The portrayal of cats as ruthless killers really enflamed my hot spot, and I felt I owed it to the cats of the world to write my response
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Back in the day, when my own cats were indoor-outdoor, I admit that on rare occasions one of them would bring in a dead bird, but more often a mouse, which is a much easier prey, as well as, absent feathers and beaks, much tastier and easier to digest. Even though they were well-fed at home, I would liken their occasional kill to my family going out to an ice cream parlor on Sundays for some sinful but yummy "death by chocolate" ice cream.
Even though many of recent studies involved tracking pet cats on their outdoor activities, the resultant debates have pitted bird lovers and ornithologists versus TNR feral cat colony caregivers and groups such as Alley Cat Allies. The latter are most often supported by cat lovers and advocates such as myself. News anchors salivate over this kind of debate. It sells newspapers as well as advertising on radio and television. Your own opinions may vary, and you are welcome to share them in the comments. However, I must ask that you don't indulge in personal attacks or vulgarity. We can all agree to disagree, like reasonable people.