Scribe_Drizz, you've never been attached to an animal? Most people can be, and rightly so. Animals can provide companionship and love, and ask for very little in return.
You don't think that when you show your dog the shoe he chewed up and he turns away, tail between his legs, that he's feeling something? You don't think that when you come home from work and he's there to greet you, tail wagging, that he's feeling something? So why do you have the right to kill or hurt this living, feeling thing? Does that mean you have the right to kill humans as well?
You may have some socialisation issues I suspect. Scribe Driz, I'm afraid the opposite of your scenario is usually the case, the creepy people are the ones who don't from attachments. You could extend your reasoning to "race", ethnicity, religion, class etc, and ultimately it all actually comes from the same place since the psychology of attachments and empathy (whether pets or anything else) is the same when you're talking about extending it past boundaries.
And it's similar for animals that reciprocate and form attachments too. It's a natural thing, part of our tribal, communal nature, an extension of the mother child bond and natural altruism.
Van, I think you've misunderstood what I wrote with the killing and stuff.
Yes, animals have feelings. I'm just not interested in them. I think it's sad when wild animals are forced out of natural settings by human developments. And it disgusts me when people keep pets or feed "strays" and pretend that an animal needs them to survive. It reminds me of when people have children without any forethought. If someone is upset because their dog chewed their shoes or their cat clawed their couch, that person is not entitled to kicking their pet. He should kick himself for setting up the scenario.
I'm just saying that I think that the people who "loved" Yoopy Cat are just as strange as this guy that "hated" it. It's just a cat. Ozone, if you and other people think I'm creepy just for that, that's fine.