I don't think anybody is being nasty,people are just exposing the way cats act and how some owners are in denial.
To slug hunter,it is in a lot of animals instincts to do this and that,but that is why we domesticate,train and breed so we have socially acceptable animals that we can call pets. But some cannot be tamed. Snakes,spiders and other exotic emotionally retarded animals cannot be tamed but people still own them. cats are different. Intelligent. Used to human interaction over thousands of years,ask the Egyptians. But do we let these animals do what their instincts say? Just look what the burmease python is doing in Florida. Ok an escaped pet,but it's doing what it wants. What about Staffordshire bull terrier,bred to kill,people still own them without them resorting to their natural instinct(most of the time,bad example).Personally I wouldn't own one as they have been bred for this purpose. My guinea pigs were boring,but my mini schnauzer is ace. I would highly recommend one. My dad used to own an aviary in his garden. Just listening to the birds and standing in their enclosure was exhilarating. Cats! My wife's work mate was late as her cat brought in the house a mouse!? WTF! And not for the first time either.
I don't know why having a house cat is socially unacceptable? Or is it the fact that house cats require more effort?
I am not being antagonistic,but I am just sharing facts!
Remember if you let your pet out into the wild it no longer acts like a pet i.e how you want to.