Instagram starlet “Winky” a dwarf cat with bulbous eyes and an expected halved lifespan

Winky looks like Lil Bub and has a projected very short lifespan due to her inherited health problems

OPINION: The news media online is writing about a bug-eyed cat who’s gone viral thanks to an uncanny resemblance to some A-list actors. Great fun. This cat, called ‘Winky’ has an Instagram account. It’s another example of a cat with a severe inherited health problem becoming a celebrity. RELATED: Munchkin Cat Breed Am I …

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A good example of domestic cat exploitation on TikTok showing a grossly obese cat

Gross obesity in a domestic cat

To the best of my knowledge, TikTok is infamous for featuring animal exploitation videos. By this I mean animals such as this ginger tabby domestic cat who is being exploited by their owner who makes a ‘funny cat video’ (not so funny for me) out of his gross obesity. This is irresponsible cat ownership. …

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Declawing wild cats leaves them with a 46%-66% reduction in forelimb strength

Pika after his declawing operation at Safari Park Open Zoo and Camp | BIG CATS CLAW BACK. My thanks to The Dodo. He looks subdued and he was. He looks very unhappy. Declawing tiger cubs is so terribly cruel. Horrible.

You may not know it, but many captive wild cat species have been declawed in the USA and around the world. Declawing is a very contentious operation. It is, to be brutally frank, barbaric and that word comes both from me and from Dr. Bruce Fogle DVM the well-known veterinarian and author. The news …

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Ring toss game – the prize is a live kitten. Cruel and exploitative.

Kittens exploited as toys in a game in China

NEWS AND VIEWS – Xianyang, Shaanxi, China: The tweet says: “Ring toss game – the prize is a live cat. A stall set up with kittens in cages. The temperature was very high, and the kittens were kept in cages without water to drink. Some even fainted. Animals aren’t toys”. Sigh. I’ve seen so …

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3 burly men in a tug-of-war with lioness and it is animal abuse

Lion in tug-of-war with 3 burly men at a zoo is not good

The tweet says it nicely: “Making fun of animals in captivity is not entertainment”. The lioness is impressive in holding her own against three burly men in a tug-of-war but this is not the decent thing to do. You can see that this happens all the time, perhaps daily as the machinery is in …

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Man makes his cat obese and then makes fun of him in highly successful TikTok videos

Obese cat is disrespected, abused and exploited

This man (Ryan?) is immoral. I know that I am being outspoken but it is transparently obvious that I’m correct. He has overfed his black-and-white cat consistently for a long time or adopted an obese cat and failed to put his cat on a diet. It is almost certainly the former. He then describes …

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‘Exotic big cats for sale’ – an enforced worldwide ban is needed

Lion cubs for sale

People shouldn’t be searching for ‘exotic big cats for sale’ because it encourages and keeps in business exotic big cat breeders and these breeders should not exist in my considered view. It also devalues and demeans the big cats, iconic species and animal totems, which have been worshipped in some cultures for eons. They …

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