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The USDA Forced Kittens to Become Cannibals for Research, Watchdog Report Says

Link to this article: http://time.com/5555118/kitten-cannibalism-usda/

BY JAMIE DUCHARME UPDATED: APRIL 2, 2019 11:03 AM ET | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: MARCH 20, 2019
Updated, April 2:

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) announced Tuesday that it will refocus its toxoplasmosis research, and that “the use of cats as part of any research protocol in any ARS laboratory has been discontinued and will not be reinstated.” Fourteen cats that are currently part of the research program will also be adopted out to USDA employees, according to the statement. In response, White Coat Waste Project President Anthony Bellotti said in a statement that the group is “elated that after a year of intense campaigning by White Coat Waste Project and our 2 million members and supporters, alongside leadership from scores of Republican and Democrat Congress members, the USDA’s kitten slaughterhouse has finally been relegated to the litterbox of history.”

A shocking watchdog report alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent $22.5 million conducting “unnecessary and unjustifiable” research that involved killing cats and forcing “kitten cannibalism,” among other unsavory practices.

(there is a lot more this article says, link provided below)

Link to this article: http://time.com/5555118/kitten-cannibalism-usda/

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Cat Urinary Tract Diseases:

Cystitis, Urethral Obstruction, Urinary Tract Infection By, Lisa A. Pierson, DVM Cat Urinary Tract Diseases: Cystitis, Urethral Obstruction, Urinary Tract Infection Important points: Any cat that is having trouble urinating may have an obstructed urethra which is a medical emergency. “Water” is the most important word when considering urinary tract health. Feeding a water-rich diet

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We no longer invite strangers in to our home…this is why!

For over two months, Lori Heimer’s tight-knit family has struggled to understand why anybody would want to target the loving mother of four daughters. Lori, 57, was murdered in her home in southeast Assaria, Kansas on Saturday, June 25th. She was found by family members — who immediately called 911. June is harvest season in

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Bringing your PoolsideCat home

Bonding – SO IMPORTANT – Bonding You only get one 1st time bonding with your new kitty! The more you put in the more you will get out!     I get questions from time to time asking why I feel setting a kitty cat up in a safe room is so important.   Kitties from

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Raw Diet for our cats and why

So many ask why we feed raw diet to our cats. I fought the raw diet for a long time. But… after buying a early generation Savannah breeder who came to me after being fed a horrible diet of kibble and cheap wet food which gave her a urinary tract infection which I just could

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Cat Toys & Condos

Cat Toys: Cat toys that are a hit with our Bengals & Savannahs are mice with plastic bodies, wrapped mice, cat nip toys, ping pong balls, teaser toys on a pole, and water balls. (dollar tree – water toys for kids) NO you do not wet the water balls. The cats like the water balls

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Litter Boxes – Litter – good human habits for our cats

Litter boxes plain and simple! Everyone hates to talk about the litter boxes for our cats. I don’t know why… if you do a good job keeping your cats litter box(es) clean everything is good. The problem most times is the human – not the cat. Some people don’t clean their cat boxes as often

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As of 2013 hobby breeders can no longer ship pets. All pets are placed face to face. We gladly meet our clients for a reasonable transport fee some place in the middle.  

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We’ve stopped inviting strangers into our home.
Click & READ:  Breeder Lori Heimer killed by man viewing  puppies! 

Thank you for understanding!