By coldstar - 18/07/2013 09:06 - United Kingdom - London
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Just to clarify a few things: my two adult cats (the mother and the baby-eater) are sisters. I had planned to have them both spayed a few months ago but the baby-eater was very unwell at the time, so I decided to postpone the spaying for both of them so that I could eventually get them both done at the same time. By the time the unwell cat had recovered the other had already snuck out of the house and fallen pregnant, so I resigned myself to letting her have the kittens and then taking them both to be fixed. That's how this situation happened. To those questioning whether I was aware of the potential danger, yes I was, but the mother cat is usually dominant to her sister and intimidates her a lot, so I assumed she'd chase her away if she tried to go near the newborns. Instead she seemed indifferent to the situation and simply stood by while her sister killed the litter. As for why I did not intervene, I was not in the room at the time. I entered the room and saw the cat had given birth, then exited the room to go and fetch her some extra food and water. When I returned I found the sister in the room with blood around her mouth, half a leg on the floor, and the mother sitting off to one side washing herself. As I stared at the scene in a mixture of surprise and revulsion, the killer began coughing violently then vomited. So that's how you came to read about this event. As for those suggesting I should punish the killer in some way, I am not going to. She was just acting on instinct, like all non-human animals do. And I think that's all I have to say for now. Sorry for the long comment.
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If you've never eaten someone you were jealous of, you're not truly living.
What gives the majority of you the right to insult someone for either, looking past the obvious or making a sarcastic comment? I mean WHO CARES. Post how you feel about the author not about comments that can be misjudged. Seriously, people need to lay off feeling high & mighty over other.
This is actually horrific. I wish I could unread this, so I can't even imagine how you must have felt to experience it. Sorry OP.
Animals will do that, though I'm surprised the mother wasn't more protective. That's exactly why you have to keep them away until they start growing.
Yeah, you never know how an animal will behave. When my cat had kittens, I was careful to closely supervise the father with the newborns because he'd been so vicious with other animals. He even chased my neighbor's big dog across the street because he was trying to get in my house. But he loved those kittens. He played with them, cuddled with them, and gave them baths. He really did everything their mother did for them except nurse them. It turned out that he's not a mean cat after all. Hen was just protecting his family.
Very true, and it's not that the mom wasn't more protective of the kittens, she just gave birth! Male cats in particular or grown female cats will rip off the head of or eat the kittens simply because the female will have the kitten's undivided attention or territory. It's instinctual, not the cat's fault, remember they are only another face of God. OP had no excuse, should have researched on what he was getting into and separated the cats before the kittens came into the world...shame on OP for being ignorant about something that would become his responsibility.
Mother cats usually keep their litters away from other cats- especially male cats- for this reason. If your other cat is an un neutered male, you absolutely deserved this and fuck the kittens lives. Then again, your cat should never have been pregnant in the first place. There is no need to breed cats when there is millions already unwanted. Unless you are some kind hearted soul who adopted an already pregnant stray, you are an irresponsible owner for not getting your cat fixed if you are unwilling or unable to keep her from getting pregnant.
Except most people don't keep an entire litter their cat has. So yes it is irresponsible. Every kitten you produce with your unspayed or unneutered cat takes away a potential home for an already homeless cat sitting in a shelter waiting to be adopted. If there are no homes for the already homeless cats, shelters become full and healthy cats get put down. All because of morons who aren't responsible.
#17- I understand what you're saying, and it's okay if OP wants kittens. But proper research obviously should've been done. And most people won't keep an entire litter, and homes for kittens are often hard to find. There's enough cats in the shelter without irresponsible backyard breeders contributing to that.
I agree with you 13. Most people do not realize truly how many cats and dogs are euthanized every day. It's something we don't like to talk about, and since we don't see it we pretend it doesn't exist. I have seen puppies get gassed and it will stick with me for the rest of my life. Furthermore, stray cats are a huge threat to the ecosystem as they are great hunters with very few natural predators, they are basically an invasive species. Not saying there is anything wrong with cat ownership, I just think people should put more thought into how their actions affect the bigger picture.
You do know that there are cat breeders, right? People who professionally breed pedigreed cats for people who want to pay thousands of dollars for a particular kind of cat rather than adopting a mixed breed for nothing or next to nothing? That's probably not the case here, since I think a breeder would be careful not to let this happen, but still not every litter of kittens is the result of irresponsibility. But even if this litter was an accident, I don't think OP deserves this. I accidentally allowed my cat to get pregnant. I tried to get her fixed but I couldn't find a vet at a price I could afford because I had unanticipated financial problems. I also couldn't find another home for her with an owner who could afford the surgery. Half of her kittens died, and I mourned every single one. I can't imagine how devastated I would have been if they had died by getting eaten by my other cat, rather than in their sleep as they did.
You just judge. So what her cat got pregnant. How you get mad at her for her cat getting pregnant? You should be mad your mother got pregnant with your dumb fuckin ass. She should of ate you then threw you the fuck up cause that's how unpleasant you are. Nasty and all.
You want my opinion on cat breeders and people who want "purebred" cats? Selfish the lot of them. There is no functional difference between breed like dogs which are bred for working conditions. It's entirely aesthetic. There is 4 cats per person in the USA alone. Try working on the flip side at a shelter... Even a no kill sanctuary seeing how many cats need be euthanized because they are injured beyond any other form of help after people tired of them and literally thrown them out like trash. You know how many cats, including 2 week old kittens I hand reared that I have collected from garbage dumps? Down vote me all you want. If you get a cat, you should either get it fixed or if you can't afford to unexpectedly... It's called keep your cat indoors and away from unaltered males. I had one female who was due to get spayed while I was dealing with a flood, so she missed the appointment and came into heat. She didn't get pregnant because I kept her indoors (which is basic responsible cat ownership) and away from all males. I got her spayed as soon as I was able. Every kitten born is one less home... And one more animal likely to have someone go "cute kitten" and once it's a cat throw it away.anyways, if you really want a purebred... There is breed rescues. The only reason to breed cats is pure and utter selfishness.
Thanks 49. I've seen some horrible things in over a decade of working with cat shelters and sanctuaries both kill and non kill. You never get over seeing healthy kittens euthanized because the shelter is over full, there is no homes and its more humane than the only available placement- in research labs. Wonder how many "breeders" know the numbers of "free to good home" that end up used for research labs, or thrown in the trash literally. Anyone who thinks I'm unreasonable, try facing the image of garbage cans filled with innocent, healthy animals, who died because there was no homes. Assist in euthanasia of the kittens there aren't homes for and tell me ANYONE who breeds isn't selfish- especially when they never touch the euthanasia side of things.