The owners had competely no idea how to take of a cat properly…ended up doing things to piss off the cats, etc… and as an result the cats began to assocate all humans with things they did not like at all. so every time an human even looked thier way, the cat would proably think something like: “ hiss, that human proably wants to rub my fur the wrong way or some other awful things like the human of this house does!!” and with that they go into an hissing, blind fury fit.
Except that isn't a product of training. You get the same problems in dogs that are mistreated, as well. With cats, though, they don't need to be house trained, they don't need to be leash trained, and they generally don't need to be trained to not be a pack leader. The cat doesn't associate you with a particular rank. You CAN train cats in respect to minor conduct issues like scratching furniture or getting up on the counter tops, but these are also issues with dogs. Overall, a cat still requires far LESS training than a dog, and I believe that was the original point.
combine that with the fact that some owners don't netuer thier cats at all, not wanting to have the cats' personalities altered or some other stupid reason. should those cats with bad attudite problems get out and mate with other cats if there's no other cats in the house… boom, kittens.
Only male cats get neutered. Females get spayed and males don't generally have any part in the child rearing process, so you're not likely to get kittens with a cat that hasn't been neutered.
and usually the kittens will take on the parents' viewpoints of humans in gerenal.
Actually, that isn't true. Cats don't have any complex ways of communicating ideas like “avoid humans”. She may shy away, but cats develop a sense of what is safe and what isn't based on experience. This is why it only takes one generation for strays to become feral. Raised away from humans, even if the mother trusts humans, if the kittens don't come in contact with humans during the development years, they won't come to trust them. It is also why the humane society is often able to capture feral kittens and domesticate them. Even with a mother who didn't trust humans, those kittens can learn to trust humans as they grow up. Cats are naturally curious creatures who tend to learn pimarily through experience.
they then basically turned into massive groups that would roam not only the countryside, but in the cities/towns too…. and of course, they would attack any humans that got too close to them.
Feral cats everywhere hate people, that isn't a product of parentage, but of upbringing. Most feral animals will attack people if they get too close. What did you think distinguished a feral animal from a domestic one? A domestic animal doesn't give up it's natural tendencies, it is just acclimated to being around people.
but I've seen some quickly change thier mind regarding that when they've been attacked by a pride of semi-feral housecats who were raised to hate humans.
I think you mean feral. A semi-feral cat is just another way of saying a stray. i.e. a cat who was once domesticated and was either set free or abandoned.
yet, those sort of wild and semi-wild cats are allowed to roam around unchecked and pose a possible risk to humans… because hey, they're small, fluffy and therefore harmless… yeah, right.
Many urban areas have programs for controlling feral cat populations. After all, they are more of a threat than feral dogs in city settings. They are good at avoiding traffic, they get into garbage, they spread disease to domesticated cats (and aren't that good for people), they tend to be violent and destructive, and they breed like rabbits. The problem is you get animal rights yahoos who protest control methods that involve killing the cats and there simply aren't enough people to do the alternative (although PETA doesn't particularly like that either). Yeah, it may seem awful to poison or shoot cats, but the Humane Society can't just lock them up, either. They can't be redomesticated and there are already too many cats to be adopted as it is. The altenative is spaying and neutering ferals, but you tend to need a lot of volunteers willing to take time out of their busy schedules to trap cats for the procedure, and even then, it is an ongoing process since people abandon cats every day.
Also, in the cases where they have been able to go in and spay and neuter cats in colonies, they have found that the fixed cats tend to be less aggressive, which helps cut down the frequency of cats attacking people or destroying property.
Cats are not pack animals. As adults cats would not naturally show affection to any other creature unless they were mothering kittens.
I still have to disagree with this. Everything I've read, and everything I've seen as a cat owner says otherwise. Housecats naturally form social groups. It isn't a simbling or mother/child relationship, either. Housecats may be solitary predators, but they are not solitary creatures. if anything, their social structures are built around security and breeding, not some arbitrary, nonexistant family bond.