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Cat killer in Evatt???

By evattlocal 7 April 2013 85

So, I’m new to RiotAct but am hoping that someone will have some information on a alleged cat killer in Evatt.

My neighbour has advised that two of her cats have recently been found in ‘mass cat grave’ [20 cats] in an Evatt park discovered by an ACT ranger.

Has anyone heard of this?

Looking for any information as I have a cat …. and there does seem to be a lack of cats in the neighbourhood at the moment.

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

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damien haas 8:26 pm 20 Apr 13

i think pet lovers need to separate ‘pet’ from ‘feral’ they are both animals. killing an animal doesn’t make you a sociopath. man has been hunting animals for millennia, and i’d posit we are not a race of sociopaths.

If a cat roams into someone yard and kills native wildlife or poultry, its no longer under the owners control. our blue heeler roamed into a farmers paddock and started to round up his sheep. she was delivered back to us with a stern warning about a more permanent solution to recidivist behaviour. escaped dogs go feral and kill sheep, as cats outside their owners sight will happily kill native wildlife for sport.

all cats should be inside cats and if outside, confined to cat runs. if caught outside the owners property the fine should be substantial, as we have seen discussed on RA – a form of ‘idiot tax’.

dazzab 6:21 pm 20 Apr 13

What a horrible thread. It makes me sad that people don’t understand the very close relationship people have with their pets.

I have helped out many lost animals and returned them to their owners etc. Pets run around from time to time no matter how hard you try to keep them inside. Cats need a lot of room unless they are raised inside from the start.

I have two, one adopted from neighbours who moved. Everyone in my neighbourhood knows them and many people have commented on how much they enjoy them. I also watch out for their pets when needed. If my pets do any damage or bother anyone all they have to do is come talk to me about it. Please don’t hurt them just because they are being animals. I’ll do my best to work things out.

Killing someone’s pet is a despicable act and often times a precursor of sociopathic behaviour. It’s certainly not something to laugh about. Remember, the type of person who does such a thing won’t think twice about robbing or hurting you either.

Stinkylives 6:14 pm 20 Apr 13

Kalfour said :

Stinkylives said :

… cats are pets like dogs etc and as far as i know are legal to keep and it is a criminal act (not to mention a property crime) to steal and kill them – how would u like it if someone illegally stole your pet and killed it – oh that would be different …. you lot are a joke

Yes. Exactly. That is exactly why I have no sympathy for cat owners who let their animals roam the streets. It’s because they DO kill my pets. They come into MY yard and attack MY animals. If you want to keep a cat, lock the damn thing up.
I don’t kill cats, but I do sometimes use cat traps. If a cat comes into my yard, I’m perfectly within my rights to trap it and take it to the rspca where the owner has to pay a fee to get it back.

I have no problems with what you do to ensure your pets are safe in your backyard. My issue is the psychos on this site who are happy to hunt down and kill other people’s pets (including cats)

Stinkylives 6:09 pm 20 Apr 13

Kalfour said :

Stinkylives said :

… cats are pets like dogs etc and as far as i know are legal to keep and it is a criminal act (not to mention a property crime) to steal and kill them – how would u like it if someone illegally stole your pet and killed it – oh that would be different …. you lot are a joke

Yes. Exactly. That is exactly why I have no sympathy for cat owners who let their animals roam the streets. It’s because they DO kill my pets. They come into MY yard and attack MY animals. If you want to keep a cat, lock the damn thing up.
I don’t kill cats, but I do sometimes use cat traps. If a cat comes into my yard, I’m perfectly within my rights to trap it and take it to the rspca where the owner has to pay a fee to get it back.

Kalfour 4:50 pm 20 Apr 13

DrKoresh said :

bundah said :

If there weren’t so many bloody irresponsible cat owners out there we wouldn’t even be having this discussion!

I’m a cat person, could you tell? I just try not to denigrate dog owners for having a differing opinion, even if there are a multitude of reasons why owning a dog is just as bad as having a cat I don’t really want to get into them unless someone wants to pick a fight over it.

I’m not a dog owner, and I have some problems with them too.
The main difference is that dog owners are obliged to keep their animals locked up. For some reason this is optional for cat owners.
It shouldn’t be. If you have a pet, that’s fine. But you have an obligation to keep your pet confined.

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