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Cat Domestication Traced to China, Shows Study

Though it had long been assumed that cats were domesticated by the Egyptians, researchers have now discovered that the animals were first tamed into pets at least one thousand years earlier. A new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, traces cat domestication to the Chinese villiage of Quanhucun some 5,300 years ago. Researchers believe …

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Cops Find Disgusting Cat Torture Dungeon In Texas

(Warning: This article contains descriptions of animal cruelty) In Santa Fe, Texas, a narcotics investigation that ended Friday had police finding more than what they were looking for; sub-human treatment by “humans” to animals. On Friday afternoon in the 4000 block of Avenue N1/2 in Santa Fe, police executed a warrant and raided the house of 39-year old Brian Anthony …

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Kitten Delivery Is a Thing (for Today), Thanks to Uber and Cheezburger

If you live in New York City, Seattle, or San Francisco, on-demand car service Uber wants to deliver you some kittehs to play with. Apparently, today is National Cat Day – a holiday about as necessary as “National Pizza Day” or “National Beer Day.” Anyway, in honor of that, Uber has teamed up with cat-meme mecca Cheezburger to offer the …

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Cat Caught Smuggling Weed into Moldovan Prison

A wily cat was recently discovered to have been smuggling marijuana into a Moldovan prison, after guards noticed its strange collar. The cat had routinely entered and left the prison through a hole in a fence. Upon closer inspection, guards discovered two bags of weed attached to its collar. According to The Department of Penitentiary Institutions, someone in the village …

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New 3-Cat Limit in Effect in New Zealand District

A new ordinance in the Rangitikei District of New Zealand is limiting pet owners to three cats per household. The new new feline bylaw was put into place after the district council received too many complaints concerning noise and odor in the area. The new plan won’t force people to register their cats, like they have to do with their …

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Vine Cat-Kicker Arrested, Charged with Cruelty to Animals

A viral animal abuse video has led to an arrest, and the perpetrator faces a maximum of 60 days in jail on a charge of cruelty to animals. 17-year-old Walter Easley will be back in court on September 12th to face charges after a Vine video that shows Easley kicking a cat went viral with the help of 4chan, reddit, …

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Guy Kicks Cat on Vine, Infuriates the Internet

“Look at this goddamn cat on my porch. Get the f*ck off my porch,” said Walter Easley moments before kicking a kitten off his porch and into his yard. He then posted a video of the incident on Vine. After the video drew the attention of 4chan and reddit, Easley found himself at the center of an internet justice mob. …

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Cat Parasites Review Dismissed by Cat Advocacy Group

Earlier this week, doctors warned in a review in the journal Trends in Parasitology that large amounts of cat poop in the U.S. could contribute to the spread of a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. Since the parasite has been linked to diseases such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, and brain cancer, the authors warned that cat poop could represent …

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Cat Parasites: Watch Out For That Litter Box

Cat poop is, as poop goes, pretty gross. Pregnant women have been warned for years now not to get near it because of the bacteria it holds, which can cause dangerous infections and pose serious threats to a fetus. But now scientists are saying that an infectious parasite called Toxoplasma gondii is much, much more common than they thought, and …

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Cat Poop Could Become Public Health Problem, Researchers Warn

A review in the journal Trends in Parasitology this week warns that cat poop could be an under-appreciated public health problem. E. Fuller Torrey of The Stanley Medical Research Institute and Robert Yolken of the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center warn that 1.2 million metric tons of cat feces is put into the U.S. environment each year, and that some …

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Cats Pretending To Be Dogs Are Kind Of Adorable

The Internet loves cats. The Internet loves dogs. Would the Internet love a cat pretending to be a dog? Well, I certainly think they should. An ad from O2, a mobile carrier in the UK, has created a new ad simply titled, “Be More Dog.” It has cats, dogs, cats pretending to be dogs and Queen’s Flash. I’m not one …

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Meow Men, Or, When Mad Men Gets a Feline Makeover

There’s really nothing bad about this. I mean, just watch it. It’s the opening credits from AMC’s Mad Men, but with cats. And the iconic Mad Men theme song has been replaced by “meows” – which is cat speak! Cats. Mad Men. Meowing. Meow Men. Purrrrfect. [PerdsTonTempesca via UPROXX]

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