So I have a cat or more to the point I have a cousin. My cousin and my cat share some characteristics. Both are small, Asian, don't eat much and I don't mind supporting them. They also are a package deal. Since said cat has been living with me I have for the most part grown to like it. It spends most of its time outdoors which means no litter box and otherwise does not bother me. My problem is the cat has been bringing in its kills. I have an altar as do all good Vietnamese. \There is the Lord BUddha and various pictures of my ancestors. Recently I have been getting presents ranging from birds lizards to most recently a rabbit who when I found it was in its death throes. Always at my altar. A cat is going to be a cat. I am against my cousins idea which is to make it a house cat. For one my furniture is currently intact and I don't have to deal with a litter box. More to the point, I'd rather let the cat have its quality of life and not have to deal with it mewling because it is locked in. How do I train the cat to stop bringing in dead animals it has killed? On a related note I could be a better Buddhist so I was unable to contribute to this recent discussion. The cat does not actually eat its victims. So it is arguably murdering rather than hunting. Is a cat capable of sin as used in the Buddhist context? If so will the cats wanton murders impact its reincarnation?