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Shock horror: first Ragdoll cats were like ragdolls because they were drugged! — 14 Comments

  1. How does a car-accident change an animal’s DNA? But more importantly, why are so many millions of cat fans so gullible and ignorant to how it all works for it to have even gotten as far and as long as it did?

  2. Despite my bland comment on FB I think this at best deception and at worst fraud. There are several illegalities to be considered. The marketing and distributing of barbiturates without a license is one and another is marketing animals with a claimed natural behaviour when that behaviour is actually drug induced. This is actually criminal behaviour.

    • Let me clarify that the special food was Ann Baker’s and not anything made by pet food manufacturers and not on the open market. Unlike here in the UK, it seems that Americans can get registered with multiple general practice doctors and some do so in order to get multiple prescriptions (some of those patients sell their prescription drugs on the black market). In the USA at that time it was probably easier to get hold of various drugs.

  3. … and parents insist on telling their children there’s no such thing as monsters. I’m sure this article disagrees.

  4. Very sad, indeed.
    I wish that I could eradicate all breeders with the wave of my hand.
    When it comes to cat food though, don’t fall prey to the various “breed” formulas. Never believe that one or another companies have had experts determine the specific needs of ragdolls, siamese, etc. You are being lied to and paying out the nose.

  5. What sane person could drug a breed of cats by lacing their cat food with a barbiturate? And then stipulate this food was part of the contract for every cat they sold. Definitely a weird, sad story here.Thank goodness there was no way to continue this madness.

  6. Oh, for heaven’s sake!!! There is no end to which people will go to screw up the psyche of any species on this earth or to screw up a new breed if it will make someone money!!!

  7. Thanks for this shocking information, Michael. It just adds up to more of the same disgusting human behavior towards animals.
    Royal Canin makes various categories of food for different breeds, Ragdoll being one of them. I would never buy their brand or Hills, or several others. Truths are being revealed more and more these days, by brave whistle blowers. We are indebted to them….and you, for passing on vital information.

    • Thanks Sandy. I thought it was madness. It is! I hate to say it but cat breeders can tend to get up to some bizarre behaviour.

      • It’s all about money….

        I’ve posted this on FB, Pinterest, Twitter, my own CATAdvocate FB page and will send on to others such as Cat Centric, etc, so cat guardians can be more informed.

    • Let me clarify that the food was Ann Baker’s special food – not anything made by pet food manufacturers. In the USA at that time it was probably easier to get hold of various drugs.

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