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.

More reading:

  1. i hate cats
  2. No kill animal shelters
  3. Euthanize a cat
  4. How to kill cats humanely or not

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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  • This article is right. Cats were made to be faithful companions, not to be left on the streets. A cat's only chance of survival on the streets is "kill, whatever I can find".
    If you were a hobo, you'd look for food, right? Miss Kitty on the road there feels no different.

  • OMG i just came across this looking for a different article... I think it is very sick that people think that they can kill cats just for whatever reason. I am going to have to say a prayer for humanity, this is so EVIL!!

    • Humanity needs a lot of prayers Jen, there are too many evil people in this world!

  • Maybe these people who are sooo concerned about the treatment of cats should take a trip to Vietnam or another country in Southeast Asia. I can not believe how some think that a "cat" has the same rights as humans do and that it should be a crime when a cat is killed. Cats are soooo destructive to the natural environment it is outrageous and I don't hear complaints about the thousands of other species being decimated by the domestic house cat. Here is a way to get rid of the neighborhood bothersome feline, crush a few light bulbs and mix that with some tunafish. Place this out along the areas the cats tend to frequent and there ya more cats.

    • Bobby, you are a cruel fool because you have missed one obvious point: humans are thousands of times more destructive of the natural environment than cats.

      Why don't you feed some light bulbs to some people instead. Or better still someone should do it to you.

      • I agree with bobby cats are no good they just use people to get wot they want once they got wot they want they don't give a toss about you unlike a dog they appreciate every thing you do for them and love you for if you will never get this from a useing cat.

        • Well eye sucker if you would rather have a panting fawning yes man of a dog than a dignified cat then what the hell are you doing on a cat lovers web site?

          • Well Ruth I do have a cat I bought it for my girlfriend it's a Somali cost me £450 but it's like all cats no matter wot breed it's a useing peace of crap I would prefur a dog over a useing moggy any day.

  • Cats suck , good for nothing creatures , but make for great target practice , all cats are soo pitiful they don't deserve to live , and if it don't die the first shot, wait a minute and try again.

    Note from Michael (site owner): I have published your comment to show decent sensible people what kind of nasty person is out there. I guess most of us know but some people need to be warned.

    • Yea , thanks I appreciate it ;) , because people deserve to know the truth , I've also killed cats because they left scratches on my car , poor car , lucky cat ;)

      • I would say poor us for having to put with complete assholes like you. My apologies to regular visitors for my vulgar language but the word is appropriate.

        • You must be one of those PETA people that make the stupidest rules and arguements for the killing of animals , I don't believe in torture just killing , have a nice day ;)

  • i agree with this article ...thank you for sharing...relieved to know this is not what i thought it was.

  • Cat owners simply refuse to accept that their cat (and this is all cats) kill indiscriminately, it's their nature and I don't blame the cats. However there are simply too many cats in the UK with the result that wildlife in general is being decimated at an alarming rate, every day I see two or three local cats hunting in the area around my house and they have killed two broods of birds in my garden. So, what's the solution, well in my opinion there is only one effective solution and that is to simply find a way of killing all cats in all areas. There is no good reason to have and care for a cat, if you need a companion, get a parrott or a rat or something similar which you can keep indoors and not allow to impact on the environment.
    I know this all sounds very cruel, but it's the only way because no cat owner can control how their cat behaves, ALL cats are are born killers (it's natural to them) but we should not allow them to continue.
    How to kill them, antifreeze works but it is a slow painfull death and if your caught you could be in trouble so maybe invent a virus like Myxymitosis that kills rabbits, anyone who does this should be knighted.
    But seriously all cats have got to go.

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