Yes killing a chicken is killing.
Strangling a cat is also killing.
Are both cruel - yes, in the sense that no living thing on earth wishes to die. and taking its life is a form of cruelty. I shall not touch on religious issues killing animals for food as it means different for different religion.
Are both necessary - no. killing a chicken for food is an necessary act for man to survive. We are made(genetically) to eat both meat and vegetables though some may choose to eat only either meat or vege. The act of killing for fun though is unnecessary and a form of cruelty.
Killing out of necessity is socially acceptable, e.g. killing chicken and frying it as food. So, killing a cat and not eating it is socially unacceptable? Sounds nonsensical. The main difference is that cats and dogs are domestic pets. Hence, we make a big fuss when we see a cat or dog being tortured to death. If it is a dead chicken, like what we see in the supermarket, no one will give a hoot.
I said they are pest cos they tore holes on my 5 of my motorbike seats. Cause my pans to be wet cos of water seepage. Each repair cause me $40 - $60.
One pooed inside my motorcycle cover (Their **** is super smelly)
Few occasion scratched my bonnet and tore my rear windcsreen side rubber seal slightly.
Pretty useless animal I think, they dun chase rats. Even once I saw a rat chase after the cat!
Toa Payoh needs a cat vigilante.
I believe there's reason for everything in this world.. We, human, being at the top of the foodchain, is to protect all creatures and maintain the balance, not to destroy them...
may i remind everyone to be civil in your discussion
I remember some time back some A-hole posted a link to someone that killed a cat with her pointed shoe.
I disliked the "poster" then as much as I DISLIKED the person in the photo.
We have a cat here in our house .... we often don't see eye to eye, but, I am not such a low animal as to kill it!
Turn it around like .... cats are a higher being and we are such as cats ... would we like it
I HATE CRUELTY IN ANY FORM !!!!
As the saying goes ... do un to others as you would like them do to you
Time, is an effortless construction :)
Cats were indeed a nuisances in the olden days as they steal food, damage attrc where their numbers in large qty. And I do not think they still cause huge damage today as numbers have reduce significantly. Apartment folks don't get to see or know the above problem.
From these cats being killed and left in the "prominent area", it is clear that the killer or killers have serious phychological troubles. I can only imagine and fear that the killer is practicing to kill something or someone loving to him which is why killer is practicing killing cute and friendly cats instead of ugly ones. The different between human and beast is where emotion takes control over humane logic.
* BTW. A cat that is ran over by car need no be flatten like those we see on expressway. I had seen once (donkey years ago)... touchwood, a white cat was ran over by a pickup between the body section. It ran for about abother 6m (dash right into my company's gate) and dies instantly. "No external visible injury", except blood oozing from face.