I am gonna get a cat I think. My kids scream, and cry, a good portion of the day. For no reason other than they are brats. My friend came over in January for the day and brought their cat. My kids sat, quietly, and stared at that cat all god damn day (he was on the other side of the baby gate so they couldn't get him) If that is what shuts my kids up, then so be it. Plus I love cats.
I never said my kids would hurt or torture a cat. We have had cats and ferrets in the past and their daycare has cats and our neighbor has cats, as well as their grandparents. Just because a child is young doesn't mean they hurt animals or other people. Get a life.