“To a large degree, Gulf View is a living testament to the fickleness and darkness of the human spirit.”
April 25, 2019: An update.
While other people were baking cakes and attending church services over the Easter weekend, an evil-minded woman and her cohorts of Seamoss Drive were preparing their special poisonous concoction for cats. I want them to read this post to let them know that on Easter Monday I discovered three dead cats in my yard—two of which were playful kittens which were rescued from the back drain some two months before. Their mother was poisoned and luckily, a nursing cat in my back yard, accepted and cared for them.
Aside from the three dead cats, the stench of decaying cats permeates parts of Seamoss Drive and Ocean Avenue (North). And, there are orphan (nursing) kittens pitifully crying out for their mothers. I won’t upset you with any further details of the aftermath of the “good Christians” of Seamoss Drive poising scourge, except to say I hope the nasty, evil-minded bitches get what they fricking deserve. Forgive me. I don’t have the patience of Job.
Very soon you will see them dressed in their Saturday and Sunday best heading off to church to give thanks.
However, I wish to thank a group of vets from Debe—engaged in an exercise to spay feral cats. They responded and were able to spay a few of the feral cats. Unfortunately, two of the cats fell victim to the poisoning scourge. (End)
Gulf View is replete with reports of selfish acts that negatively impact residents. The inconsiderate parking of vehicles is perhaps the most common. Experience teaches you to ignore those who purposely set out to perpetrate malicious acts. In such situations you simply can’t win. You risk receiving “a good cussing” if you were to complain. Everyone was not brought up the same and everyone’s perception of life differs in both grave and subtle ways.
It’s easy to live in a disintegrated neighbourhood and not be a part of it while at the same time, it’s difficult to witness animal cruelty—more so, the wanton poisoning of feral cats—and not express utter repulsion.
A few days ago, one of the poisoned cats—a female with nursing kittens— found her way back to my yard. She was unable to move and struggling to breathe. In spite of my best efforts to save her, she died a slow and agonizing death some eight hours later. She had recently given birth and as searing as it is to conceive, her kittens would have died of starvation. (Feral cats usually give birth in secluded areas).
The next morning, I found two more dead cats in the yard. I know who some of the heartless people are. They openly boast of their evil acts and how many cats their poisonous concoction killed in one night in an effort to taunt those who advocate for the humane treatment of animals.
I hardly consider myself a good Christian but I find it mindboggling that these people would expressly claim to be Christians. They are regularly seen dressed in their Saturday and Sunday best departing for church. One wonders if they spare a moment to ponder over whether the god they claim to serve will have mercy on them for their atrocious deeds against helpless animals. After all, in spite of the circumstances, it takes an evil-minded person to poison an animal. Can you imagine the horrible anguish the poor animal suffers?
If self-preservation is the most basic instinct of all living creatures, then harmless animals deserve a chance at life. The humane treatment of animals is a measure of one’s humanity.
God’s laws and man’s laws are irreconcilable. Attempting to reconcile both to justify one’s sins is tantamount to sacrilege.
Some residents, hell-bent on poisoning and torturing innocent animals, have deviously chosen to ignore an obvious fact—that prior to an increase in the feral cat population, there was an uncontainable rat infestation in the area. It is public knowledge that rats pose serious risks to health and life and the presence of cats is an effective way to control the proliferation of rats. There are a few residents who are willing to make personal and difficult sacrifices to ensure the wellbeing of the community’s feral cats out of compassion for animals—and in so doing, help in no small way, to rid the area of harmful rats.
It will send chills up your spine to hear what some people do to defenseless animals. Do you know who your neighbours are and what they are capable of? I, for one, have severed ties with those who engage in acts of cruelty to animals.
Previous efforts to spay some of the cats proved unproductive. Soon after the cats were spayed, most of them sadly succumbed to the poisoning scourge or some other form of animal brutality. As such, a volunteer animal welfare organization expressed concern over expending its limited resources to spay some of the cats.
Cats by nature are roaming creatures and difficult to confine. It’s understandable that cats can be seen as a menace especially by residents with well-appointed surroundings. But certainly, somewhere in the mind of a human being, an iota of compassion must exist. There are humane ways to stave off unwanted feral cats. Killing and harming an animal is gravely inhumane.
There are so many lessons to be gleaned from life and its myriad experiences, but the superficial security that wealth and social influence provide can be blinding.
To a large degree, Gulf View is a living testament to the fickleness and darkness of the human spirit. It comes with the territory. The higher you climb on the social ladder, the more inhumane you become.
Life and living require a degree of sacrifice and compromise. Unfortunately, the opulent and pretentious class see sacrifice as pandering to the ordinary life. The harmonious co-existence of man with nature and animals is the most fundamental law of the universe. Nature’s fighting back against the destructive force of man. It’s a war we won’t win.
Rats pose a real danger to life and health. Feral cats stave off the rats. Don’t poison or torture innocent and defenseless animals!