ALL LIES.<quoted text>. Are you aware that nothing attracts mice and rats like human civilization. Killing all cats will certainly allow rats and mice to proliferate and start carrying deadly diseases like the plague in Europe centuries ago when the Roman Catholic church was advocating your idea to kill all cats. T. Gondii is transmittable to humans for only a brief period in the cat's life and the parasite is not dangerous to anybody with a properly functioning immune system.
Is it not strange that cat owners live longer than those who do not own pets. They are more of an asset to human health than a liability obviously. The ancient Egyptians revered the cat for how it controlled rats and other vermin that threatened their food supply.
I will agree that no pets should be allowed to run free and must be vaccinated as well and neutered unless used for professional breeding. I do believe that feral cats ought to be controlled, preferably by their removal from the environment. I do not want my cats to go outside with all the dangers lurking out there, not to mention that I do not want them annoying my neighbors in any way. However, shooting people's pets and encouraging others to do likewise in a residential neighborhood is a criminally reckless thing to do. Many communities for very good reasons do not allow the discharge of a firearm outside of places such as a rifle range or a designated hunting zone except in self defense.
You can rant all you want about how "sinister" cat owners are, but they have a long way to go before catching up with you in that disrespect.
For starters, now that I shot all the hundreds of cats on my land, all the NATIVE WILDLIFE returned. Animals like hawks, owls, and fox that are MUCH BETTER rodent control and much more species-specific in what prey they eat. Cats destroy EVERYTHING.
As for your bullsh** cat-c_nt-licking urban-legends about the plague, then tell me how an animal (the cat) which is perfectly capable of carrying and transmitting the plague ALL ON ITS OWN, NO FLEAS NOR RATS REQUIRED, could have saved ANYONE from the plague? If cats were around back then, the plague would have even been WORSE.
Especially since cats attract rodents right to them with their Toxoplasma gondii parasite that hijacks the minds of rodents.
Its strange life cycle is meant to infect rodents. Any rodents infected with it lose their fear of cats and are actually attracted to cat urine.
Cats attract rodents to your home with their whole slew of diseases. If you want rodents in your home keep cats outside of it to attract diseased rodents to your area.
The time has come to destroy them all whenever spotted away from supervised confinement. There's no other solution. We have nobody but cat-lovers to thank for this disaster.