People or persons search for “How to Kill a Cat“. In my opinion, people who do this are committing a criminal offence as they are conspiring to commit an act of cruelty to an animal. In the UK (and the USA legislation is broadly similar) under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is an offence, punishable on conviction with a prison sentence of 51 weeks and/or a fine or £20,000, to commit an act of cruelty to an animal.
People who want to kill a cat are the kind of people who probably hate cats. And the kind of people who hate cats are people who are, frankly, ignorant about cats.
They have probably learned to hate cats from their parents or siblings. Their parents probably learned to hate cats from their parents and not one of them has asked themselves why! Sure, they may have their reasons, but each one can be countered very easily.
A classic reason to hate cats and kill cats is because there are wandering and roaming on to other people’s property and then piss and sh*t on someone else’s land (garden for example).
The counter argument to that is this: why blame a cat for acting naturally when the root cause of the problem is us, people? If it is a stray cat, they were once companion cats. The person who kept the cat didn’t do a good enough job, that’s all.
Feral cats are our problem. The feral cat doesn’t choose to be feral. These cats are meant to be companion domestic animals living in homes. These cats are acting naturally in a very unnatural and difficult environment of our making under circumstances of our making. If people want to vent some hatred and anger about cats sh*ting on grass etc. they should do it against the person who keeps the cat or who has abandoned the cat or who has acted in some irresponsible way towards the cat.
In short we, the people of this world, have created cats that might be hated by ignorant people. These people might conspire to kill them by searching for, “how to kill a cat”. This is patently and totally wrong, morally and I say legally.
Obviously if a single individual actually kills a cat in a non-authorized environment (i.e. not animal testing – a crime in my opinion however) then that person has committed a crime.
I am not going to explain how to hurt a cat. It is wrong and I would ask all people who are considering it to rethink and ask themselves if it is right to do this. And if you still think it is right, you need to get educated. And if you think I am preaching, I am because someone has to.