Cat cut in two at Montparnasse station (Paris): railway company SNCF sued

Neko was the victim of the indifference of SNCF agents and died crushed by a train.

This cat news story has two aspects. Firstly, it concerns the violent death of a domestic cat travelling on a train with their owner. The cat escaped from their carrier while the train was at Montparnasse station and went on to the tracks. The railway company, SNCF, is accused of refusing to do what …

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Picture of Marine Le Pen and her Somali cat

Marine Le Pen and her Somali cat

This is a great picture that I have ‘stolen’ (sorry but it is too good) from Marine Le Pen’s Instagram page. As far as I know no one has mentioned that the cat in the photo must be a Somali purebred. The Somali is a longhaired Abyssinian. I prefer the Somali to the Abyssinian …

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France: call to trap all domestic cats more than 300 metres from their homes

Willy Schraen

FRANCE: Willy Schraen, 50, the head of the National Federation of Hunters has called for the trapping of all cats no matter whether they are stray or domestic found wandering more than 300 metres from their homes because they are killing wildlife and present an existential menace to birds and other small animals in …

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Picture of cat with owner and birds in cage with cannabis plant in Paris circa 1910

Picture of cat and birds in cage circa 1910

This is an interesting photograph because it contains a strange juxtaposition of various elements. The cat is a tabby-and-white random bred cat judging by appearance. The plant behind the cat is cannabis. To the right of the cannabis is a small aviary. It is considered unwise to have caged birds and a cat in …

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Scientists should positively state that pets can’t spread coronavirus through a new study

Study needed to prove beyond doubt that domestic cats don't or can't spread Covid-19 to people

Time and again, we are told by scientists and experts that “as far as we know” companion animals do not transmit Covid-19 to their human caretakers or other family members. We also see the phrase “there is no evidence to support” the fact that cats can transmit the virus to people. I’m going to …

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Notre Dame burning = €1 billion in 24 hours. Animal shelters, animals dying = €0.

The one billion euro donations to rebuild Notre Dam is an insult to more worthy charities. Francisco Seco/AP

Being a passionate advocate of animal welfare and particularly the people involved in animal welfare including of course animal shelters, it is galling to see pledges totally one billion euros from Europe’s super rich to repair and rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral when there are thousands of other more worthy causes. We are down to …

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Hundreds of cats dying in South of France vomiting a blue substance. Why?

Some residents of the Narbonne region of southern France have noticed that some streets cats vomited a blue substance. They meow weakly and die. It sounds awful. And in such large numbers. Local animal welfare organisations blamed poisoning; rat poison, cannabis or motor oil in cat food. But autopsies were carried out on two …

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