Okay, this cute little old lady has just killed her neighbor’s two cats because they were eating the songbirds in her backyard. I really don’t understand that reasoning, myself, since it’s not like they little flying voiceboxes are rare, or anything. If you keep feeding them, they’ll keep coming back. (And, yes, I’ll make jokes about keeping the catfeeder filled.)
Having said that, what sort of pet owner lets his pets out for 12 hours a day, after a neighbor has complained about thier behavior? It sure as shit wouldn’t fly with dogs, why is it any better with cats?
I don’t believe that the woman’s actions were proper. But I also don’t think she’s solely to blame for this: The cats’ owner was an idiot, who materially contributed to their demise.
Do any other Dopers care to share their views on this action, or my defintion of responsible pet ownership?