by wayne f janes jr
(lancaster, pa, usa)
This is what I know. A long time ago, cats were wild. We made them domestic, dependent on us for our pleasure to have a pet. We cared not enough for them to protect their life when it’s not easy for us. We move, we die, we have kids etc.. We let them go wild, or to a shelter, most likely to die.
At the same time, we trap African servals, Asian leopards, lynx, etc, etc, and very painfully, carefully breed them through chromosomal differences, and many unfruitful breeding tries to eventually make a new breed of domestic wild cat such as Savannahs, Bengals, etc, etc. expend great cost to breed, sell and buy.
Then for some reason the rich family who bought the exotic cat don’t want it and let it go wild, stray. I own a Savannah, Bengal mix, adopted from the RSPCA, turned in as found stray.
I am a care giver for mentally ill people also, and do you know some of them have more integrity then then “normal people” in this world. The animal rights people need to get laws passed, only breeders should have animals that reproduce, and people should have to register their animals, and if they don’t want them, turn them in for adoption.
If the animal is very old, and not taking to a new home, after 3 tries, put it down.
If people were made to pay money for not caring right for a pet, then pet abuse and neglect would reduce greatly. As it is now, people freely are free to be disrespectful and unaccountable for pets.
If the government was making money and people felt good that there pet “sins” where made right, they would be OK paying pet tax to a good program.
wayne f janes jr