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Cats: Noise Stress — 7 Comments

  1. Wonder if the Feliway Diffuser or spray would work as it seems to work for the house cat. Its synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure.

  2. Marc the more of your comments I read the more I like you!
    You are not a grumpy guy, you are a caring thoughtful guy, just like Michael here on PoC, keep up the good work your deep and meaningful comments might hit home one day and make some ignorant people stop and think!

  3. I get stressed out when surrounded by lots of sound and activity – it makes we very uncomforable. If I am standing in a huge crowd of people slowly trying to get through it and a dog suddenly starts barking right next to me – it’s the sort of situation that makes me really not good. Thats something I can’t stand about christmas time and shopping and all the thousands of people wandering around – consumerism at it’s all time highest every year apparently.

    I think being a tiger in a zoo might be 10 times worse then being a prisoner on death row in a high security prison. At least the prisoner has contact with other people and understands his situation – the tiger not so. Especially some of those zoos in asia where there are next to no standards on quality of life for the captured animals. I would think it’s worse than being alive to be stuck in a tiny space being looked at by stupid human beings – I would never subject a child to the horrors of a zoo. There may be zoos that are better, but no zoo can really be good can it. Perhaps some kind of wildlife park is the best solution, and one where people are restricted to driving through or something like that. No animal or human – no living thing – should be subject to the consuming eyes of thousands of people everyday. This would break any creatures spirit. If it were me, I’d say shoot me now.

    Berne is famous for it’s bears which are kept in this rather large ‘pit’. They recently gave them more space along the side of the river. What is it with people. Those poor animals probably feel like mars bars sitting there being photographed by gorpy tourists. In this day and age there must be more people who don’t like this sort of thing. But in the western world, as long as there is street culture, these things will take forever to change. Otherwise I would say the rest of western society is improving a bit – I know alot of people who feel the same way about zoo animals and circus animals and marineland.
    A zoo is a very sad place. I can’t believe parent still want to take their kids to marineland like its some kind of normal form of entertainment. It’s completely f****d up and wrong in my opinion. Furthermore zoos give people the wrong idea about animals since the animals have no oportunity to really be themselves one would have to assume. It’s known that many animals become depressed in captivity. Why on earth is it still now, in the 21st century, normal to take kids to the zoo or to marine land (at least the circus is being given a bit of a miss) – it brings up kids either with nightmares or totally warped values. They just grow up thinking ‘yay, the zoo is so great’ because they were ‘entertained’ by it because their stooopid parents took them there and showed them a bunch of depressed animals in pits and glass boxes and cages.

    Once again I apologize for again being so anti the mechanics of the culture/nature debacle. I am a grumpy guy 🙂

  4. Yes absolutely right, it must stress captive big cats a lot and I think noise is part of what causes stress to pet cats going to the vets surgery, the noise from the car engine, slamming doors, the noise from other animals and from people at the vets. It must sound such a loud cacaphony to a cat trapped in a cat carrier with no escape as their ears are so sensitive.

  5. It is possible that humans have not considered the affect of noise stress on captive animals is because they simply have not thought about it. They perhaps assume that because the animal is strong and fierce it can just shrug off all kinds of discomfort and abuse. A closer study will reveal that they are in fact extremely sensitive to sound, sight, small, and their environment. High sensitivity is a key survival skill.

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