My cats do demonstrate affection. When I enter a room they are in they do respond to me. And my cats never kill anything unless it gets in the house. Owners that let cats wander are the reason those birds are dead. Let a dog wander and it may well kill some small animal as well. What a crap article.
It is a silly and obviously biased article, but I was reading it anyway out of curiosity. But I stopped after their solutions for the environmental impact were to bring your cat in at night and/or put a bell on it, never even considering the best and most obvious solution to keep your cat indoors.
- Owner of three cats and a dog. I'm really a dog person (my wife a cat person), but cats are downright cool. Different than dogs, of course, but great in their own ways.
I've seen other articles that suggest the bell. It seems to me that if you let your cat go out at night with a bell attached it just as likely that you'll make him/her an easy target for other predators like coyotes, fisher cats, owls etc.