Is spay and neuter of pets morally wrong? Do you think it a violation of God's law? Or is your opinion that it is inhumane to allow the pain and suffering of cats' giving birth to one litter after another, either in a home environment or in the homes, streets, and wooded areas around the world. You may share your opinion on the form provided here.
Note: This form is not for asking questions or replying to another user. Think of it as your own article on the religious vs humane aspects of spay and neuter of pet cats.State Your Case on S/N
God's Will? S/N is OK with God
- There are too many reasons to count why you SHOULD S/N your cat. a) It's impossible to get in the way of God's plan, if you S/N your cat, he knew when he first created the world that it would happen. b) It reduces chances of related diseases and cancers. c) There is NO risk of your pet getting pregnant. d) So many cats die a year because owners think that it is "immoral" to S/N them. e) We can't stop euthanizing animals! f) As said before, there is no need for S/N in the wild because there are animal overpopulation "safeguards"
- —Guest AC
We took away the natural safeguards
- I feel that the reason animals reproduce is to carry on the species. I also feel when God gave them that ability he built in natural safeguards ( lack of food, natural predators,diseases etc)to prevent over population. We humans altered that when we domesticated them and made them pets. (vet care, indoor, better food etc)Animals now live longer lives then ever before and not as many die as babies. We took away the natural safeguards God put in place. Having said that I believe it is humane to stop our pets from breeding. There are too many in the streets or colonies that starve. The lucky ones end up at a shelter where we kill them for lack of homes. A few very lucky ones do actually find a home. It is far more humane to spay/neuter them before the babies show up than to kill them after they show up. I feel better knowing I am part of the solution of this problem rather then the cause. I will always spay or neuter my animals!
- Neutering and spaying your pet is as much of a Responsibility & Obligation as proper diet and health care. Anyone who believes that Fluffy won't feel fulfilled without producing offspring, or sees it as a disregard of God's will, is welcome to visit my shelter or Any shelter nearby. The story will be the same everywhere you go: abandoned like garbage, animals confined and waiting to go home, or waiting to die. That animals are forced to suffer and die because of overpopulation is no one's fault but Our Own. Let's not be naive. If you're a pet owner who has chosen not to fix their animal, you are lending your hand to sign the death certificate of an inordinate amount of helpless animals. Every year, 8 million animals die (that''s one every 8 seconds) not because they are sick, mean, or old but because someone decided to give their pet a reproductive license without any thought of the repercussions. If there is a God, he is outraged by the lack of care we show the rest of his creation.
- —Guest N. Rose
- No, it is not. And geez this question was obviously intended for christians. Why the heck do all these athiest feel the need to comment. Franny's Note: This question was NOT intended only for Christians. Indeed, many other religions believe in souls. Athiests are perfectly welcome to reply. The question has to do with *morals*, not religious beliefs nor lack of.
- —Guest Kitties~
- I can't believe some some of the things I'm reading on this web site. For the last 15 years I've been caring for feral cats.They are generally despised by the ignorant people in the small town where I work.They want all of them to be killed. I have probably trapped about 200 cats and had them neutered/spayed . I have seen a gradual decrease in the feral cat population, without them being killed. I definitely believe that this is the ONLY solution to this problem.
- —Guest Alison
dont be tricked into SN. please read!!!!
- Realize that cats are animals. The word domestic doesnt even make sense. Just because a creature can be tamed and become friendly and can live in a house does not mean that creature is not capable of living outdoors. Humans are still animals. In africa people still hunt and live outdoors. Cats are still very capable of surving outdoors and are actually one of the best animals when it comes to surviving outdoors. So why do masses of people strongly feel the need to spay and nueter them? Why do so many masses of people believe that if we dont spay and nueter cats then kittens will be born outside and suffer and die? Because the suffering and dying part is very misleading. Cats can adapt to live anywhere whether in our homes or in the wild. Just because a cat is breeding and hunting outdoors does not mean its homeless. Its home is the wild for that particular cat and its family. Just like it is for birds and squirrels and raccoons. So why is it a must that we eliminate cats populations ou
- —Guest Voice of truth in defense of cats
- Well I just come apoun this post, I say why let there be unwanted kittens and puppies in the world? Its just so wrong and cruel. My cat Katie is spayed she has a great quality of life as an indoor outdoor cat and I don't have to worry about her becoming pregnant
- —Guest karen
- If you ever had a teeny tiny baby kitten died in your hand because the mother was feral and had health care and had to fight for her food, you would know why we should take care of things. There are so many animals out there unwanted by us and abused by us. Also like I asked my husband how he would like it if he were in a room full of naked beautiful women and was told he couldn't touch. How humane is that?
- —Guest homezoo
I DO UNDERSTAND!
- The only concern for the government about cats is OVER POPULATION!=MONEY. Your cat was meant to be free and have sex and its purpose in life. but selfish people love to control including their pets live; they love a bird but in a cage. Spay and neuter a cat is and excuse that only benefice the owner instead of the cat. Their excuses, the your cat will go away l, fight and get diseases; well! that 's how cat's life it was meant to be by nature!; you love your cat but not what comes with it! BUT YOUR CAT WANTS TO BE CAT NOT HUMAN! and want to livea cat life!!! simples. creepy human! lets animal alone and in peace!purpose in life. but selfish people, love to control, they love a bird in a cage and spy an neuter a cat with the excuse is better for the cat when the reality is they love cat but not what is come with it!
- —Guest angel
- I do not believe we as Humans have the right to s/n our domesticated pets..If we choose to harbor an animal in our homes we should be able to deal and cope with their sexual behaviors. I have a beautiful kitten (male) that against my belief was neutered.. I feel so guilty! I never had the chance or my kitten to experience the life God gave him.. I as a human altered his life shame on me! and the Animal Shelter that harassed me into allowing this!
- —Guest karen
Don't adopt cats if you...
- ... if you don't like their nature. Firstly, the driving force behind the push for spaying pets are societal reasons: keeping that luxurious couch from animal urine, or probably stop pet overpopulation. Sadly, humans like to manipulate animals into THEIR civilized lifestyle. We want them to behave like us. Animals don't have logic; their are driven by their instincts. And part of that is to MATE, aka pass on your genes to the next generation. To have your pet castrated is to interfere in nature and deprive the animal of normal hormonal secretion. The only logical rebuttal I could have from this argument is if a person ALSO believes in human castration or spaying. But why is this most often perceived as taboo? Because we consider ourselves the grand master of all creatures. Animals are NOT our belongings. Finally, in the region I come from, the Middle East, cats are the number1 stray animals like rodents in the US. So who says WE humans have to OWN every single cat/dog that is born?
- —Guest FreeCat
No kill is possible and happening
- I don't believe in a divine being, so that question doesn't affect any decision I make. Hopefully it's just a vocal minority using that reason. It could be they are too poor & are embarrassed. Most people who can afford to fix their pets have already done so. I have seen the data (there are homes available http://bit.ly/15KtVkO) and evidence showing no kill communities are possible (this site is tracking places with a 90 percent live release rate from their shelters - www.outthefrontdoor.com). I know there are many communities that have achieved no kill status without having high volume spay/neuter clinics in place yet. Successful communities spay/neuter all adoptable pets, where appropriate, and put Trap-Neuter-Return programs in place for feral/unowned community cats. It's more common to have intact dogs in Europe and just not allow them to breed. It's very difficult to live with cats who are not fixed, so education may help people see the advantages to them and their cats.
- —Guest Advocate
Let's leave God out of this and think!
- Listen, if there is a God (which is not proven), I doubt very much She would condemn you to Hell if you spayed or neutered your cat. Some people would use any irrational beliefs to justify their crazy and lazy behavior.
- —Guest MiltonandMolly
Let Felines Have Their Famlies Too
- To the Pro- S/N crowd, I know that it's to prevent stranded Cats, but I rather have Felines to keep their "parts" so they can have THEIR own children. Why should we humans have all the fun?
- —Guest curtis
- Yes, it is. You are destroying an innocent animal because of your stupid irresponsibility not to care for your animal. Because there are so many humans, why don't we neuter ourselves? Think like that. Would you like to get fixed? People say it's an animal right to be fixed. I thought animal laws are among our lines of laws? And God created them un-fixed, so be it. The good side? You can continue being a lazy butt. The bad side? Your animal is at risk with MANY cancers, it has growth stunt, and the only cancers it takes away are cancers in their reproductive system. If you don't like your pet pouncing or peeing, drive away to the shelter or some kid that loves cats or dogs. Think wisely. It's like having a kid. If you are ready for that pressure, continue. If not, don't have a kid, or in this case, an animal. Most cats in the USA are fixed. What about the cats in another 30 years time? How much will the population drop? Think wisely.
- —Guest Bob Joe