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Old 08-19-04, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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kitties for lunch?

ok here goes this story...my mother plans on bringing her cats down to the vet to get fixed tomorrow and get one of the cats an abortion( i didnt know they did that) well come to find out shes a day late and a dollar short.Well my mother asked me if i would feed the day borns to my boas...bad idea good idea?I feel bad but if my parents are just gonna dump em somewhere anyway they already have 4 cats and i have 2 should i or shouldnt i any opinions on the matter?
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Old 08-19-04, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I say thats a bad idea, why dont you bring them to the Humane society?
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Old 08-19-04, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Honestly I don't consider it any different than feeding rats, as long as they don't suffer.

If I wasn't attached to one of my own cats he'd be lunch already too. No matter how clean the littlerbox is, he won't use it. Getting really tired of cleaning up after him.
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Old 08-19-04, 02:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd erase the thread if I were you.

You're gonna start a stupid emotional debate.. that's allready been discussed in the past.

You don't need to ask anybody if you should or not do it.

I think you're only asking to stir some sh*t, you allready know what most people will answer.

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Hey, to us, feeder kitties may not be different from feeder rats, aside from the fact that cat meat isn't really all the great.

But keep in mind, we are under the scrutiny of the public at all times. We must conduct ourselves professionally. Feeding kittens to boas, is not going to sit well with John Q. Public.

Please keep this in mind when posting.
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I personally find that (feeder cats) a little sick and disturbing ...

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I personally find feeder cows disturbing.

And eggs! What's with people eating eggs!

And OMG! FISH!!!! I saw a guy eating tuna today! I almost lost it!

--over-reaction phase completed--

Really, as long as the animals don't suffer, and are being used to feed other animals, it is neither sick nor unethical.

Legalities on the other hand, you might want to look into, because now someone is going to report you as a murderer and abuser of kittens. Talk to a vet as opposed to a shelter. If you get a volunteer on the phone at a shelter, you may find they will only raise the bar on how high the excitability of people can go.
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im not sure i can even do it like i said i have cats and i do have a hard time feeding my boas live rat pups but i do for the fact that my snakes well being is important to me.I usually feed my snakes f/t but heard that with feeding f/t all the time that your snake can become dehydrated so i do feed my snakes live once in a while.As for the kitties they are less than a few hours old i think if my mother wants to play god and use my snakes she can come to my house and do it but i dont think i can be there just seems weird........
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Personally, I think if you have hesitations about it, don't do it. Raise the kitties and find them homes. If this is something that will make you feel guilty and haunt you for the rest of your life don't do it; if not then do what you feel is best.

In my opinion, feeding the kitties off is better than having feral cats running around reproducing and being menaces. They'll just end up living short, harsh lives anyways. Your parents should be more sensitive to this issue, seeing that they care enough about their animals to get them spayed/neutered. How can anyone consider 'dumping' an animal to be a viable option? How can they live with themselves?? Some people just don't seem 'human' anymore.

( P.S. A cat abortion is just a spay with fetuses inside the uterus).
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Personally I wouldn't feed cats or dogs to my snakes.

Edited --> didn't like my own response

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WHAT!?!?!?!?!?! If you don't use them to feed to your snakes, your parents will dump them off somewhere????? I sure as hell hope that I misread something here. Maybe if you got the cats spayed in the first place you wouldn't have this problem. Sounds like an episode of Trailer Park Boys or something sheesh!!!
Un friggin believable.
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.I usually feed my snakes f/t but heard that with feeding f/t all the time that your snake can become dehydrated so i do feed my snakes live once in a while.
I'm pretty sure that is completly untrue. If your worried about your boa becoming dehydrated, use a syringe after the rat is thawed and inject water into the body, or just soak the rat in water and get it soaking wet. Also if your providing a water bowl, then the boa will drink when it needs water.
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like i said not my cats to get fixed i mean its not like i have the extra money to go and fix every cat thats not mine besides i own cats and everyone of mine ARE fixed thank you very much
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and the pound wont take the kitties or the mom they said they are over populated at the moment so now what?????????
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www.petfinder.com

There are tons of rescues, and shelters on there that can help you. Go to that site and I'm sure you will find someone willing to take the kittens off your hands.
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