May 13, 2020
Cats are the only pet I feel comfortable with, for this reason: there is no compulsion and no ownership. I am deeply uncomfortable with the idea of human beings "owning" animals purely for pleasure (as opposed to for food or other functional reasons). This is also the reason I think keeping cats confined indoors is an outrage. They are not toys. They are not possessions. Cats like to roam. They like to kill small beasts. They like to claw things. They like to sniff the wind, fight with each other and shit on your lawn. Let them. Deal with it.