Truer words were never spoken. I'm not overly fond of most humans who are not only misinformed, but are far more destructive than cats.
Lorrie On 02-02, katskat1 wrote: > AMEN! > > Kat > On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Lee Evans wrote: > > There is so much nonsense, mythology and prejudice going around when it > comes to diseases in general, whether cat, dog or human that it's a > wonder any of us survive the ignorance rather than the disease. An > acquaintance of mine was told by a licensed veterinarian that she > needed to have her healthy FIV+ cat euthanized because humans can catch > it from cats. Meow? My tenant, when I had a rent house, insisted that > FIV was highly contagious but FeLv was NOT. Tail backwards. People to > this day refuse to hug a person who is living with HIV but will shake > hands with someone who has a horrid head cold and get all chummy with > people who are coughing all over the air. > Many veterinarians seem not to like cats to the point of finding > reasons to put them to death. Others are simply too lazy to study new > theories of medicine. In some cases, we have not traveled more than > inches away from dancing around the bonfire to banish evil spirits as a > cure for illness. > Finally, we are now being treated to amazingly inflated statistics from > almost comic studies that produced the startling news that cats kill > rats and mice. Who would have thought!! Not just some rats and mice > but toss in moles, voles and gophers, not to mention those things with > wings that mostly fly. Stir with a hefty dose of sensationalism due to > a slow news day, and you come up with BILLIONS of small mammals and > birds being slaughtered and exterminated by feral cats. Please don't > mention though that humans have hunted dozens of species to extinction > just to have a head to hang on the wall or a rug for the floor, or as a > way to stop male sexual dysfunction, or to carve into little statues or > furniture (elephants) or just as a lovely delicacy to eat at a way > overpriced fancy restaurant. (shark fin soup and other disgusting > dishes). Sometimes it seems like humans will kill everything from > snails to whales for the most trivial or ridiculous reason. However, > just let it be known that cats kill mice and rats for a living and you > have panic in the streets. Ah well, time to get off my soap box and go > to bed. > > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > neighbors too! _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org