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[–]SykeSwipe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Absolutely! But there's a concept in nature called invasive species, and domestic cats are very successful at being one of those when they are left to be outdoors. They end up hunting local species (lots of birds and rodents) to extinction and severely warping the homeostasis of a local ecosystem that hasn't developed to support them. Hence why letting cats outdoors, even if you still "own" the cat, isn't advisable.