Say you had a cat and your child bothered it and ignored warning signs (hissing, moaning, running away and hiding) and your child continued to bother it (pulling its tail, poking its paws) and the cat bit or scratched your child, would you get rid of it? I'm NOT talking about dogs because they can actually do serious damage if they attack. I'm talking about a regular cat or maybe even a bunny, ferret, etc. I will explain after I get some opinions based on the info above.
Just to clarify, this is not about a cat just being mean or scratching unprovoked. It's about it acting out due to being pestered.