Cutting a Feral Cat’s Throat

Yesterday some cat lovers took exception to my post about humanely dispatching feral cats. Someone suggested that cutting cat’s throats rather than drowning, putting the sack over a car exhaust or whacking them against a tree.

The problem with trying to cut a wild cat’s throat is that they are really, really angry cats and they are pretty pissed off about being in a cage trap anyway.

These aren’t cute moggies that start purring when you find them in the trap, they spit and hiss and are all aggressive. Obviously anyone saying cut their throat doesn’t know what they are talking about, because to cut a cat’s throat you need to hold it relatively still with one hand while you slit its throat with a knife in the other.

Holding a feral cat with one hand is near impossible. It tries to bite you and scratch you with all four sets of claws, and even if you can pin it down with your boot you need some pretty big boots to stop it scratching your leg. You can’t easily get your hand under its chin because it will bite you, and scratch you with its front quarters.

If the commentor who reckons that cutting a feral cats throat is possible I will happily post a video of them doing it to prove I am wrong, but I don’t think I am.

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  • Random Punter

    “…they are really, really angry cats and they are pretty pissed off about being in a cage trap anyway.These aren’t cute moggies that start purring when you find them in the trap, they spit and hiss and are all aggressive.”

    Cet animal est tres mechant.
    Quand on l’attaque, il se defend.

  • Euan Rt

    If you need a place to source the cats I can provide that for you. They have so much inbreeding that they have two rows of bottom teeth and they look like sharks. 

  • nasska

    I would love to see such a video but like Whale I reckon that the whole concept is a load of wank.

    We could learn much from my heading dog although.  A pure bred border collie, she sees cats as great sport & can run them down easily.  We have a mad woman living on a lifestyle block a bit up the road who adopts the wretched animals from shelters in town…..so far Jess has taken out eight that I know about without suffering as much as a scratched nose.

    • Brian Smaller

       A dog has to develop a technique to do that without injury. Sounds like practice made purrfect.  

    • redeye

       Well done. My shepherd can’t even catch the fuckers. Not to worry .22 shells aren’t that expensive.

    • Whollyghost

      All we need now is an animal to do to the collie what the dog-owner allows the collie to do to the cats.

  • Rodney

    FFS – that is what lead if for – pumping a few rounds into feral cats sorts them out once and for all.

    • rouppe

       Precisely

  • Jimmie

    All you need is a press – perhaps a bit like a wood splitter but with a flat end.

    Drop cat in sack, place on base, squish = dead cat.

    You would want to speed up the hydraulic flow though so it squashes reasonably quickly.

    Either that or .22 through the cage.

  • PBR

    55gn of SST .224 cal bullet traveling at 3100 fps. Problem solved..

  • mara

    Why is a cat, feral or not, not  deserving of a humane bullet.?  Macho types who cut animals to death creep me out.

  • David Whyte

    Feral cats are vermin. They are diseased and carry fleas which then infect domestic cats. They live a miserable life of scavenging and/or decimation of bird life. They also breed quickly and on mass creating more feral cat problems. If trapped/cornered they turn into viscous clawing/biting machines that will screed any hand that seeks to help them. Used to trap cats raiding or pet food inside. If they were not concerned I let them go as they had been domesticated. Found that feral cats would literally climb windows/curtains etc and could be picked off and placed into a sack. Once I had leather gloves duct taped to bomber jacket (otherwise claws find the gap). Drowning seemed the fastest and easiest way to dispose.   

  • Spiker

    Tip em out of the cage into a wood chipper – splat, gone! Just like they do with chickens. Point it at the compost bin & recycle the little fuckers.

    • rouppe

       You don’t put meat in compost bins… It attracts rats

      • Spiker

         Good point, just fire it over the back fence then.

      • Travis Poulson

        Maggots and flies would be a worse problem. Your comment once more shows a lack of knowledge. Rats are attracted to compost bins anyway. If you disagree, come to my house and tell the furry little cunts they’re wrong. 

      • rouppe

        Isn’t the nett of it that you don’t put meat in the compost bin?

        Sigh… Some people are really desperate to try and look tough…

  • Travis Poulson


    The problem with trying to cut a wild cat’s throat is that they are really, really angry cats and they are pretty pissed off about being in a cage trap anyway.”

    If you think that’s bad, multiply it by 10 and that’s how pissed of they get in a leg hold trap.

  • Lapuamagnum

    I smacked a cat a while ago with 180 grains Nosler Accubond 300win mag, shit it was funny, just a big red mist at 70yds, couldn’t find any bits.
    This weekend I’ll get a few with a 7-08 for sure, but really hoping for some veni.

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