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I cant believe people like this still exist today!

post #1 of 19
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I was on a forum and in the offtopic section me and some guy in his 30's were trying to find out what the saddest movie was of all time. He suggested Old Yeller, because of the shooting scene. Well here is the rest of the conversation after. I'll refer to him as "man".

Man- This is the saddest movie ever, period. I had to shoot one of our (otherwise healthy) cats once because it just turned mean, and that made me feel like barfing for several days.

Me- Uh, why did you shoot your cat because it was mean? My cats bite but I wouldn't shoot them. Did your cat get rabies you mean?

Man- It was a tomcat, and it had lived for almost 7 years with his mother and sister just fine, but all of a sudden he went crazy and started attacking them for no reason. When tomcats go bad, they just go bad.

Me- Ok well vets put pets to sleep, usually they are not shot by their owners.

Man- Well hey, usually people don't try to tell other people how to live their lives, either... I guess stuff happens.

Doesn't this just sicken you! And he is a Mod on the forum too! For a guy in his 30's he sure is stupid.
post #2 of 19
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Originally Posted by keith p View Post
I was on a forum and in the offtopic section me and some guy in his 30's were trying to find out what the saddest movie was of all time. He suggested Old Yeller, because of the shooting scene. Well here is the rest of the conversation after. I'll refer to him as "man".

Man- This is the saddest movie ever, period. I had to shoot one of our (otherwise healthy) cats once because it just turned mean, and that made me feel like barfing for several days.

Me- Uh, why did you shoot your cat because it was mean? My cats bite but I wouldn't shoot them. Did your cat get rabies you mean?

Man- It was a tomcat, and it had lived for almost 7 years with his mother and sister just fine, but all of a sudden he went crazy and started attacking them for no reason. When tomcats go bad, they just go bad.

Me- Ok well vets put pets to sleep, usually they are not shot by their owners.

Man- Well hey, usually people don't try to tell other people how to live their lives, either... I guess stuff happens.

Doesn't this just sicken you! And he is a Mod on the forum too! For a guy in his 30's he sure is stupid.

People like that make ME wanna barf for days what a
post #3 of 19
Unfortunately its not uncommom..in the country people do that ALL the time..I had an uncle who would hit kittens over the head with a shovel to kill them because their outside cat kept getting pregnant
post #4 of 19
Has he never heard of spaying??
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by LokisMum View Post
Has he never heard of spaying??
Trust me, I know I was very young at the time, so couldn't do anything about it..NOW, I would...but I haven't even seen my uncle for years now.
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
He reffered to Old Yeller in this case. Old Yeller was set a LONG time ago when there wasnt really vets and fixing didnt exist, there was no such thing as euthanasia by needle.

But nowadays there IS that's what makes it wrong. He could have just taken it to the vet to put it to sleep I know vets are by him and he is far from poor. Plus his attitude that i'm telling him how to live his life? He is living his life illegally thats all I know.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Unfortunately its not uncommom..in the country people do that ALL the time..I had an uncle who would hit kittens over the head with a shovel to kill them because their outside cat kept getting pregnant
Like LokisMom said, couldn't he just a) keep her inside, or b) get her spayed? People make me so $^&$^@$%@# mad.
post #8 of 19
How revolting
post #9 of 19
That is really sad....but i hate to say i've heard many stories like this before
post #10 of 19
IT really is disgusting and horrid but like others have said, I've seen and heard many stories like this before.

I personally know an older couple who lives on a farm who shoot cats all the time. There is no shelter and they feed them for a while, then the females end up having kittens and then 4 cats end up turning into 60 or 80 cats and kittens over a short while. People in the town know they try to care for as many as possible, so they dump unwanted kittens and cats at their drive a couple miles from town. Eventually old geoge takes out his gun and shoots like 40 cats. It's really sad.
post #11 of 19
The thinking behind the deed is disgusting, but IMO shooting, if done by some one capable, may not be a bad way to euthanize. A clean shot in the brain of an unsuspectining animal in his/her own safe home may be better than dragging a panicing vet hating animal to be put to sleep in a weird scary place. Moreover, the lethal shot doesn't always work properly, some people I know had a horrible experience with their dog.

That said, my cats will definately be euthanized by a vet when the time comes. I hate guns. I'm just saying maybe the difference is in our sensibilites rather than the animals actual experience.
post #12 of 19
Yes, people like that definitely still exist. Wanna hear one worse?

Some people I know, their parents (living in the country on a farm) had housecats. One of them was quite old, about 17 or so, and very loved. The cat at that age was declining in health and the parent decided it was time to put her down. So she called her son to come get the cat, take it out to a field and shoot it! She couldn't do it herself, so wanted her son who had grown up with the cat to do it. He took the cat and took her to a vet to be PTS. Somewhere humanity got passed along, but it obviously wasn't from his parents!
post #13 of 19
Like others said, these people still do exist. It's easier to do still when you're out in the country. If this guy was and maybe it took him 2 hours to get to the closest vet, then that might have been his justification. He doesn't want to sit in a car for 2 hours with an attacking cat.

What I said is still no justification in my mind, but maybe in his. I would've at least sedated the cat, then take it to the vet.
post #14 of 19
A 7 year old cat who turned mean... Hmmm... maybe he was sick. Poor thing never got the chance to get better.
post #15 of 19
I still say that some people just aren't playing with a full deck. If you have a heart, you can't be so cold hearted. Period!
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
Like others said, these people still do exist. It's easier to do still when you're out in the country. If this guy was and maybe it took him 2 hours to get to the closest vet, then that might have been his justification. He doesn't want to sit in a car for 2 hours with an attacking cat.

What I said is still no justification in my mind, but maybe in his. I would've at least sedated the cat, then take it to the vet.
Um, maybe I am one of these people as far as some of you are concerned? My husband and I had to put a cat down once and chose to shoot it ourselves rather than take it to the vet and have it euthanized. It was not however a matter of convenience ("not wanting to sit in a car for 2 hours with an attacking cat") but more so not wanting the last 2 hours of the cat's life to be frantic/traumatized/scared to death when we could shorten that time to 5 minutes. Yes, things are different out in the country, maybe some of you understand maybe some do not. If you assume that everything is the same where there is not that much of an infrastructure out here as in the city or suburbs, it is easy to think that you are taking the moral high ground.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Unfortunately its not uncommom..in the country people do that ALL the time..I had an uncle who would hit kittens over the head with a shovel to kill them because their outside cat kept getting pregnant
Oh God!!

And Keith P, i amire your coolness towards this person because i couldn't be like that
post #18 of 19
Pretty recently (like a few months ago, maybe sometime during the summer), I had a messageboard conversation with someone who said that 10 years ago, their two puppies had killed a litter of kittens, and since they had now tasted blood, they would turn savage, so the person took the puppies to the shed and shot them. It was the most disgusting thing I had ever heard of, but fortunately I wasn't the only one disgusted. Ugh. And the person still believes injesting blood will turn the puppy (or whoever) into a blood-thirsty savage. Jeez, how stupid can people get?
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
The guy lives in Chicagoland, IL.


Yeah it's all stupidity.
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