Australia’s war on feral cats: shaky science, missing ethics

William Lynn, Clark University

In July 2015, the Australian government announced a “war on feral cats,” with the intention of killing over two million felines by 2020. The threat abatement plan to enforce this policy includes a mix of shooting, trapping, and a reputedly “humane” poison.

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Mother cat brings her kitten to the ER in Istanbul, Turkey

A stray mother cat took her baby to the ER on April 27, 2020, in Istanbul, Turkey. Doctors and paramedics helped the mother and baby and took them to a vet. According to reports, both mother and the kitten are OK and doing well. The full trust you see this stray mother have for humans will melt your heart in the amazing photos below.

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How to keep your indoor cat happy, according to science

Mark Farnworth, Nottingham Trent University and Lauren Finka, Nottingham Trent University

By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, while one in three will share their city with at least half a million other inhabitants. With more and more people living in dense urban settings, what does the future hold for pets?

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Adopting the Right Cat: Everything You Should Know

Pets are not just toys to be played with. On the contrary, 9 out of 10 people think of pets as family and lifetime companions. One of the greatest things you could do is to adopt one from many shelters or adoption centers nationwide. Still, be cautious-it is not always simple to find a pet that suits your lifestyle, especially if you choose a cat.

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Hong Kong dog caused panic – but you don’t need to worry about pets spreading COVID-19

Sarah L Caddy, University of Cambridge

A Pomeranian dog in Hong Kong grabbed the international media’s attention this week after scientists found traces of coronavirus in the canine. Following confirmation that the dog’s owner was positive for the virus causing COVID-19, the dog was taken from Hong Kong Island to a nearby animal quarantine facility. Subsequent tests performed on swabs collected from the dog’s nose and throat unexpectedly revealed coronavirus.

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120-year-old cat photos restored by photographer – and the result is amazing

Even more than a century before the cats dominated the Internet, photographers were already in love with our adorable furry friends and taking many photos of them. French photographer and filmmaker living in Paris, Mathieu Stern found about 120-year-old cat photos in a hidden time capsule in his old family home. He estimates the box dates to roughly the year 1900.

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