We all know that Cats and Dogs can be trained to get along...even be bestus buddies. The old saying that there are no BAD Dogs only BAD owners has merit. Animals react to their instincts and adapt to their 'environment'.
Dogs, have a 'Pack Mentality and Hierarchical Imperitive' burned on their hard drive, if they have the misfortune to be raised in a hostile enviwrongement, then they are scared, frustrated, and angry, and become what we call BAD.
It is the BAD owner's fault and they are the ones who should be euthanized...
OK, OK, or atleast prevented from ever 'owning' a pet...
the hyperbolic resolution is a bit *drastic.
(*whispering but it's how I really feel about it)
With Cats, well, who the hell knows?
Despite the prevailing folklore about the two species, we know that the two species can get along...share space, play together, and be protective of each other.
Like it or not people react to their environment too.
Statistically speaking, only a very minute percentage of our population are natural born psychotic nutjobs.
In an effort to sell 'papers' the modern Mediarazzi would have us believe that our neighbourhoods are brimming with serial killers and terrorists.The sad truth is that most of these maladjusted sociopaths were created by their 'owners'. So why don't we prosecute them?
So why don't we spay and neuter those 'bad breeders'?
Children are molded.
In the West we allow them a few "Fairy Tale Years' in which we pretend to live in an Everything is Beautiful scenario and protect them from reality.
Then we suddenly start streetproofing them and warning them about stranger danger.
What we forget is that in many parts of the world, including the West, far too many children are being taught to hate from the getgo. An endless cycle of traditional religious, racial, and political prejudice, is perpetuated by their 'owners'.None of whom seem willing to accept responsibilty for their transgressions...they find solace in congregating with like minded bigots and eschew the modern world and it's hardfought and costly efforts to overcome these completely manmade rivalries.
I'm not just pointing fingers at the usual suspects, recent outbreaks of 'inter-tribal' genocide can be found in almost every corner of the globe.
Some of them get more press than others, but it happens anywhere that you find people.
Plato understood 2,300 years ago that in order to save society and develop a nation of Philosopher Kings that he would need to rescue young children from their parents before they were tainted.
If benevolent Aliens ever invade Earth (as if!) to intervene and attempt to rescue us from ourselves, the FIRST thing that they would do, would be to systematically sterilize humans and only offer an antidote to those who had been properly rehabilitated.
This sounds so totally Fascist but let's face it;
there are far too many people who should never-ever-ever be allowed to own Pets, nevermind raise Children.
Do you Agree or Not So Much?
and who should, could, or would, decide?