Should cats be allowed outside?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
August 17, 2007 6:36pm CST
Do you think cats should have freedom? That its worth it for them to die early at 10 years or younger so that they can really really live or is it cruel - too many dangers, skin cancer, cars, evil neighbors, poiseness plants other animals?
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@sunshinecup (7881)
18 Aug 07
I think it's cruel to allow any pet outside unattended and unsecured really. Like you pointed out there are so many things that can harm them as well as they can harm. Animals get out here and hurt someone or damage property and the next thing you know that animal is being put to sleep or just shot. It's sad and I don't agree with it.
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• Abernathy, Texas
18 Aug 07
Exactly. We should be punished not them!
• United States
17 Aug 07
I think if they're born and raised indoors, they should stay there, but if they were born/raised outdoors, they probably need a little bit more freedom.
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
Hey rachel that's a fair answer - thanks for being my first answer and for participating...
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• China
18 Aug 07
Hi, Artemis432! I think cats should have their freedom. You can't stay with them every minute. They can entertain themselves at will, if they are free. Well, it is my opinion........... ^~^