"Cats are genocidal bird and mammal killing maniacs. "
seriously? genocidal maniacs?
cats are hunters. so are dogs. my cat friends have gotten maybe 4 or 5 birds over the years (and many, many more mice). my dog friends have gotten at least that many, as well as a rabbit almost every day. birds can fly, cats and dogs cannot - typically when i've seen a cat or dog get a bird, it is because the bird was already injured or sick.
wind turbines, airplanes and high windows kill far more birds than cats ever could.
i have known many people who have cats in rural areas, and put collars on them with bells, to warn birds. somehow, they seem to ignore the fact that those bells let every critter know where the cat is - including predators. many/most of them have lost their cat friends to bobcats or mountain lions - or even owls. yes, the wild fights back!
i have no issue with folks having preferences for certain species over others, that makes sense to me. but that does not make non-preferred species "genocidal maniacs".
[i haven't even had feline friends in like 15 years, but i still find them awesome.]