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Started by Michael. Last reply by Elric Sims Sep 15, 2011.
There are points to be made about the cats killing things for the hell of it.
First off, cats are not truly social animals. The closest example I can think of, in the wild, is lions. That's not even a real pack group, just a harem group. If a new male defeats the old one and takes over the harem, the new one kills the cubs of the old male. They don't have the same sort of pack mentality as ... say, dogs, dolphins, other whales, and most primates.
Then there's the fact that morality only really applies to group members. Wolves have morality that applies to their pack, but they're predators. Small animals and even larger prey animals are free for the killing. That's what wolves do.
Some of the same will carry through to dogs. They may kill a small animal, just for the hell of it, because of latent hunting instincts. But any animal within their pack is treated fairly, most of the time. Sometimes they'll try to get away with things, though. Some people are just jerks. It makes sense that the same would hold true for animals.
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