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New Law: Outdoor Cats Must Wear Brightly Coloured Collars — 3 Comments

  1. personally i FEEL that people should either LEASH their animals, keep them INSIDE, or BUILD enclosures in their yards so their animals CANT GET OUT. anybody that lets their animal roam out of some misguided need to give them back their sense of “freedom” needs to bring their pet back to the shelter so someone with sense can take care of them the way they DESERVE to be cared for. pets r DOMESTICATED. they DONT NEED to roam. ALL pet caretakers SHOULD b playing with their pets enough so that they dont NEED to roam. if u cant play with them enough GIVE THEM TO SOMEONE THAT CAN! caretakers have NO ONE to blame but themselves when their pet gets trapped, hurt, or blamed like n THIS article. good parents dont let their kids roam whenever they feel like it. WHY? to keep them safe. then WHY dont caretakers do the same?! i LOVE my Lex. i keep him INSIDE to keep him safe. not cuz he is incapable of living on the street, but because i love him TOO MUCH to subject him to that. besides, i DIDNT get him so i could let him run the streets where it ISNT safe. i got him so he wouldnt HAVE to run the streets & so he WOULD b safe IN MY HOUSE.
    m sure a LOT of people dont like what im saying. thats fine cuz i dont like what a lot of people r doing(or arent doing n THIS case). i FIRMLY believe that when people REALLY LOVE something they take care of it, & when they dont they get lazy & let anything happen to it. being a caretaker is THE SAME THING TO ME. if u REALLY LOVE ur pet u WILL do whatever u have to n order to keep them safe. u WILL feed them, play with them, AND KEEP THEM SAFE. what is the SAFEST way to keep them safe: KEEP THEM INDOORS or WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE AT ALL TIMES. there is NO WAY to keep ur pet safe when they r OUTSIDE & OUT OF UR FIELD OF VIEW PERIOD. once they r outside ANYTHING can happen to them. just because it HASNT(yet)doesnt mean it WONT. and never forget, people WILL blame u for ALL the things that happen to their yard, etc when they know u let ur pet roam whether its a dog or a cat(even if its something dogs or cats dont do)cuz YOU left that open for them to do so. so the ABSOLUTE safest way to keep them safe, & keep urself-& ur pet- from being blamed(or any lawsuits, cuz ive seen & heard about enough of THOSE where the pet owner actually had to pay BIG BUCKS over it)is to keep them INDOORS.
    so we r clear i have 2 cats & my gf has 4 kitties. i DO put reflective collars(in addition to a flea n tick collar), metal tags, & bells on my cats. they help to track them down when they r hiding under something & they seem to kinda like it(kinda like Tom from the Tom & Jerry cartoon when the tiny mouse gives him a bell & he cant stop ringing it. they ALL did that in the beginning..they still do sometimes). i also keep them INDOORS. im NOT perfect. i dont play with them as much as i SHOULD all the time, but i LOVE THEM VERY MUCH, enough to keep them safe from the dangers of the outside world, keep them safe from anything inside, & make sure there is NO WAY they could EVER b blamed for anything that happened or is happening n ANY neighbors yard or to THEIR animals. this is just me & m NOT trying to say people that let their animals roam r bad caretakers per se. i AM saying that there r times when we ALL could try a little harder to do a better job with them & that it IS safer INSIDE than it is OUTSIDE, & if we ALL did these things(kept them inside, on a leash, or in an enclosure)that NO ONE would b able to blame us for these kinds of things happening to birds, their pets, or ANYTHING else cuz OUR pets wouldnt b anywhere near their stuff, pets, etc. its just a “good neighbor” kinda thing to me at least.
    sorry for talkin ur ears off.

  2. It’s just another way for cat owners to not take responsibility for all the animal-suffering that they cause with their cats. These collars do nothing to save the 23 BILLION (yes billion, not million) other types of animals that cat owners senselessly torture to death per year in the USA.

    Though some people really like this idea because it makes cats much easier to find for shooting them and to hit with their cars at night.

  3. Anything to turn down the volume from the extreme hand wringers. But I’m afraid if you give them an inch they’ll still want a mile. Those extremists will campaign others to join their cause then everyone will say sure, try it, mandate it… then it’ll be that then another thing and another. However, my cats are not going to wear a clown collar! They don’t kill anything except an occasional moth or leaf fluttering across the yard. But I hesitate to mention that because then we’ll hear from the butterfly people, and the cats will have to wear a battery operated insect repellent. And who’s going to collar the community or feral cats? Why keep hanging this all on our pets, just because they can? Sorry, I know I’m not helping, but I’m as tired of this as anyone. Maybe it’s because my cats are not a problem and someone else’s cats are.

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