While at work today, a customer that I like told me he just moved into a new house and his bull dog keeps getting out of the fence. He said it wouldn't be so bad except there are a lot of cats in the neighborhood and their owners are not so happy about it.
After talking a little more, he told me that his dog likes cats like kitty treats. His dog has killed cats. He explained that the dog gives the cat a choice to leave. Just that if they pick the wrong escape route, that's their mistake. This was his justification that he felt all right about it. Of, and then he continued to explain how cats eat mice. It's all part of the life cycle.
Wow. This really distressed me. Obviously he doesn't like cats. I KNOW he loves his dog. Would he feel the same if his dog was killed by a mountain lion? Or hit by a car? I think not.
Makes me glad I decided to keep all my cats indoors or in their catio.
People often surprise and disappoint me when it comes to their views on the treatment of animals.