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Created by the same web-author as Cat News Now®, is a Cat Lover's Educational Website where you will finally hear some TRUTH about canned cat food, and you'll learn a lot of other cat-things along the way!


About Doug Hines, publisher of Cat News Now®


Doug Hines...

Doug Hines is an ex-Navy, ex-Motor Yacht Captain who, in retirement, has become a prolific website author. In addition to Cat News Now®, he also publishes two other websites - (see below) and The NEW His 'other time' is spent caring for his three cats - Bubby, Mindy & Grady (pics below). Doug has also extensively studied nutrition for both humans and cats - for years. You can reach Doug using the contact form below.

One of my favorite quotes: "Go to the animal shelter for a cat and you're a Saint. Go to the woman's shelter for a new girlfriend and everyone looses their mind." - Brian Smith, Facebook group iHeartCats

Ahimsa - the Basic Tenet of my Life

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning 'not to injure' and 'have compassion for' all living beings. I live by the basic principle of 'Ahimsa' (harmlessness) - the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain tradition of nonviolence toward living beings.

There is so much cruelty and hardship in this world, much of it imposed by our very nature of being alive. If we are to live and prosper we must eat something, be it plant or animal. In so doing we inflict pain, suffering and death upon other individuals. Plants and animals are sentient beings. They respond to stimuli and exhibit properties we commonly describe as 'feelings'. If you think that characterization doesn't apply to plants as well as animals you are ignorant of current scientific study. (google Clive Baxter)

While recognizing that, to continue my existence in this dimension, I must inflict pain, suffering and death upon other beings, I choose to diminish the amount of that hurting. Since I can live a healthy life by eating a plant-based diet, while knowing full well that I am hurting plants, I decided to stop a great portion of the hurt I was inflicting by not eating animals and their byproducts. I came to realize that I can personally, consciously, save thousands of sentient animals from pain, suffering and death by not eating them.

I choose to enable life for all animals.

"Much more than a diet, veganism is a way of being, an ethical commitment, which recognizes the equality and interconnectedness of all life." -Doug Hines

Adopting a vegan diet is a stepping stone to bringing a whole new way-of-being into existence. All of the significant challenges of our world... everything... including ending disease and health problems, ending world hunger, water shortages, animal exploitation, economic troubles, environmental destruction, global warming, ending war... all of it... will fade away and be solved naturally in choosing a vegan way of being. We can literally return to Eden.

Change your diet, change your body, change your mind and spirit. Enter a new way of living in a new world - a world that works for all - human and non-human alike.

"Having empathy and compassion for animals is the very key to human transformation. Just be love, and everything else will follow" -Doug Hines

Best to you, and thank you for visiting my website.  -Doug Hines


Visit Doug's Other 'Cat' Website

Cat Food Ingredients .com is a Cat Lover's Educational Website where you will finally hear some TRUTH about canned, wet cat food, and you'll learn a lot of other cat-things along the way too!

You Can't Tell the Quality of a Cat Food by Looking at the Ingredients List Alone...

... BUT IT'S THE PLACE TO START.  The old saying 'You can't judge a book by it's cover' isn't exactly true in the context of judging cat foods. In this case, you CAN quickly come to a pretty decisive opinion about a food's quality by simply reading the ingredients list. Once you know what to look for, bad ingredients jump right out and grab your attention. But that's not the entire story.

Surprise! Here are Doug's Cats!


Doug's Cats - Bubby, Mindy & Grady

"I'm Proud of my Pride!"


And My Special polydactyl cat 'Pooky' who passed away

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