackled my niece, I was first over the fence to get her off. Fortunately for my lab, my niece wasn't harmed at all, just scared witless as my lab tried to lick her to death.

    I love my animals, but as I've said elsewhere, an animal's life can in no way be compared to the value of even the lowliest human. That one "loves" an animal does not evelate its status. It's still a dog/cat/goldfish/parrot. No such beast is worth a human's life.

    And yes, I know there are some states that allow you to shoot a fleeing chicken-thief in the back. :p
     
  18. redneck2

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    Well, the Shunk-ster

    comes thru again

    CATS..the other white meat

    For the cat lovers....yeah, I used to have my own cat, and we had lotsa cats back on the farm

    BUT...suppose I feel the same way about the wild birds at my bird feeders and your cat is killing them???

    Do like I did and keep your cat, dog, kids, and everything else out of my yard (unless invited) and we'll get along just fine. My yard isn't you cat's hunting ground, kid's playground, or place for your dog to crap.

    BTW....cats kill far more animals every year than hunters. I'm not talking wild feral cats, I'm talking Tabby the housecat.
     
  19. vulcan

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    Cats are my favorite people, Harming them is plain WRONG. Without my cats I wouldn't be able to wake in the morning. They sit on my face until I get up & feed them:D .Nice pics Oleg, I usually get a blur of a cat leaving the frame or a closeup of a paw on the lens:(
     
  20. Beren

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    Believe it or not, I fully agree with you. It /is/ wrong and if I witnessed someone willfully causing undue harm to a cat or any animal, I would report it. I would also use reasonable force to stop the person from harming the animal, unless the animal was his and on his property. If the animal belongs to the person harming it and the person is on their own land, all I can ethically do is report the transgression - to the police, to the press, and to the local Humane Society.
     
  21. Southla1

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    I can understand both sides of this issue.

    We have 2 cats here...........neither venture outside. EVER. I think they would catch a cat heart attack if forced outside :D. Guess they know that there is a bed, food, water, heat in the winter, A/C in the summer, no rain on their heads etc. in the house.

    Cats that run at large be they wild or others pets are not welcome here PERIOD!

    I had one that decided the carpet in my boat (parked under my carport) would make a dandy litter box. I have had cats smear mud all over new vehicles parked under my carport. I have had them make messes in my barn, even got into my workshop and urinated on my tools.

    The ultimate was the one that managed to get into my old reloading shop and pee all over my press with a die in it!

    These cats were and WILL BE eliminated if they damage my property. For those that love cats fine...............keep them in your home as we do. I went nose to nose with a deputy one time when I tried to do the right thing and have a stray cat picked up. He said they could not do it.................I said no problem if I catch it around here again I will call you to pick up the body.............he said something about coming after me then.................I said "it's not only cat bodies that can be laid on the ground here". He understood. Sorry fellows but that's the way it is, and it will be.

    Stray cats do untold amounts of damage to local game animals also.............no not deer but to rabbits, squirrels, quail etc. So do stray dogs..................if we see em down here the last thing they see is the barrel of a firearm.
     
  22. dinosaur

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    My neighbor`s cats roam at will. Not a big problem for me as a side benefit is they keep the mice population down.

    However....... I pulled the body of a cat out from under my shed a few weeks ago. Its belly had been ripped open. Love your cat? Keep it at home.
     
  23. firestar

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    People that harm other people's pets for no good reason should go to jail period!.

    I don't personaly like cats but if someone harmed or killed my dog, it would take every bit of self control for me not to harm or kill that person.

    Some people will go out of there way to kill an animal or a pet. I have seen people do this while driving, they will swerve to hit an animal. Why? When someone does this to a wild animal it is just perverse but if they do this to a pet, it should be punished!

    Part of the whole problem is, some people don't take care of their pets and let them wander around other people's property, destroying things and angering others. That is why some cats and dogs get shot. My dog doesn't leave the yard without me. If someone came into my yard or shot into my yard to kill my dog, there would be two dead animals in my yard that day.
     
  24. Pappy John

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    "love your cat? Keep it at home."

    I agree. I like cats, sometimes, but they don't belong running loose. I like to see the squirrels, rabbits, and wild birds come to my feeders also and when your cat thinks my yard is a hunting ground the tables are gonna get turned quickly, and it'll become prey. My pets are under my control at all times.
     
  25. bogie

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    Heh - I've got a friend who is older, and really likes watching her birdfeeder.

    She doesn't like watching the neighborhood cats watch her birdfeeder (she doesn't mind squirrels - she figures that if they can get their dinner from the supposedly squirrel-proofed dealie, they can have it...).

    She bought a paintball gun. I suspect that more than a few folks in the neighborhood have been wondering why their adorable widdle furballs wandered home wearing day-glo green spots.
     
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