My gf wants to get a cat but for some reason is willing to die on the hill that the cat is going to be an outside cat that free roams the neighbourhood and also is not going to wear a bell collar and we can't put a leash on it or put make an enclosure.
I'm very passionate about conservation of native wildlife and am wholly opposed to people who let their cats free roam since they're responsible for absolutely devastating wildlife in their local area because of it. They only hunt for sport and are fed routinely by their owners. My gf really wants to get a cat but is adamant we can't have any control over it. How the frick do I get over this hurdle? I sent her articles and videos specific to cat invasiveness in our countries and she just responded "those are just theories."
I don't mind cats, I think they're cute, but I swore if I ever owned one I wouldn't be one of the people who lets their cats contribute to the destruction of native wildlife. How the frick do I get over this hurdle without breaking up with my gf. She won't take "we don't get a cat" as an option.