My vote was that I would certainly eat the meat of cats. Now….before the majority who voted and spoke up pounce on me, let it be stated loudly and clearly that I am not advocating dining on our pet cats, dogs, chickens, sheep or horses. On an entirely personal level for example, I have never and will never perceive any of the dogs that have called me their own as potential meat. Nor do I perceive the cats, squirrels or birds that we feed in our garden as future meals. Indeed we tend to anthropomorphize pet animals more than we do others and for many that makes the thought of dining on domesticated animals more "difficult". On the other hand, when it comes to the meat of shall we say "strangers", I have no problem whatsoever. Call that open-mindedness or call it rationalization as you like, but the simple truth is that I have no compunctions when it comes to dining on the flesh of any animal that I find tasty.
One important point raised by Matilda is that the flesh of carnivores is often neither as tasty nor as appropriate in texture as the meat of herbivores. Then again, so are their differences in the flesh of animals that have been raised free-range or penned in unbearable and inhumane circumstances. I suppose its much a matter of pedigree (and thus dining habits of the animals as much as of ourselves) as well as to moral questions of how they were raised and eventually slaughtered for our dining benefit.
As to those who reflected revulsion even at the thought of dining on cat meat – although we do not agree, I respect your feelings. I shall avoid the temptation of future polls regarding the meat of horses, donkeys, snakes, dogs, sea slugs, snails and other-such. And of course we shall diligently stay away from the issue of whether we would dine on human flesh.