Showing posts from December, 2015

Good Woman Adopts 11-year-old Cat and Then Returns to Adopt The Cat's Elderly Buddy

This is a great and tender cat rescue story from America. Two elderly cats found themselves in a cat shelter in Maryland. One is 11 years old and the other 16-years-of-age. A woman kindly adopted the 11-year-old. However, these cats are very close friends. They are good buddies. They had bonded and the lady realised this so she went back to the shelter and adopted the 16-year-old who had been left behind. Woman returns to adopt 16-year-old Max Cat shelters are hard places for any cat but for an elderly cat they are particularly hard because a lot of people don't like to adopt an elderly cat. They get left behind, sometimes euthanized. People are wrong though because elderly cats make wonderful companions. The only problem is that you may have to deal with illness which of course I recognise to be a difficulty but the rewards are there. The 11-year-old cat's name is Mojo. The 16-year-old's name is Max. There are now together in a loving home the way it should b

China Tests Cosmetics That Are Manufactured outside China on Animals

It may surprise people to know (or perhaps it won't) that the Chinese have a mandatory testing procedure on cosmetics manufactured outside of China on animals. There is no need for this testing because these manufacturers have found ways to test their products without testing them on animals. This is because the testing, marketing and selling of cosmetics in the European Union is banned. The European Union lead the way in this area of animal welfare. But for some peculiar and perverse reason the Chinese feel they have to test these products on animals which once again reinforces our belief, or at least my belief that the Chinese don't give a damn about animal welfare. The question which now remains is whether these companies such as Revlon and Estee Lauder are in breach of European Union regulations despite the fact, as mentioned, that they are not testing their products on animals. It is bad enough allowing the testing of products other than cosmetics on animals such as med

A Quarter of UK Pet Owners Would Give up Their Pet If They Had a New Baby

It may surprise people that today, December 25, 2015, a quarter of UK pet owners would surrender their cat or dog if they had a new baby on the way. This clearly means that a very large percentage of pet owners in the UK believe that a cat or dog is dangerous to a baby. It may be true for a dog because there are, rarely, cases of babies being attacked by dogs. Although I'm sure these attacks are ultimately down to careless dog ownership. However, I don't have an example of domestic cats hurting babies. It is a fallacy that the domestic cat presents a danger to a baby. The opposite is nearer the truth. Some people believe that a cat's faeces are a hazard to the unborn baby. I have written an article about that sometime ago which can be read if you click on this link . The hazard is extremely slight and can be protected against quite easily. The danger is certainly exaggerated. If a person wishes to adopt a cat while at the same time carrying an intention to have a baby i