I read a friend's blog. She mentions that her mom is selling her house and moving into a condo that doesn't allow cats. She has two cats. Mom decided that it would be better to put down two healthy cats rather than try to find them homes together or separate. My friend is an adult and sounds like she'll be on vacation when the cats are killed.
So--- let me get this logic... the CATS will be happier DEAD than liviing with others, and possibly separate. Yea.. this is for the good of the cats. right. This is all about mom's convenience-- killing them is easier.
My friend seems to be ok with this, or -- so her blog post indicates. She may be more upset than she writes, but I'm not so sure about that.
Frankly, not being upset about this and not even seeming to THINK about either finding another place to live, other than a "pretty" condo -- or, not even seeming to consider taking them to a shelter makes me ill. I can't really consider someone who would do such a thing so easily a friend.
The post indicates that the cats have been with them since birth -- they have f-ing responsibilities to them. I'm not all that convinced that animals have rights, but if you take responsibility for an animal, you should fulfil that or at least take the time and effort to find someone else to take care of them for you.
If this is really her position, that it isn't a problem and that she doesn't seem to think she has a duty to the cats to at least give them a sliver of hope at the shelter... then she can't be my friend.
Enough of this --- my polydactl cat needs some loving...
Update -- friend's blog says that perhaps her aunt will ake them -- I hope it is true and not just something said to save face...