Rare fatal mountain lion attack El Dorado County 23rd March 2024

Fierce cougar

Fatal mountain lion (puma) attacks on people – often hikers in the beautiful American countryside – are very rare. But sometimes the cat is totally committed to the attack and cannot be scared off using the usual well-known techniques. This story is one such case. The sad story of a recent fatal mountain lion …

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Praising a dedicated female veterinarian who walked 3 miles through icy, snowy conditions to treat a very ill cat

Dr Nicole Martin

NEWS AND COMMENT: There is always a time to praise something really good in the cat world. Over the years I have criticised veterinarians but also praised them. My criticism for American veterinarians is nearly always over declawing and is therefore entirely justified 🤔. But in this instance, Dr. Nicole Martin of the Caldwell …

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Muzzled XL bully unable to defend herself when attacked by a cat on a walk

Nova and Casey

You may know that in the UK, American XL bully ownership is subject to Draconian restrictions including wearing a muzzle when in public and on a lead. It is also illegal to breed, sell, advertise gift and exchange or abandon or let an XL bully dog. The law has been in force since December …

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White Coat Waste Project accuse the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of brazenly lying to lawmakers on cat experiments

Letter to VA challenging them

The White Coat Waste Project (WCW) continue to relentlessly pursue the US Department of Veterans Affairs which has wasted American taxpayers’ money in the pursuit of animal cruelty by conducting painful experiments on cats. Through their efforts, they ended cruel cat experiments back in 2021 “and the enactment of bipartisan legislation defunding them” as …

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Abu Dhabi’s animal welfare laws should be used to punish those who abandoned 140 cats in the desert

Abu Dhabi animal shelter at al Falah

NEWS AND OPINION: There is a story circulating in the news media recently about 140 cats being dumped in a desert lot in the capital Abu Dhabi which is part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). An interesting and worrying aspect of the story is that the cats were abandoned across the highway from …

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Tough new animal welfare rules in Spain under the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Welfare of Animals

Tough new animal welfare laws in Spain

Spain has introduced what I would consider to be tough new animal welfare laws under the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Welfare of Animals. The law is controversial and I can understand why. It is tougher than animal welfare laws in the UK which is known to have some of the …

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Freddie Mercury’s silk waistcoat featuring portraits of Freddie Mercury’s six cats sold for £139,700

Delilah on Freddie Mercury's waistcoat

You may have heard about Sotheby’s recent auction of Freddie Mercury’s personal possessions. Well, they sold for very close to £40 million ($49,623,000). Most items sold for well over their listed estimates. One of those items was his famous silk waistcoat which is covered in hand painted portraits of his six cats, one of …

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Veterinary staffer wrote F word expletive in bold marker pen on dying cat’s incubator for all to see

Dying cat in incubator

NEWS AND COMMENT – Beckenham, Greater London, UK: This is shocking to me and many others. I’ll start with the picture which tells the entire story, actually. I don’t need to add many words because you can guess what is going on. The problem is I can’t publish the photo on this page as …

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