I've always wondered about this... Why do people either love cats or hate them? I mean, people who don't like cats never say "You know, I don't like cats." They say "I HATE CATS." What's that about? And, does their hatred extend to wishing cats and cat people harm? I've seen many a sticker/flair/bumper sticker that has said "The Only Good Cat is a Dead Cat." Does anyone talk like that about dogs?
I'm an animal person. I would have just about any animal as a pet (I'm not so into birds or snakes, but whatever floats your boat), in the past. Now that I'm a parent of a small child, I can't imagine having to take care of something more cumbersome than my cats. Who still fight EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Also, I just don't think animals are more important than people. Having said all that, I cannot figure out the venom of those who truly hate cats.
It reminds me of how most people react to Hillary Clinton... there's just no middle road.