When I was a young child, my next door neighbor had tons of stray cats coming and going on their property, including ours. Several were accidentally run over on our driveway by my dad. He never liked cats, sadly, but it was never intentional. I mean, he hated the clean up, can you imagine? And then tell the neighbor about it?
As much as there are cat lovers, you must know there are some folks that do not, or are aggravated by loose cats and or dogs, and some even mentally disturbed that take it out on our pets, especially ones that we let roam freely. It may be different to you in your country, though. Here, folks can simply just be mean, and not the cat's fault for being less than smart or quick about it.