Cats were domesticated a bit earlier than you think. In this article I thought you like some info about how cats were domesticated. So, let’s begin!
Cats and People Introduced
Many people think cats and people first encountered each other because rodents were always trying to steal some grain. The cats would then swoop in and save the day by hunting down the rodents and eating them. Then, after many years of human interaction the cats would become domesticated.
However, another theory was introduced. Some people now think cats were attracted by trash left carelessly out in the open. The cats would salvage pieces of food and soon got used to the humans in the area. The people would also get used to the cats, and decided to take care of them. Feral cats are not easily adjusted to people, but if they had kittens, and the kittens were raised all their life by humans, the kittens would easily become very affectionate. But the people back then weren’t as smart. The feral cats would have their kittens raised outside. Only years later kittens started appearing in homes. When I say years, I mean thousands of years. Cats only then started to like always living in people’s homes.
Feral VS Stray
You have to remember that feral cats are basically the cats before they were domesticated, except that the cats were african wild cats, not the normal feral cats. Stray cats are very different. Stray cats are cats that were either abandoned by their owners or got lost and never found their way back, ending up in the wild. Usually they’re still used to humans, and have trouble hunting. I think the stray cats that survived gave birth to kittens. These kittens never had human contact ever since they were born, so they became feral. So remember, feral cats have had little or no human contact, making them wild. Strays were cats that have had lots of human contact, but got lost or were abandoned. Here’s an example: My cat Shadow was rescued by the animal shelter when she was about one and a half or two months. She is more shy than most cats because of this. Domino was born in Cameron Animal Shelter and had stayed there until we adopted her. She is very affectionate and loves to cuddle. Well, I hope you understood my explanation, which I think is very simple and short!
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USDA is killing innocent kitties for no good reason, and we have to do something. Today you will learn what else they’re doing wrong, and how to stop it!
The USDA Kitten Crimes
USDA is not only killing cats, they’re doing experiments on them. First, they’re breeding 100 cats annually. Then, they’re raising the cats up to two months and then feeding them raw meat with toxoplasmosis, which is then harvested from the cats’ feces and used for other experiments. Then the cats, which most are healthy and if not then could easily be cured, are killed.
A spokesperson from USDA says in defense that the cats could affect the pregnancies of many women if they come in contact with the cat. And yet the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention argues that the parasite could only be from the feces of cats a few weeks following the infection. So if USDA were to keep the cats for a few more weeks the families would be fine. The spokesperson said that the parasite could last longer in the cats body than thought, and that it could be reactivated later again.
So then Senior Vice President Gudrun Ravetz of the British Veterinary Association then says the chances of them happening is low, and that only people with weak immune systems are likely to get infected. He also says that if a person does have a weak immune system that they should follow NHS advice for precautionary measures. Ravetz also added more advice on how to minimize getting infected, like washing your hands thoroughly after cleaning the cat’s litter box. So in conclusion, USDA still has no good reason to be killing cats.
How To Help
So there. I’m pretty sure you’re ready to learn how to help. One way is by visiting https://www.whitecoatwaste.org/contact-congress/#/11. Just search that up and it should pop up. Once you’re on there you’re able to contact the congress and state how you think USDA and other places are treating cats and other animals terribly. Another you could do there is to donate money to help stop this horror. I’m not sure if that’s all you can do, I haven’t visited the website yet. There are probably millions of other websites like this. If you’re feeling really helpful, you could spread the word. How? By making videos, writing articles, or even telling people you know and could help. If my article didn’t help convince you, go visit Kitten Lady’s channel. She’s a cat activist and has made a very descriptive video about USDA. So that’s it, I hope you decide to help stop this…
Inspired by Kitten Lady at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqy-vY5vpAw&t=59s.
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