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Doug's Note: What I can't stand about the following stories is the word "mandate". Why should "officials" be sticking their noses in my business - especially when the subject does not impact human health. Microchipping may be helpful, but why should it be mandatory? Stop stepping on the rights of cat-parents. Shouldn't people make their own decisions about their pets - just as they do for their human children? Microchipping should be a personal, pet caregiver decision. You "officials" are crossing way over the boundary here. You are stepping on my rights to make my own decisions, especially when there is a risk to my pets involved: Microchip-associated fibrosarcoma in a cat
3/18/2020 - InYourArea
2/2/2020 - The National Interest
1/30/2020 - khon2.com
1/2/2020 - The Sun
6/17/20 "Pet owners are furious after they failed to stop laws that will force them to walk cats on a leash and keep them indoors at night. Campbelltown Council, in Adelaide's north-west, is the latest council in South Australia to introduce bylaws to control cats. The council's new regulations will be submitted to the Dog and Cat Management Board for endorsement, despite several appeals by advocacy group Cats Assistance to Sterilise (CATS)." - Daily Mail
11/30/2019 "Cats in Europe might have to be kept on leashes, if two environmental lawyers get their way. Lawyers in the Netherlands earlier this week hinted at legal action against the Dutch government, saying it's doing nothing to protect birds." - NewsHub
11/28/2019 'Cats to be put on leashes to protect wildlife? EU says No' In a short, yet important announcement, and in a stunning reversal of ideology, the European Union says that putting domestic cats on leashes to better protect threatened birds “would deny mankind’s furry friend its unalienable right to roam.” "The EU’s executive said Thursday that it is “a strong defender of free movement rights — including of cats” and “categorically” denied it would ever force cats to be kept indoors or on a leash, as one scientific study suggests." - AP News
11/28/2019 "Yes, as ridiculous as it sounds, according to two lawyers from Tilburg University, letting your house cat go outside and roam around freely is illegal. Arie Trouwborst and Han Somsen's declaration is based on the European rules for nature protection and is published in the Journal of Environmental Law." - IAmExpat
10/30/2019 "Cats will now have to be walked on leashes under new laws that ban them from going outside alone. Darwin council in the Northern Territory enforced the new Cat Containment Policy in the developing suburb of Muirhead on Tuesday night. The council introduced the policy to help reduce the impacts from domestic cats on the environment. The new laws were also set in place to stop attacks from cats on other animals." DailyMail
10/30/2019 "Seeing a dog on a leash outdoors is something completely natural. For decades we have been taking our pooches out for walks because not only do they need the exercise, it's good getting them out of the house to interact with nature and maybe some other dogs. But it's a hell of a lot stranger seeing cats on leashes." - LAD Bible
11/2/2019 "Pet owners are being forced to walk their beloved moggies on leashes after a local council proposed a bizarre new law that BANS CATS FROM GOING OUTSIDE. Muirhead is a small suburban development in the Northern Territory of Australia. The local population are well-known for their love of kitties, and there's plenty of wide-open spaces for the cats to explore. But their adventures have been put on hold after the council introduced laws that ban cats from playing outside alone." - Wamiz
Insanity - Putting your furniture before your cat's welfare
You are NEVER going to stop your cat from scratching things. That's the way they are. Spraying water bottle mists at them isn't going to change their inner nature. They won't understand such absurd negativity on your part. They also won't understand why you are shouting at them threateningly and waving your arms. Want your cat to stop scratching your furniture? Provide an alternative scratching area in a major traffic area. A BIG scratching post is nice, but a 3' x 3' sisal floor mat mounted vertically on a wall (especially a wall with a corner) will work even better.
"The Paw Project’s mission is to educate the public about the painful and crippling effects of feline declawing, to promote animal welfare through the abolition of the practice of declaw surgery, and to rehabilitate cats that have been declawed." "Many people, including animal lovers, do not realize that declawing is a surgical procedure in which the animal’s toes are amputated at the last joint. A portion of the bone, not just the nail, is removed. Declawing may result in permanent lameness, arthritis, and other long-term complications. The practice, although common in the United States, is actually illegal in many countries. Great Britain’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons goes so far as to declare declawing “unnecessary mutilation.” - PawProject.org
2/26/2020 - VIN News Service
2/24/2020 - 3CBS Philly
2/20/2020 - wilx.com
7/23/20 - Reader's Digest
1/31/2020 - WUFT
1/2020 - Today's Veterinary Business
2/19/2020 - Los Altos Town Crier
1/17/2020 - WBZ NewsRadio 1030
12/14/2019 - Wellston Journal
12/13/2019 - dvm360
12/13/2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
11/27/2019 - Isthmus
11/13/2019 - The Greyhound
10/29/2019 - Tulsa World
10/25/2019 - St.Louis Post-Dispartch
10/25/2019 - ChicagoTribune
5/7/20 - PoC
12/12/2019 - ABC11News.com
12/5/2019 - fox4kc.com
7/17/20 - KENS5
1/27/2020 "A new bipartisan bill cosponsored by Virginia Sens. Jennifer Boysko (D-Fairfax) and Bill Stanley (R-Franklin) would protect dogs and cats from experiments not required by U.S. federal law or regulation. If enacted, it would also spare animals the terror of being packed and confined during long international transport to be used in experiments in other countries, including in Japan and Taiwan, where animal protection laws and regulations are lax or nonexistent." - PETA
1/6/2020 "For cats, whiskers are much more than facial adornments that add to their cuteness, Dr. Neil Marrinan of the Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital in Connecticut. says. They serve as high-powered antennae that pull signals into their brain and nervous system." - Patch.com
10/28/2019 "A Russian security researcher said she accidentally found a way to hack and take over all Xiaomi pet feeders located across the world. In a series of messages published on her private Telegram channel last week, Anna Prosvetova, a security researcher from Saint Petersburg, Russia, said she identified vulnerabilities in the backend API and firmware of Xiaomi FurryTail smart pet feeders." - ZDNet
10/21/2019 "If the thought of training your pet cat seems like a difficult feat, consider the daunting task of training one of nature's biggest cats. After welcoming two 4-year-old Sumatran tigers, Frances and Huntley, the keepers at Nashville Zoo are doing just that. The training program, which is sponsored by TEMPTATIONS™ Cat Treats, is on display for the public to learn about how these colossal cats are trained." - CISION
10/16/19 "If you are considering adopting a long-haired cat or already have one you can expect to spend some time every day or nearly every day grooming her." -McAlester News-Capital
10/12/2019 "Keeping your cat well-groomed and clean is essential, not only for their health but happiness too. Maintaining your cat eyes, ears, paws, teeth, and coat are crucial grooming tasks that need to be done on a regular basis. Here are five tips to help your beloved pet with their grooming routine." - FactualFacts
10/12/2019 "If your child’s first friend has four legs, here’s good news: per a recent study in Pediatrics, kids living in homes with dogs get sick less often than those in pet-free homes. Another study found that babies who lived with cats or dogs had fewer allergies later in life. And living with a pet can help curious little ones begin to develop empathy and kindness toward others." - Northeast Ohio Parent
10/12/2019 "What does grain-free mean? What is Guaranteed Analysis? In “Choosing the Best Cat Food” by Vanessa Voltolina in PetMD, it was noted that cat owners do not really know what they should look for while reading cat food labels to ensure their pets will stay healthy and feel satisfied." - manilastandard
10/07/2019 "Yarn, Wires, Himalayan Salt Lamps, Bones, Mini Blinds, Treated Toilet Water, Flowers & Plants, Bread Dough, Liquid Potpourri, etc." - DailyNewsView
7/24/2019 "Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or swipe at us the next. It might be easy at this point to blame it on the cat, but what's likely happening here is that we're just not stroking them right." - LiveScience
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