Hmmm. I liked some of this, I would say; however, I and my family were disappointed about the information on cats. Somebody doesn't have much regard for what cats have been through. They barely mentioned the middle ages, and did not mention at all the torment cats have endured in even more recent years. This could have been okay, had they not bedeviled them for being predators.
While it is true that some cats are more inclined to hunt than others, not all cats are like the ones described in the portion that was using this disc set to "teach" us how "wicked" our cats are. Nor did anyone mention that with normal circumstances cats tend to get the weaker animals. (They tell us this about all those mean wild animals, right? They get the weaker animals!
I have heard some horror stories about birds too, and certainly about mice and rats. I have had cats all my life, and only one was an avid hunter. This normal predatory behavior was encouraged when we moved into a house and area where mice and rats were a problem. She caught a mouse often and laid it at the front door, but this did not happen in the other half dozen places we lived while we had her. I finally had to have my place exterminated. I hated it. I love animals, and do not like exterminating anything, but we had a new baby coming and there was just no other way.
My point is that there are things one can do with cats, as with any other animal, to keep them out of trouble, but I heard nothing of this. On and on this filming of "little helpless animals" these cats were destroying. How about the good cats have done? How about what good companions they are? How about giving what was advertised? They mentioned how cats chose us; well that story was short-lived, I have already mentioned the scarcity of information about how the superstitious hated (especially black) cats. Not only was there story short about the middle ages, but when I was a youngster, it was common to find cats with things tied to their tails, rubber bands on tails, bags of baby kittens in fields or beside roads. Once this guy we knew ran over a sack of live baby kittens, with the tractor. Heart-sickening!
I love dogs as much as anyone, but they can be pests; they can kill too. Animals need to be trained, and even more important, they need to be kept occupied, or they get into mischief. Dogs suck eggs, kill chickens, harass live stock, leave their calling cards on people's lawns. They can hurt children, and adults. They dig; they can be noisy, etc. I always have a dog, and always had a cat too, until I moved to the desert. I have had two dogs and one cat, and have had two big dogs and three cats., Right now I have one little dog.
Maybe we could have less about show dogs/special breeds, and more about rescued dogs. And how about telling the folks about some of the newer shelters, like the one in Portland, Or. where cats live in harmony, and dogs are not infested with ticks and fleas.
Can you tell that I was disappointed. You bet I was. Now, probably some folks will have even more reason for not liking cats. Please understand that it is the owner's responsibility to have pets that are not destructive, but animals are animals. Think about all the destruction and mayhem man has caused, and is still causing. Of course, the imprisoned ones are not polluting the water, soil and air- killing much that live and breathe, as much as we who are free, so......should we all be kept inside? I may have upset someone here, but let's hear the whole story.