Ever wondered why cat complainants seem to be so vocal? It always seems that they're all ready to pounce on a cat related issue - some of them are quick to ask that the cats be killed. The problem I think is that people tend to think that this is socially acceptable behaviour - ie the cat annoys me, hence I get it killed, excuse me, euthanised or put to sleep. Other people would do the same.
Being Asian, I think that one of the things that does distinguish us is that we are conscious of 'face'. So if one day, complaining against cats becomes something 'shameful', I think people will stop doing it so much (though they might resort to doing it on the quiet). And it IS a shameful thing to do - you're actually getting a cat killed.
Michelle and I were discussing this and she said if it these people could be made to feel uncouth and just plain mean for having an animal killed instead of looking for a compassionate solution, people might actually look for another way just because they're too embarrassed. They might curse and swear quietly but they wouldn't get the cats removed.
Then again, people aren't embarrassed about spitting in the street.
Still, we might reach the people who want to be seen as being cultivated and having a certain degree of finesse. After all, asking for help because a cat is defecating in your flowerpot or garden is absolutely understandable - having a cat killed for the same reason is not.