Why are cats perversely attracted to people who dislike them?

Domestic cats might make a beeline for cat-phobic people because they are more passive than those who want interact with the cat but are strangers

Some people think that domestic cats, rather perversely, are attracted to people who don’t like them. And if this is true at least to some extent, it deserves an explanation. And the reason is probably fairly straightforward namely that in a room of people where one or two dislike cats and into which a …

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South Korea – cats described as “fur cockroaches” and mutilated in a “gore room”

Gore room and fur cockroaches

The Times reports on an incredibly disturbing culture in South Korea. Between 2018-2020 the South Korean messaging app Kakao Talk hosted a “gore room”. In this so-called gore room contributors were allowed to post videos of the mutilation of cats and wild animals. I’m told that members of these sorts of online groups don’t …

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What do you call someone who hates cats?

No English language word for cat hater

There is no single word in the English language to describe someone who hates cats. However, you probably know that there is a word for someone who is excessively frightened of cats: ailurophobe. It comes from the Greek words αἴλουρος (ailouros), ‘cat’ and φόβος (phóbos), ‘fear’, which create the word ailurophobia, meaning a fear …

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Has this cat hater gone too far with his DIY automatic anti-cat device?

Has this cat hater gone too far?

NEWS AND COMMENT – PERTH: A peeved and frankly angry Australian man, Craig Turner, built a device which sprays a lot of water at a cat who enters his property and which is fired off by a motion detector. It’s also linked to a camera so the whole thing is filmed for his successful …

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A dozen reasons why people hate cats

Why do I hate cats?

There are many reasons why some people hate cats. All the reasons can be turned around by education, understanding and tolerance. In other words the reasons are often false and cat hating is often based upon misconceptions and a lack of education about cat behaviour. However, some reasons are intractable. Misconceptions Many people have …

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