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  • Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants

    06/13/2017 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13 at 5:15 AM | By Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — In China, it is legal to eat cats and dogs. Even so, ordinary people reacted with alarm this week as news broke of a Chinese man caught with 500 cats, crowded into tiny cages, which he intended to sell to restaurants. The man had used sparrows and caged birds to lure both stray cats and domestic ones in the city of Jiujiang in southern Jiangsu province, the 163.com and news.ifeng.com websites reported. Many of the cats were found in cages in the back of a small truck, some near death and mewing faintly in the heat, while others...
  • Oregon police respond to report of cat armed with gun-shaped stick

    04/27/2017 11:48:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    upi ^ | April 27, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    Police in Oregon issued a "verbal warning" to a cat reportedly seen armed with a gun-shaped stick. Newport Oregon Police Department shared a photo of a black and white cat perched in a tree with its paw draped over a stick that appeared to resemble an automatic rifle. Officers responded to the scene and were ultimately able to determine the cat did not pose any real threat. "Reports of an armed cat this morning were unfounded," police said. "The feline was contacted by our canine and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch." The officers ended the...
  • Scent of a Kitten: Perfumer Debuts 'Kitten Fur' Fragrance

    04/04/2017 4:47:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies
    Live Sence ^ | 22MAR17 | Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
    Our sense of smell plays an important role in how we interpret the world around us. And for people who love cats, there are few scents as welcome as the smell of the soft fur on a kitten's head. That delectable scent is now available in a bottle. Perfume company Demeter Fragrance Library (DFL) recently announced the release of a new fragrance dubbed "Kitten Fur." The perfume captures "the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that "purr"-fect spot, just behind a kitten's neck," according to a product description on the company's website. Kitten Fur joins a range of...
  • Vodka saves British cat after brake fluid poisoning

    04/01/2017 12:19:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    upi ^ | March 31, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Veterinarians in London said a cat that accidentally poisoned herself with brake fluid was saved by an unusual antidote: vodka. The Blue Cross animal hospital in London said 7-year-old cat Princess was brought in by her owner, Teresa Correira Maria, after the feline was found covered in spilled brake fluid in a garden shed. Veterinarians said Princess quickly became ill after attempting to clean the chemicals off her fur with her tongue. The hospital said veterinarians rushed to the nearest liquor store to buy a bottle of high alcohol content vodka, which they said can counteract the effects of ethylene...
  • What a copycat! Enthusiastic kitty 'helps' workers cleaning the windows of its.....

    03/13/2017 5:32:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 13, 2017 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: What a copycat! Enthusiastic kitty 'helps' workers cleaning the windows of its plush apartment by mimicking their every move Every time the window wipers clean his apartment building, this enthusiastic cat tries to help out from inside. Two-year-old Guinness is normally shy but springs to life every ten weeks when the cleaners get to work on his central London flat. Owner Rina Takei, 35, has filmed Guinness swaying side to side in sync with the entertaining workmen on their every visit since he was a kitten. VIDEO ON LINK
  • Law Enforcement Officials Searching Caterpillar Offices

    03/02/2017 9:51:15 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Journal Star ^ | 3-2-2017 | Chris Kaergard
    PEORIA — Federal officials executed a search warrant at three Caterpillar, Inc. facilities in the Tri-County Area — including the corporate headquarters — Thursday morning. Company officials confirmed the presence in a statement without specifying which agency was performing the search or what the search was in regard to. A spokeswoman declined by email to provide further details. "Caterpillar is cooperating," the brief statement said. The spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois confirmed that facilities in three communities were the subject of the activity — Peoria, East Peoria and Morton. At the Downtown Caterpillar global...
  • Caterpillar to move headquarters to Chicago area

    01/31/2017 7:40:49 AM PST · by bigbob · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Jan 31 2017 | Reuters
    Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) said on Tuesday it would move its global headquarters to the Chicago area from Peoria, Illinois later this year to move closer to a global transportation hub and make it easier to recruit executives. A limited number of senior executives and some relocated from Peoria will be based at the new headquarters, and about 300 will be based there once the facility is fully operational, the company said in a statement. The company did not specify the exact location of its new headquarters.
  • Australia Has a Serious Cat Problem

    01/08/2017 2:50:49 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    Time ^ | Jan. 6, 2017 | Kate Samuelson
    Australia has a serious cat problem, with feral cats covering 99.8% of the country according to new research published in the journal Biological Conservation. The exact number of cats fluctuates from roughly 1.4 million after continent-wide droughts cramp food sources to about 5.6 million after extensive wet periods, which result in plenty of available prey. An additional 700,000 feral cats are estimated to live in other environments, including Australia’s urban areas, rubbish dumps and intensive farms. Despite this, researchers say that the cats’ impact on Australia’s fauna is still severe, and that reducing this impact is of critical importance. The...
  • Meow! Our Next Commander in Chief Followed the Twitter Account ‘Emergency Kittens’ Overnight

    01/05/2017 7:49:31 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 2, 2017 | J.D. Durkin
    The twitter account “Emergency Kittens” (@EmrgencyKittens) boasts 1.85 million followers on the social media platform and it pretty much exactly what you would expect: a dizzying array of cat gifs, photos, videos, links, and memes. However, the account came under renewed scrutiny late Sunday night when a keen observer noticed that the account — which yesterday Tweeted out the sentence, “you win life if you cat cuddles with you” (not a typo) — earned a new follower: Donald J. Trump, the billionaire magnate turned Republican nominee and soon to be 45th President of the United States of America.
  • Massive Recall Of Cat Food Underway

    01/05/2017 6:53:32 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    IBT via Yahoo ^ | 1/14/17 | Bruce Wright
    Multiple cat food companies have voluntarily recalled dozens of their products over concerns the pets could get sick from eating them. Certain cans of cat fold from 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty did not have the proper amount of thiamine, which is also known as Vitamin B1, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which announced the recall Tuesday. The products affected were all distributed for retail between Dec. 20 and Tuesday. A full list of the canned cat food recalled follows below:
  • Free Loving Cat

    12/21/2016 7:21:38 PM PST · by virgil283 · 20 replies
    Found this cat in backyard. It really is loving and all, overall. Does not really bit very much but does have very sharp feet. Will only eat food off of the stove though. But he is free. Not responsible once you pick up.
  • All hail the rise of cat men, an antidote to toxic masculinity

    12/14/2016 10:57:23 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 133 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 11, 2016 | Hayley Gleeson
    An online movement of men is shrugging off the stereotype that 'cats are for girls' and flaunting their affinity for kitties, writes Hayley Gleeson. And they're giving others permission to embrace a gentler, more thoughtful kind of masculinity. Myles Loughran is a cat man. 'Cat man' as in, 'cat lady', but with a Y-chromosome. Put another way, Mr Loughran is a man who likes cats — as opposed to a man who likes dogs, say, or miniature pigs. "There's something about cats," the 29-year-old co-owner of Cat Cafe Melbourne tells ABC News. "I feel they can give you that real...
  • Deimos Knievel! [cat video]

    12/07/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 107 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 12/7/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Daredevil Deimos attempts to jump Kitchen Counter Canyon! No net! No parachute! No health insurance! Will he make it?!?? Will he be hurt?!!! Will you stop asking silly questions and watch the video already?!
  • Tons of felines are butchered and sold to restaurants by Chinese 'animal lover'

    11/29/2016 8:45:59 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/29/2016 | Tracy You
    An animal lover who claims to look after stray cats at home has been caught butchering the felines before selling them to restaurants, according to Chinese media. Sickening images have emerged showing dozens of cats killed, frozen and even decapitated at the man's tiny warehouse in Chengdu, south-west China. An undercover investigation carried out by the local Chengdu Business Daily revealed that the man, named Huang Fuping, sold the dead cats as rabbits to meat vendors in rural China for 20 yuan per kilogram (£2.3).
  • Please pray for our very sick kitty [Update 368]

    07/09/2016 7:40:46 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 425 replies
    Our home ^ | 07/09/16 | Self
    If you love pets and animals and sometimes pray for them, I'm asking if you could say a little prayer for our kitty Ciel. She is only five years old, a sweet, smart Balinese. She was perfectly healthy and active until two days ago, when she started vomiting foam and stopped eating. Today we took her in to the vet and she has acute renal failure and diabetes. He gave her IV fluids, some meds to fight nausea etc, and a little insulin. We are to give her sub q fluids and try to get her to eat. He...
  • Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat

    05/29/2016 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 26, 2016 | Provided by: Yale University
    Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's cat a second box to play in. Credit: Michael S. Helfenbein/Yale University ====================================================================================================================== Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing. Schrödinger's cat is a well-known paradox that applies the concept of superposition in quantum physics to objects encountered in everyday life. The idea is that a cat is placed in a sealed box with a radioactive source and a poison that will be triggered if an atom of the radioactive substance decays. Quantum physics suggests that the...
  • SAUDI CLERIC SAYS POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH CATS IS FORBIDDEN

    05/25/2016 10:27:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/25/16 AT 1:56 PM | JACK MOORE
    A prominent Saudi cleric has declared photographs with cats, and other animals, unless completely necessary due to an upsurge in Saudis “who want to be like Westerners.” On a televised broadcast, Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, was told about “a new trend of taking pictures with cats has been spreading among people who want to be like Westerners.” He replied: “What?! What do you mean pictures with cats? Taking pictures is prohibited. The cats don’t matter here.” The sheikh continued: “Taking pictures is prohibited if not for a necessity. Not with...
  • Rescue Cat Turns Her Crooked Jaw into a Beautiful Smile

    05/02/2016 11:07:55 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    Imgur ^ | May 2, 2016 | morgothviolatedmymother
    Rescue Cat Turns Her Crooked Jaw into a Beautiful Smile by morgothviolatedmymother · 12 hours ago Duchess the Miracle Cat was brought into a Texas animal hospital. Most places would’ve just euthanised her... ...as she had a broken jaw and other complications.But two vets decided that they were going to take achance on the unlucky feline. Her chances of survival were slim, and Duchess had to have all her teeth removed. Luckily, everything went perfect and Duchess got a beautiful smile! The best part? After seeing this smile, Crystal Tate decided toadopt her straight from the clinic! "The day...
  • Black Cat Crosses San Jose Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

    05/02/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The cat slipped onto the ice Friday before the Sharks won a big playoff gameThe San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As the Sharks warmed up for the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series, fans watched the small feline making a beeline for an oversized, fiberglass shark head, only to escape under the seats at "the Shark Tank," as the arena is known. The venue’s staff was able...
  • I missed Cruz's VP announcement on Wednesday. (vanity)

    04/27/2016 9:20:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
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    I missed Cruz's big VP announcement on Wednesday as I was trying to train my cat to go out and fetch the mail. Big waste of time that was. Anyway, I'm curious about two things. One, did Cruz also announce where his presidential library will be? After all, if you're going to dream, might as well dream big. And two, did Glenn Beck swear in Fiorina for VP like he swore in Cruz for Prez? It would seem that what's good for the goose is good for the gander.