Is it humane to drown a cat because it attacked your livestock?

Galeann

Songster
Jul 2, 2018
169
429
149
Campbellsburg, Kentucky
Is it humane to drown a cat because it attacked your livestock? I was reading on a quail thread earlier today. Someone had trapped a feral cat because it had tried to get into the quail cage. Then that person took the cage with the trapped cat inside and pushed the cage under water. I know farmers need to protect their livelihood. Any time it is necessary to get rid of a predator, i always hope a person can reason in the midst of their anger to do the job quickly with as little suffering as possible.
 

starri33

Crowing
Feb 28, 2016
1,404
4,094
407
Golden Valley AZ
I know that a lot and I mean a lot of people are going to disagree with that idea, I'm not sure I could a cat, but a raccoon, I know I could. if you should catch one and are able, I'd take it to a local animal shelter, they will a lot of times spay and neuter and then adopt out as a farm animal. Cats do not kill just for the fun of it, they kill to eat, if you wanted to try and keep it, feed it, get it spayed or neutered and see what happens. God forbid should it get a chick or chicken, then it's off to the animal shelter.
 

CalBickieMomma

Songster
Jul 27, 2019
927
1,723
246
San Luis Obispo County, CA
I could NEVER drown anything on purpose. What a horrible way to die :hit. It just seems cruel when some other method might work faster. I had to deal with a rat problem recently and used traps (old fashioned and electric), and my dog (terrier mix) to deal with the problem and that was bad enough. I understand we want to keep our babies safe, but I also cannot stand the idea of something suffering. But that’s just me.
 

LunaMarieWolf

Songster
Dec 31, 2018
183
232
106
Wister, OK
I know that a lot and I mean a lot of people are going to disagree with that idea, I'm not sure I could a cat, but a raccoon, I know I could. if you should catch one and are able, I'd take it to a local animal shelter, they will a lot of times spay and neuter and then adopt out as a farm animal. Cats do not kill just for the fun of it, they kill to eat, if you wanted to try and keep it, feed it, get it spayed or neutered and see what happens. God forbid should it get a chick or chicken, then it's off to the animal shelter.


Cats do infact kill for fun. They play with live animals then when it dies they don't eat it.

My outside cats killed mice just for the fun of it.
 

starri33

Crowing
Feb 28, 2016
1,404
4,094
407
Golden Valley AZ
Cats do infact kill for fun. They play with live animals then when it dies they don't eat it.

My outside cats killed mice just for the fun of it.
All of the cats I've ever had, indoor or outdoor have eaten every thing they've caught, my last cats favorite past time was catching a bird like a robin, bringing it in the house and then eating it in my bedroom, nothing like finding a half eaten bird up under your bed. If the coop is secure where the cat can't get in, having a farm cat might not be a bad thing.
 

MANNA-PRO

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom