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Posted By: CarolC
10-Sep-01 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Cat's hunting habits
Subject: RE: BS: Cat's hunting habits
And as it pertains to Carol, I assume that somone with all the training she has can readily produce an academic source rather than "opinion" to support her statement that cats must hunt and kill. You simply have no support that it is abusive to restrain a cat from killing.

--GUEST

I think you're putting words in my mouth, GUEST. I never said that cats must hunt and kill. And I never said that it is abusive to restrain a cat from killing.

I have stated my opinion as my opinion, because that's what it is. And I'm as entitled to it as you are to yours. My opinion, just for clarification, is that "owning" animals is a mixed bag. There are undesirable things that come with the benefits. That's why I don't have any animals.

Absolutes don't cut it, even in the world of biology. For every study that proves a certain point about something in the world of nature, there's probably a study refuting it. Biologists can't even agree on taxonomy. There's no way you're going to find complete agreement on behavior.