I'm not sure I agree. The kittens have been born because BL's cat had not been desexed so IMO it kind of is BL's reponsibility to make sure the same thing doesn't occur with these kittens. Does that make sense?
I get what you are saying, and in no way am i saying that BL's cat shouldnt have been desexed. But which would you rather, they were left in a cardboard box on the side of a road, or killed inhumanely (ie tied in a bag and drowned), or found new homes with new owners who will love them. Yes they shouldnt have been brought into the world, but things happen sometimes out of our control. Least BL is trying to do the right thing by these animals, and i highly doubt she would be willing to give them away to just anyone, without making sure they were responsible owners.
Until someone has worked in a refuge and had to put down more then 50 kittens and cats a day over the xmas period I dont think they truely understand how terrible the situation is with "mistake" litters of puppies and kittens.
I believe that vets should be desexing puppies and kittens from 8 weeks or the appropriate weight (its been so long I cant remember now)
I am not exagerating with the number put down either... that was one refuge not a group just 1 refuge on any given day over the summer months... this is not include the puppies and adult dogs either.
If someone believes they have the right to bring baby animals into this world they have the responsibility to ensure that these babies do not make more babies of their own.
This is what should really happen. The pregnancy should be aborted as soon as possible.
Animals are not like people. They do not NEED to have babies. Its because people can not handle the pregancy being aborted that so many kittens and puppies are born.
Liz, i am unsure if you are speaking in general, or about BL's cat/kittens specifically. Yes there are people who do the wrong thing, just like there are shit people in the world who do the wrong thing. But least BL is taking some responsiblity for her cats actions and not just leaving them at a shelter/killing them