Originally Posted by JuneBugBear07
I dont think she should have to keep him inside, he loves to roam, who is she to keep him locked up for "his own" good.
She's his human, that's who. Keeping our cats healthy is our job, and if that means keeping them inside, that's what it takes.
Aside from the fact that indoor cats are healthier and live longer, being protected from the various hazards of the world outside, cats, being the great hunters that they are, post a major threat to small fauna, such as songbirds, rodents, and small reptiles. The predation by domestic cats is a major reason why several native bird species are on the endangered or threatened list, for example. At least one North American species of mouse has been hunted to near extinction by cats (which are an invasive species, not native to this continent). Several native species of small reptiles and marsupials in Australia have been decimated by the introduction of cats to that continent.