Law Enforcement Officer Settles The Dogs Vs. Cats Argument Forever: “Anytime We Had A Death, The Cat Would Be Eating Them… Nose First”

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Before we dive into this, I just want to say I can’t imagine the horrors that law enforcement go through whenever they walk into a scene where someone has passed away.

That truly has to be a sight you can never un-see for the rest of your life, and I have a ton of respect for those that not only put their lives on the line, but have to witness tragic scenes like this.

However, if there was any kind of humor to come from situations like these, leave it to one the coolest dudes of the MeatEater crew, Brent Reaves.

For those of y’all who aren’t too familiar with the avid outdoorsman, Reaves is a longtime waterfowl guide and has served his home state of Arkansas for 32 years in law enforcement. As you can imagine, the guy probably has a ton of wild stories in his back pocket.

With that being said, he finally put a nail in the coffin when it comes to the dogs vs. cats debate (which, let’s be honest, isn’t much of a debate) during the latest episode of MeatEater.

Reaves said:

“I can tell you a little something about cats as far as law enforcement goes. Anytime any kind of investigation where we had a death, you know an unobserved death, where someone old person or something may have died alone.

If they had a cat, the cat would be eating them… Nose first, that’s where they’ll start.

And then you go in there with a dog, the dog will be starving to death, will be dead laying beside them, and most of them won’t eat them… take your last breath.”

You hear that? If you have a dog and a cat, and you die alone in your house, the dog will lay down beside you and probably die too unless someone finds you and feeds it. Meanwhile, your cat will be eating your ass… nose first.

Yep, if we needed anymore proof that cats are the spawn of Satan, this is it right here.

Check it out:

And if you wanna learn a ton more about dogs (the actual topic of this podcast episode), check it out:

Episode 466: Dire Wolves and Ancient Hunting Dogs

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