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Here we try and document previous discussions, outcomes or arguments for/against. This is to help new members know a bit of the history in discussions. Do note that something having been discussed does not mean it cannot be discussed again, arguments and opinions change

Pets

Mice

We have wild mice.

Cats

  • discussed on irc at 2017-04-11

PRO

  • Cats are cute
  • Cats help against mice
  • Cats are cute

CON

  • unclear whether this is allowed by landlord (UR)
  • cat needs taking care of (attention, food, empty litter, prevent cat peeing on lasercutter, vet trips, etc)
  • there are members with cat allergies
  • keeping a cat locked up in the space all the time is considered by some to be cruel
  • if we have a cat, we can't have the door open such as we do on social nights
  • not all cats are good mousers, we may end up with a softy who doesn't hunt
  • Cats don't always eat the whole mouse, expect to find some kidneys and part eaten mice on the floor
  • cat hair, everywhere...

Snakes

PRO

  • helps against mice?

CON

  • snake fobias