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Private Ownership of Wild Cats — 12 Comments

  1. More haste less speed please don’t think me illiterate with my spelling I was just typing too quickly out of sheer anger 🙁

  2. The thought of a wild cat (any wild animal for that matter) caged for human pleasure makes me sad and angry 2 very familar emothions for me when I read about animal abuse. This IS aniaml abuse to take a cat from its home confined to a small cage it must go out of its mind!! And for what!!! For some egotistical idiot with more money than sense that wants some status symbol! Yeah look at me (beats his chest) look at this scary cat that I’ve got!

    I hate every aspect of it none of it is good and I for one am glad that its coming to an end.

  3. It seems to me to be nothing more than an ego trip for an emotionally immature animal owner: ‘See what a potentially vicious animal I have and how it submits to my power and authority!’ It reminds me of a man I used to know who owned a female Doberman dog. To be sure, she was a reliable guard dog, real threat to anyone who had intentions of harming her owner. But she was easily able to distinguish between people who meant well and those who meant harm. Toward those who had good intentions, she was as gentle and playful as a puppy. But that was *not* what her owner wanted. He wanted an animal that was threatening and intimidating at all times to everyone, and he was clearly irritated and annoyed when she displayed gentleness toward harmless people. People like that definitely need to grow up, but whether they will or not remains an open question.

    • It seems to me to be nothing more than an ego trip for an emotionally immature animal owner:

      I agree it is about people who consider themselves to be expert wild cat keepers but who are in reality are just satisfying their desires. It is self-indulgent and has little or nothing to do with conservation.

        • Totally against a cat’s wellbeing. We know that because they are dying out in captivity. We need to import cats from the wild to support captive cats, which is obviously crazy.

  4. Yes Micheal the picture is bleak but most people won’t admit it. Wild animals should be left alone,not captured,not killed,but left in their natural state. I agree we’d be better giving homes to the poor cats sitting in cages on death row because no one wants them. I used to be an anarchist until I had the kids and needed to be responsible and yeh I got arrested but it was well worth it lol

  5. Keeping wild animals captive is CRUEL and WRONG as is breeding from them for money or fame.
    There are domestic cats desperately needing homes and being killed daily for lack of them, but ordinary cats aren’t enough for some, they want to OWN wild or semi wild cats for their own selfish satisfaction.
    It’s very hard to be a peaceful animal rights person Marc, I know because I’ve done it for 47 years now, but there is no point in being aggressive, what good would we be if they put us in prison?
    I could very easily turn violent at anyone abusing animals, I feel my insides and head are about to burst sometimes at the stupidity, ignorance and cruelty of some people.

  6. Humanity is appalling – I’m ashamed to no end. I just spent the morning reading about Japanese killing whales – I’m depressed. It does seem hopeless. The only thing left is revenge – to give people involved in all this a piece of my mind and a fairly hard kick in the head where possible. I used to frown on the over active measures of animal activists but now I kind of don’t blame even if they do get it wrong from time to time. I’d love to see poachers suffer horrible painful deaths alond with the people who create the endangered species market. Thank god for animal activists. People wont wear real fur in public anymore because they are scared of repercussions. GOOD. I tell you one thing I will be the first to stand up in the middle of a crowded restaurant and shout at somebody for wearing the wrong thing. I’m just sick of it. I’m ready to be pulled kicking and screaming out places – I don’t care anymore.

    • Anarchist..! I think the time is fast arriving when we have to be a bit anarchistic. The vote for the Italian comedian in the elections recently is a form of anarchism – rejecting the status quo. It is time to really do something big to change the way people in general relate to wild animals. We seem to headed for a time when they will all be in zoos or reserves. There is a story in the papers this morning about how pesticides are killing bees in the millions in the UK. Big commerce destroying nature. Without bees we’ll have to pollinate plants by hand or something. There is a sort of madness about human behavior.

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