I find the first picture very disturbing. My family has 2 cats and I actually love all animals. I also have 2 cockatiels and I know for a fact it is a very stressing situation for a cockatiel to be watched like that by a predator. It is not right. If you are an animal lover then you should rethink the posting of that picture.
Hi Fabiola.. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts.
The picture that you are referring to is this one:
I have thought about this picture and whether it should be on the page as a result of your comment. You make a good point.
I think I will leave it on the page, however. The reason is because it is a very good photograph and secondly the situation only occurred for a short time. Thirdly it is a natural scene played out billions of times every year on this planet. It is a very good reflection of cat behavior and the page is about cat behavior. Domestic cats are wild at heart and the photo helps to remind people of that. Some people cause a lot of stress in their cats by treating them as fluffy inanimate objects. The picture might help these people to see an alternative view.
We are all stressed both humans and animals alike (and humans are a species of animal as well). To hide something that is natural for the sake of political correctness is wrong in my opinion.
Yes, I agree that we should not encourage stress in animals, we should strive for the opposite. I do. And in this instance things were over in about 30 seconds.
I hope that it reassures you that the birds were only stressed for a very short time. I also think the occurrence of this is rare in the place where the photo was taken.
But once again thank you for taking the time to comment. All comments are welcome.