- Aug 20, 2005
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- Niagara Region, Ontario
Is what you're doing legal where you are? On the one hand, I hope it's not, but on the other, at least I'll know you're not going to be arrested for that.JamesR said:To be honest, I usually shoot to kill, since 1250fps is a pretty powerful gun for a cat and leaving it wounded would probably be cruel and leave it to die a slow painful death.vamrat said:Do you try to kill it or just wound it? IMHO wounding severely would be cruel. A couple pumps on a small rifle and a quick shot to the bum won't cause lasting damage and is more a warning than anything else, so not really cruel. Likewise, killing quick and painlessly isn't what I would consider cruel either, unless you consider using mousetraps or exterminating cockroaches to be cruel as well. Pests are pests.JamesR said:So guys I have a question. Is this animal cruelty? Me and my baby sister are allergic to cats, and our neighbors are crazy cat people whose cats roam all over the neighborhood and reproduce constantly. They are ALWAYS going in our backyard, passing through, crapping on our lawn etc. One time they even ate my pet dove I had out there. My father has told the neighbor about this several times but there is nothing they can really do about it. So, now whenever I see one of their cats in my yard I shoot it with my dad's 1250fps pellet rifle.
Personally, I am a cat-liker so would only shoot one if it was terrorizing an animal I wanted around. Since one ate your dove, I can see where you'd consider then pests.
It seems to me that your neighbours are the ones practising animal cruelty. The authorities around here would definitely be paying a visit to a house with an excessive number of animals of any kind. Have you been in touch with your local SPCA (or equivalent)? (I hate having to recommend that as those organizations have a nazi-esque reputation.)