Cats seem to get special treatment

I would be very interested to know if anyone could explain to me why there is a double standard as far as dogs and cats are concerned.

To the Editor,

I would be very interested to know if anyone could rationally explain to me why there is a blatant double standard as far as pet dogs and cats are concerned.

Why does a dog need to be under control and on a leash anytime it is outside its yard while a cat can run free, mess in people’s flowerbeds, spray their doors and kill other creatures at will?

I know someone will say, “Well, it’s a cat’s nature to hunt.” Right, I agree, but think of this: it is also a dog’s nature to hunt in a pack. Can you imagine what would happen if a pack of dogs were allowed to run free and kill anything in your neighbourhood? All heck would break loose and animal control officers would be after them.

Why are the rules different when it comes to cats? They kill millions of birds and other creatures every year but for some strange reason, that seems to be OK. Well, not OK as far as I am concerned and city hall should change the rules and do something about it.

J.B. CunninghamNanaimo