Social media influencers created by artificial intelligence are perfect and you won’t know the difference

Virtual social media influencer

The world of social media advertising is changing dramatically. Artificial intelligence is seeing to that. AI computer programs can now create hyper-realistic virtual influencers and you won’t know the difference between them and the real thing. As you can imagine, the army of genuine human social media influencers, particularly on TikTok, are very worried …

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Starving civilians in Gaza are hunting stray cats and dogs on the streets for food

Starving, displaced Palestinians in Gaza begging for food at a rescue center.

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Times tells us that children eat rotten food (and become sick); adult civilians hunt cats and famine is coming to Gaza. The Al Jazeera website tells us that the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has warned that nowhere near enough provisions are entering besieged Gaza. The situation leaves 40% …

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WCW uncovers National Institutes of Health’s $770,000 funding of a Kremlin-run animal lab that damaged cats

White Coat Waste Project uncovers more taxpayer dollars waste to fund a Kremlin run animal testing laboratory in Russia to the tune of around three quarters of $1 million

White Coat Waste Project (WCW) has once again uncovered the wasteful expenditure of tax dollars, in this case the funding of a Kremlin-run animal testing laboratory which damaged cats’ brains and forced them to run on treadmills. The National Institutes of Health shipped US$770,000 to this laboratory. Following a WCW campaign, the funding was …

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Do the small wild cats hibernate?

The small wild cat species do not hibernate because they can enjoy sufficient resources to feed on throughout the year

No. Small wild cat species do not hibernate. You may know that animal hibernation evolved to improve the survival of certain species by conserving energy through lowering their basal metabolic rate in response to a lack of resources during the winter months. The “basal metabolic rate” means the body’s minimum energy consumption necessary to …

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Vietnamese owner of cat meat restaurant regrets stealing and killing thousands of cats many of them pets by drowning in a bucket

Cat meat restaurant owner in Vietnam regrets stealing pets and drowning them in a bucket of water 300 times a month and serving them up in a broth

NEWS/OPINION: You may have heard about the Vietnamese cat meat restaurant in Vietnam owned by Pham Quoc Doanh. I am pleased that the news media has picked up on his feelings about what he did over the years. It might shed some light on the cat meat culture of Vietnam. But there’s change afoot. …

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5 small cats can make a living in the desert

Several small cats make a living in the desert some of which also live in cold climates.

Although there is only one true desert-living small cat, the sand cat, there are four other small wild cat species that can make a living in the desert: Pallas’s cat, bobcat, Andean cat and pampas cat. Bobcats occur in four deserts of North America. The bobcat has a very wide distribution which is why …

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Can you keep a cat that you find in a plastic bag in a garbage bin in a public place?

Legal ownership of a rescued cat

The answer to the question in the title might, under some circumstances, be tricky but I’m going to try and simplify it. If you find a cat that has CLEARLY been thrown away i.e. abandoned, in a cruel way because you find the cat in a plastic bag in a garbage bin in a …

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