and Google is always right!
Hate to break it to you, but some things in science are governed by consensus, like Climate Change.
And a subject we failed to touch on is that cats act as an operator that removes free will from humans.
However, all sources agree that higher order animals (like cats) have the capacity to make decisions (just not moral ones). Moreover, cats, dogs, apes, monkeys, dolphins, rodents, ocelots, etc. certainly have an emotional capacity. [They’d be pretty terrible pets if they didn’t.]
So, maybe they don’t have Free Will as such, but I would feel pretty terrible about imprisoning a fellow being who has the capacity to make a choice and feel the consequences of its decision.
MORAL: I am too much of a puto to own a pussy-cat here. Maybe I should move to Los Gatos.
MORAL 2: FINE YOU WIN ~_~.