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What would you say to someone who said to you that they hate cats? — 5 Comments

  1. I have sometimes told them there must be something missing in your head. On another occasion I explained to them about the Black Death and how the persecution and killing of cats was instrumental in the inability to contain or reduce it’s severity. The people who were responsible for that brought about their own demise all the quicker, and good riddance to them, I said, as the punch line. They couldn’t think of any rejoinder, so I just left it that. There is nothing fundamental in a cat’s behaviour that would justify treating them cruelly or hating them. The problem seems more to lie in a psychological and behavioural disorder of the human. Unprovoked unreasoning hatred is a mental disease.

    • Harvey, your conclusion hits the nail on the head. And I like what you’d say to a person who told you they hated cats. I would certainly try and put them right.

  2. This is just total projection on your part and on the part of the person you are reporting on, and all cat-owners’ parts. Most people, when they say “they hate cats”, are really just more simply saying they hate and despise all cat proponents who let cats roam free. For they are the truly despicable and loathsome humans of the world. Cats are just an offshoot of human behavior. It’s not the cats’ fault, it’s the fault of those who like cats — they are the ones truly hated and despised and with complete verifiable reason. Unfortunately this hatred and vehemence gets transferred to their cats — since it is illegal to maim, torture, and kill the despicable and loathsome cat owner for what they do. That gets landed on their cats instead. In the hopes that they will learn how to be responsible and grown up into adults one day.

    • I guess you are an ornithologist! You generalise. A lot of cat owners keep their cats confined. Do you hate these people?

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