An Article About Cat Poison

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In 2008, five years ago, I wrote a page about cat poison. It is on what is called a subdomain of PoC. The host company is Google. You can see the article here:

Cat Poison

It is not a great article but it got lots of views. It is about car anti-freeze. It was updated gradually and haphazardly. The intention was to warn people of the hazards of car anti-freeze and other poisons. What visitors took from it was instructions on how to poison cats. Astonishing, but in retrospect unsurprising.

The reason why I am writing this is because there are 288 comments to this article, which is a lot and Google no longer lists the page at all (it is effectively invisible) but the comments are interesting. I think PoC has only two pages with more comments:

The interesting thing about the Cat Poison comments is the way they reflect a cross section of a part of society. I don’t know whether the comments reflect society generally. They might.

The comments are generally disturbing. It is clear to me that a lot of people poison cats or want to poison cats.

If anyone wants to have a look at the comments I am sure it will be quite instructive.

I sense there is an underbelly of hatred or dislike of the domestic cat that simmers and people who care about the cat should recognise this.

The way to diffuse this is to force irresponsible cat owners into being responsible. This means ensuring their cats are sterilised and that their cats do not upset reasonable people. This is why I argue for change to force something to happen in the interests of cat welfare.

There is no doubt that the people who poison cats are nasty people because it is inhumane and immoral. I have to conclude that there are a lot of nasty people out there. If they are not nasty they are certainly able to poison or hurt cats and therefore any animal.

I’ll leave it there.

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An Article About Cat Poison — 9 Comments

  1. Free-roaming cats have been listed as “vermin” in the USA since the early 1900’s. It is perfectly legal to use any poisons on any animal listed as vermin.

    If you don’t want your vermin poisoned keep it home where it belongs. It’s that simple.

    Just as people who might accidentally let their pet-rats roam free. They don’t whine and moan if their rat accidentally gets poisoned or caught in a rat-trap and dies or gets attacked by a larger predator. That’s the pet-rat owner’s fault. Just as it is your fault if your cat gets poisoned or dies any other way when away from your required supervision. Time for you all to grow-up and finally learn what it means to be responsible adults, don’t you think?

    • Free-roaming cats have been listed as “vermin” in the USA since the early 1900′s

      Quote chapter and verse on that. You can state that but where does it come from?

      Personally I have a different definition of vermin: People who poison cats.

      Time for you all to grow-up and finally learn what it means to be responsible adults, don’t you think?

      Yes, it is time for you to grow up and start being decent and civilised and thoughtful rather some cat hating idiot.

    • Interesting/Woody I have news for you, you are even lower than vermin and I don’t think you will ever grow up as you only have one brain cell and that is programmed to write rubbish, so why don’t you go and play with other immature vermin like yourself.

  2. I find it incredible that any human being could want to take another living being’s life!
    I honestly think that anyone who hates cats enough to want them dead and who looks for a way to poison them, needs psychiatric treatment, because they are lacking in some part of their brain. They are a danger to society!
    What if cats are eventually wiped out as they would like them to be, will they start on dogs next? Then children? Or people who they don’t like?
    Something has gone horribly wrong with some of the human race, why do they need to hate, why can’t they live and let live?
    I know from experience that cat haters are unhinged, unpleasant, arrogant, dangerous people.
    It’s OK not to share our love of cats, we can’t all be the same, but why go so far as to try to turn others against them, why want them dead?
    There must be things in life all the rest of us don’t like but we don’t go around seething with hatred and killing who/what we don’t like.
    I know lots of cat lovers and there is not one bad person amongst them!

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