Three cheers for responsible pet ownership. There’ll be no native bird, mammal or reptile deaths while this Swedish owner/companion is in charge.
20 – 120 million native animals are killed by domestic/wild cats in Australia per day. (A gander at some photos of mammals whose numbers are plummeting because of cats will be enough to ensure you never let Fluffy outside unchaperoned again, Australians.) Even in Sweden, where native animals have had hundreds of years longer to adapt to the domestic cat, these predators are a problem.
The standard justification of “I feed my cat so much, s/he won’t hunt” holds no weight. Research (above and here) shows that cats are programmed killers and will hunt even if fed sufficiently at home.
So grab the kitty collar and join the growing number of people who choose pets AND native wildlife.
Signor Porridge is giddy with excitement.
So much so that he barely knows what’s up and what’s down.
While one man wheels his belongings along a London street……two hundred metres, an adulthood of dedication and lucky rolls of the dice away, another man takes a call on the latest iPhone from a statue of Newton. —————————–
The statue of Newton is in the courtyard of the British Library in London. Use your phone’s QR Reader to activate the call which provides information about Newton.
Last night I saw live flamenco.
Almost unknowingly, I have carried it with me since my childhood in rural Australia.
My grandmother returned from an overseas trip with a gift from Spain – an ersatz tortoise-shell comb to add drama to one’s hair. It features a delicate painting of a pair of flamenco dancers. Their tiny, slender bodies emanate grace and drama. (As a child I couldn’t see the passion.) Continue reading