Missouri Rex cat breed

Missouri Rex. We don't know what it looked like.

This is a now non-existent cat breed to the best of my knowledge, based on the fact that it first appeared in the early 1990s and only three individuals existed in the late 1990s due to financial mismanagement according to a most reputable source: Sarah Harwell. The mismanagement led to ‘most [cat] being destroyed’. …

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Cat breeds that were created in the US (45 in all)

Different types of domestic cat. Forty-five breeds have been created in the US.

Here’s a list of cat breeds that were created in the US. Unsurprisingly, no other country comes close to the US in this respect. It is the world’s largest purebred cat market by quite a considerable distance. Why is America the leading country for the domestic cat and particularly the purebred cat? I’ll focus …

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Potential Trump VP Kristi Noem defends shooting her dog

Kristi Noem

An internet story dating back 20 years details an incident involving potential Trump VP Kristi Noem, who reportedly shot her dog named Cricket on her South Dakota farm. She deemed the dog untrainable and dangerous, leading to its death in a gravel pit. Kristi Noem, the Governor of South Dakota, expressed dislike for the …

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US cat and dog pet population combined rising faster than human population (infographic)

US cat & dog pet population rising faster than human population

Indeed, the statistics from the AVMA and Macrotrends present a fascinating picture, which I’ve captured in an infographic. Google Gemini’s analysis aligns with mine, though in different wording, stating, “The pet population in the USA, including both dogs and cats, is projected to grow at a faster rate than the human population,” implying a …

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Clay mining company’s stock doubles as American millennials choose pets over parenthood

American millennials with their pet cat and dogs rather than a child

Why should the shares of a clay mining company, Oil-Dri Corp, rise impressively year-on-year because millennials chose pets over parenthood? Because of the greatly increased demand for clay-based cat litter to accommodate the increased number of pets living in America’s homes. This article looks at the trend of millennials (born 1981-1996, 28-43 years old) …

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U.S. Wildlife Services tries to maintain a harmonious coexistence between people and wildlife

Harmonious existence between people and wildlife. This is fictional as reality is far less ideal in the 21st century. In fact, it is a bit of a failure very often.

Below is a poignant quote from a famous and seriously committed animal advocate, America’s Nathan Winograd, about the US Wildlife Services. Below the quote there is a list of US Wildlife Services goals. And below that there is my assessment. What is yours? I finish with some examples of conflicts between nature and human …

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President Trump’s election to President of the United States will be bad for animal welfare

Animal welfare is not Trump’s strong suit. When he is the next president which seems to be likely I do not expect there to be any progress on animal welfare. Indeed, it may go backwards under his presidency.

It seems likely that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Shame that the US has to choose between an 81-year-old geriatric with slurred speech and a 77-year-old narcissistic demigod in the eyes of the less well educated. If Trump is the next president, it will be bad for animal …

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Siamese kitten tested positive for meth and amphetamine

Athena had an incredibly hard start to her life

NEWS AND VIEWS: I always comment on the news rather than simply repeating it as I must. I have to contribute something to it. No point just regurgitating it. And this story from America, from my perspective, highlights a problem with drug taking that is a big issue in America and other countries. Drugs …

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