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 doesnâ€™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 donâ€™t think I am.