I’m definitely a dog person. I had both as a child; the cat lasted longer. When I had the opportunity to adopt a fur baby as a nascent adult, it took the form of a border collie kelpie puppy that I named Murdoch. I hold no ill feelings towards cats, and I certainly don’t support their random extermination. Yet we seem as a society to be more than happy to kill cats just to find out whether they are in fact dead.