Oklahoman kitten serial killer sentenced to 12 years in prison

Oklahoman kitten serial killer sentenced to 12 years in prison.

NEWS AND COMMENT: This is not hot of the press cat news because I’ve been slow to pick up on it but it needs reporting because it is exceptionally rare for judges to hand down a severe punishment to criminals who abuse and kill cats and kittens. And that statement applies to anywhere in …

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Claimed that UK’s Pet Abduction Bill may criminalise kindly interactions with street cats

Newspaper claims that “Calling ‘here puss’ to a cat in the street may become a criminal offence” in the UK when the Pet Abduction Act becomes law. Really?

By “street cats” I mean a domestic cat walking around the street, on the pavement or sidewalk because they are indoor/outdoor cats. As you may know the UK Parliament is currently debating a new law called the Pet Abduction Bill which is intended to improve upon the Theft Act 1968 in respect of the …

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Discussing methods and drugs in tranquilizing a lion or other big cat with a dart

Kimba and escaped lion tranquilised

I was prompted to write about this topic after reading a new story, today, about a lion, Kimba, which escaped from a circus near Ladispoli, north-west of Rome, Italy. The lion prowled the small town’s streets resulting in a curfew for the residents. The police were called and they contacted an expert, Bisegna, on …

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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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White Coat Waste Project files federal complaint demanding government claw back tax dollars wasted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on abusive and illegal animal experiments

Copper was abused at the Cleveland VA cat lab for 14 months before being put down

Through a freedom of information request, White Coat Waste Project (WCW) have unearthed a report by the Veterans Association Office of Research Oversight (ORO) which documents “years of rampant waste and abuse” and violations of federal law in carrying out cruel tests on cats at the Cleveland VA “cat lab”. And because of these …

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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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What chance is there of the deadly cat coronavirus in Cyprus spreading to the UK?


In answer to the question in the title, the chances are very slim, as I see it, but please read on. A lot is currently been spoken about the “deadly cat coronavirus” in Cyprus which has ostensibly killed 300,000 cats but which I have said is an impossible statistic [link to that article]. The …

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