Posted: 03/03/2015 at 17:27
I think that nowadays there's so much information out there that responsible owners will find the information they need - all they have to do is buy a book on cat ownership or log onto a website for the same and learn about what they're doing - just as keen gardeners visit this site and other gardening websites and buy magazines and books.
A few seconds' googling came up with with this http://www.bluecross.org.uk/1957-2756/hidden-dangers.html - which reveals it's not just lilies, but amaryllis, cyclamen and poinsettia as well. Our garden's been full of cyclamen for years but as far as I'm aware the neighbours' cats who all visit us have only been poisoned by anti-freeze (not ours I hasten to add!)
There is of course no accounting for the irresponsible or know-it-all cat owners who don't find out how to look after their pets, but I'm afraid that's one of the facts of life.
I hope it doesn't appear that I'm anti cats - I'm not - as I've said before I love cats and have owned (or been owned by) many wonderful cats. I don't want other people's cats in my garden, but that's another matter. On this thread I just think we should remember that life is dangerous - breathing is bad for us - it causes oxiditave stress on our body cells and results in aging and death - eventually.
Just because something might harm our pets it's not everyone else's responsibility - the onus is on the pet owner.