The “edible string” cat toys are interesting in concept, as you say; but I agree with you that they are not designed with feline wellbeing as top priority, so I will never buy one.
Also, the “tiny fur mice” you write of (in an article by Jo Singer) are indeed made of real fur which came from a living being.
I oppose the use of fur in any application, because of the suffering and death inflicted on innocent animals in order to obtain it.
Unfortunately, we have several of these which were either given to us as gifts or won in a contest, and they really make me feel bad, though throwing them away would do nothing for those who died to produce them, so they are still played with.
But people do need to think before they buy!!!
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