Cat Meat

The Peruvian district of San Luis de Cañete, to the South of Lima, today celebrates its Patron Saint, Santa Efigênia, with a party that has as main attraction based dishes cat meat, which has generated signs of rejection.

The organizer of the so-called “currunao”, Patricia López, explained that the Festival is held for nineteen years in that district in honor of the Saint, protective black art, and that cat dishes are not exclusive of the place.

In statements to RPP López TV channel said that “if they criticize it from the cat, we should ban other types of meat consumption. Even should be prohibited bullfighting”.

During the Festival are made different dishes, including pork (meat into pieces and fried) and cat stew.

The Organizer said that cats which will be consumed during the party, which extends until tomorrow, have been reared “with cleaning” and not finalized how many will be served, although they will be few.

“If two cats or three is killed too”, said Lopez.

In statements collected by the newspaper La Republica, Peruvian Minister of health, Habich Midori, he said be to suspend consumption of cat in this town in order to “protect the lives of animals and not to impose needless suffering these beings”.

Other politicians and representatives of associations of animals expressed their rejection to the gatuna culinary offerings by considered that their consumption can also be a health problem.

Picture of a Cat

Arezzo-Arezzo’s Facebook page for animals has published the picture of a cat injured, but still alive, threw in a plastic bag in the garbage pail. “These pictures in the hope that the bastard that this afternoon he quit this beautiful cat alive and injured in a trash bag, though, behind the dumpsters of Via Raffaello Sanzio feel remorse and shame and humiliated and denounced if anyone recognises the cat or saw who threw him there,” it said in the post.

In fact the animal was found by a passerby who heard the laments. “Luckily two guys have heard the moans and stopped by calling the charge of Enpa. Open the black bag passersby have noticed content: it was a beautiful Persian who breathed again but had definitely damage. Only once tried to get up but the back part of the body was locked.

“Fortunately the charge of Enpa of Arezzo has arrived quickly and took away. He also confirmed serious damages. I hope that you save, “said the post. And on Facebook has already started the tam tam shares in the hope that if the cat had been invested and gettao in the bin, owners who might not know anything about this situation, can recognize it.

Cat Used

House Junod, old distillery in Pontarlier, collapsed August 22, 2013, fortunately no casualties, workers who were inside, unable to get out without being injured.

No victim, it may not be if course, you will understand why.

A security perimeter has been set up, blocking the movement of street in Besançon. Local residents were evacuated because of the risk posed by a building in ruins.

The expert of the Administrative Tribunal of Besançon decided to use demolition full and rapid building, having found that it is more possible to consolidate.

The owner asked a second opinion to know the cause of the disaster, namely if there is a defect in construction of the building of the 19th century or a foul committed on a neighbouring site.

These procedures have delayed the development of the construction but now there is more time to lose, the demolition should be completed to make the neighbourhood his normal life. However, since these three weeks, “Gray”, European grey tabby cat missing. His worried masters were placarded with posters with his picture and it are looking for.

William, wrecker, said seeing it in the rest of the second floor: “I tried a t – he declared him tinker a small bridge with wooden beams to allow all gray down from upstairs”.

The cat is well down and with two of his colleagues, William attempted to catch it, but the little beast, terrorized, has spun through a hole in the cellar.

Guillaume, sensitive to the fate of the cat that survives for three weeks in the ruins of the building thanks to food remained on the table and in the closets, said that he would do everything possible to not to injure it with his bulldozer. Aware of the danger, he must still complete the construction in order to make the street to traffic.

Residents wish to resume a normal life. “Any grey” is apparently not a cat used to exit. It certainly is very disturbed by the demolition of his home, he clings tenaciously to the idea of staying in the House although it is restricted more and more as the demolition. It is now entrenched in the cellar.

Hope that William will succeed to get him out. We do not want this disaster to make a victim, was it a cat.

It Cat

He creeps slowly to a molehill. He runs after the visitors confidential. Tomcat Werner is the new star in the Park at the BG hospital.

In the building he now no longer allowed after this newspaper reported the cat in the hospital foyer. The hospital has already applied announced harassment paste in the entrance area. “Looks like shoe Polish”, says spokesman Friedhelm Bohla, “not just colors.”

Patients therefore pull yourself to pet the animal. And the media interest is great. A television station tried it ask the hospital cat to the interview with a satire about the animal and others. In the hospital they named Werner the hangover. With quite the suspicion that the name goes back to a resourceful reporter.

The matter is not only fun for the clinic. Patients were troubled by it, the cat is also in the foyer of the hospital that was seen even on the lap of wheelchair patients there. BGU spokesman Bohla had emerged so appalled and announced the antidote.

On demand it considers city spokesman Peter Hilbrands but not necessary that interferes the health office in the hygiene matter. “The hospital is Yes, to do something.” Because that cat and hospital are not tolerated, is undisputed. A dangerous mixture could arise just in contact with multidrug-resistant bacteria. Animal hair allergies also are at risk.

Problem solved? The clinic presents itself when you visit the editorial on Friday however as House open house. Not only the new revolving door is open. In the spacious ground floor, numerous (fire protection) connecting are constantly open. Werner would have no problems to loiter there and to get into treatment rooms anyway.

Then, it seems to be him but not always. Rather peacefully, he swaggers through the Park, pet. He is reluctant on the arm. And conversation is an attempt inside, doomed about his experiences in the House itself, naturally. But Werner is a very neat impression. A television reporter wants figured out, that Werner is fit as a fiddle and therefore not dangerous. The honourable Member will know.

BGU spokesman Friedhelm Bohla knows also the owner of the cat, has your telephone number. Werner comes from the immediate neighborhood, could have no better area than the hospital area.

If the paste of shadings with him to fruition? Friedhelm Bohla wants to report. Cat experts think that such means are suitable for restricted use. An eye on the animal has now also the receptionist in the lobby. She is so positioned that she may well overlook the entrance.

The cat killer

Infuriated to discover the body without life of its hens, a 77-year Ollioulais has purely and simply killed Bart, the cat of one of its neighbours. On 15 April, Gilles V. and his wife, a couple of forties, made a macabre discovery before the portal for their villa. A tightly closed plastic bag inside, they find the remains of their pet. Stunned, they learn from the mouth of a river that it was he who drowned their cat after him have trapped.

It regulates neighbourhood disputes…

Nauseated by the situation and the man’s behavior, V. husband seized justice, and this weekend, the police court ruled on this case of cruelty to an animal.

At the helm, the cat killer is no stranger to justice services. Bernard D. l., retired from the Navy, is… conciliator of justice. A man named by the first president of the Court of appeal which is one of the essential tasks to solve neighborhood problems. And, in this case, he settled his property strange way.

Before the president Leperchey, the debates were lively and heated. Bernard D. l. confirmed throwing the cat in the pool and that he went to a ride before returning to find drowning.

Prosecutors demand the maximum penalty

The individual – whose defence was provided by Me Claramunt-Agosta – did not hesitate then to brandish certificates of good character from two mayors of West Var and a former Prosecutor of the Republic. Ms. Batlle, the representative of the public prosecutor requested the maximum sentence: 1 500 e fine and the publication of the judgment.

The Court sentenced the murderer of Bart cat to pay including 1 000 e V. husband of moral prejudice (plus court costs), 500 e Foundation 30 millions d’Amis and Ditto for the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and the League against the mistreatment of animals.

1. The Prosecutor’s office has estimated that the facts are fine for contraventions of the 5th class. Mr. Labalme (lawyer of the owner of the cat and Me Bacquet for the 30 million friends Foundation) has raised an objection to the jurisdiction and requested referral back to corrections. A request rejected by the tribunal.

The Cat Breeds

The many breeds of cats vary greatly in appearance. Cat breeders have developed numerous breeds by se­lectively mating animals with certain desirable and distinctive characteristics. These characteristics appear consistently in the offspring of purebred cats. A pure­bred cat is one whose mother and father belong to the same breed. The offspring of cats that have mated ran­domly are known as crossbreds or alley cats.

Many people prefer the special features of a certain breed of cats. For example, such purebreds as the Abys­sinian and the Birman are among the most beautiful and unusual animals in the world. But crossbreds may be just as beautiful and lovable as purebreds.
Certain associations officially recognize cat breeds and establish standards for the ideal characteristics of each breed. However, different cat associations recog­nize different breeds, and breed standards also vary somewhat. In the United States, cat breeds are com­monly divided into two major groups: short-haired breeds and long-haired breeds.

Short haired breeds. Most cat associations in the United States commonly recognize 10 short-haired breeds. They are the Abyssinian, American shorthair, Burmese, Havana brown, Japanese bobtail, Korat, Manx, Rex, Russian blue, and Siamese.
Abyssinian is a slender, muscular, medium-sized cat with a long, tapering tail. Aby cats, as they are some­times called, have a rounded, wedge shaped head and large, pointed ears. Their almond-shaped eyes may be green or gold. These cats are known for their melodic voices and their agouti coat pattern, which is common in wild animals. Each hair of an Aby’s soft coat has two or three bands of alternating light and dark colors. The coat may have red and chocolate bands, or reddish-brown and black or dark brown bands.

Abyssinians have been bred in Ethiopia (formerly called Abyssinia) for thousands of years. Many people believe the quiet, graceful Aby is descended directly from the sacred cats of ancient Egypt
American shorthair, also called the domestic shorthair, is the best known breed of cats. American shorthairs resemble many alley cats but are purebreds. The American shorthair is a muscular, medium to large sized animal. Its large head features full cheeks; a broad, squarish muzzle; large, round eyes, and rounded, medium-sized ears. The coat and eyes may be any color. The breed probably developed from cats originally brought to the American Colonies by Europeans. The British shorthair is similar to the American shorthair but is stockier and has a thicker coat.

Breed Organizations

Recognition and acceptance of a breed usually must come from an established group of cat fanciers. Groups of breeders and other persons interested in showing cats have formed organizations to establish rules for shows and standards by which cats can be judged at the shows. They also keep stud books and validate the registration papers needed for purebred cats. In most countries there is only one organization that acts as the governing body. In the United States, there are many, each of which sets its own judging standards and rules. The two largest of these are the Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., and the American Cat Fanciers Association. In Canada the governing body is the Canadian Cat Association.

In most parts of the United States there are many organizations to which persons interested in cats may belong. Some of these are affiliated with national associations, but many arc strictly local clubs that invite the participation of anyone in the neighborhood. Membership in the large clubs usually consists chiefly of breeders and owners of purebred cats. Such organizations serve as clearinghouses for disseminating information about specific breeds, giving members’ advice about breeding methods, and helping establish standards for breeds. Most of the organizations conduct shows in which competitions for champion ships are held. Cat fanciers take their animals to vie with others in their breed or class for top honors. No purebred cats may also be shown in the household-pet class. These cat shows are extremely popular, and in a large one there may be more than a thousand cats entered for competition.

Wild Cats

Cats is an animal that belongs to the family Felidae. Cats include a wide range of animals from the domestic house cat to the huge tiger.

All cats, large or small, have the same general proportions of body and the same food habits. All are carnivores (meat eaters) and kill their own food. Depending on the size of the cat, this food ranges from small mice and birds up to large zebras, deer, antelope, and cattle. Any animal which the cat is large and strong enough to kill will serve for food. Cats do not run their victims down, as do wolves, j but stalk them and then pounce on them. Sometimes they rush for a short distance at high speed to leap upon their prey.

A cat has soft cushioned toes on which it moves very silently. It also has five sharp I pointed claws on each of its front feet and four on each of its hind feet. With these it seizes, claws, and tears its victim, while it bites at the throat with its teeth.

The cats tongue is covered with tiny hard growths called papillae, which make the tongue feel rough to the touch. The pupil of the eye is opened wide in dull light or darkness, and in bright light is reduced to a narrow vertical (up and down) slit. From the sides of the mouth grow long, heavy whiskers.

The sounds made by cats are mewing, purring, howling, and screaming. Some of the large cats, such as the lion and tiger, often roar, while the jaguar and leopard utter a sound described as a hoarse cough or bark. One interesting thing about these four cats is that because of a difference in the formation of certain bones in the throat, they do not purr.

The cat is no more of a killer than any other animal that lives on meat. Cats are one of the natural controls on deer and other browsers and grass feeders. If the latter were not held in check, they would soon become so numerous that there would not be enough food for all of them. And the cat has been very useful to man in helping him keep rodents (rats and mice) under control in his houses, barns, and granaries.

The color of the cat is, in general, a yel­low or tawny background marked with black streaks and spots, or rosettes of spots. Its tail and legs sometimes bear black rings around them. This all varies, of course, with the kind (species) of cat a few, such as the lion of Africa and the mountain lion of America have lost all their black markings. Their young, however, have a spotted coat at birth. All cats are born with their eyes closed.

Fossils of cats have been found which have been estimated to be millions of years old. Their range today includes the entire world, ex­cept the West Indies, Pacific Islands, Madagascar, Australia, and the Polar Regions.

They live in many different types of country in high, snow-covered mountains; in hot, wet jungles; in arid (dry, waterless) deserts; in pine forests of the north, where the cold is in­tense in winter. Some live on the ground like the lion, and many hunt on the ground. But the majority can climb trees and the smaller, forest-dwelling kinds also hunt for birds, mon­keys, and other animals in the trees. Cats do not fear water, and the jaguar of South America often swims rivers.

Cats, like most animals, vary in size and color, depending on whether they live in dry or wet climates, or hot or cold regions. In desert country, where it is hot and dry, a cat has a light-colored coat, while one living in a wet forest has a darker, perhaps more reddish coat. The differences have been studied and described. For example, the puma ranges over North and South America; some pumas are large and some small, some light and some dark. These differences are recognized and are scientifically known as geographic races.

A few cats hunt by day, but most are active at night and remain hidden in the day, and so are not easily studied. Rarely are their dens or homes found, with the result that very lit­tle has been learned about their habits and their young.

The larger cats, and some of the smaller ones, have been driven out of many places because they preyed on mans livestock, or be­cause there was a demand for their skins. The larger kinds, particularly, are rapidly becom­ing scarcer.

The lion, tiger, leopard, puma (also called cougar or mountain lion), jaguar, ocelot, and lynx are well-known members of the cat fam­ily. For more detailed information on them see the individual articles on these animals.

Feral Cats

Even though nina Johanna García, today in 20 years, wanted to have a cat as a pet in his Washington Heights apartment, his mother always opposed because he didn’t have animals in the home.

In adolescence, in a birthday party they gave him a cat, and when her mother first thing said you saw him was: “that is not here”. But Garcia promised to take care of educating it and provide you with all the essentials so that it will not cause discomfort, and today is the mother of Garcia who called her cell phone to ask what should you feed Te Adoro, as Jack was baptized.

Garcia extended the love for your cat to all feral cats in your neighborhood, and today she studied veterinary medicine at the University and is one of the most active volunteers from the Washington Heights Cat Colony, organisation non-profit that has a colony of feral cats in the neighborhood.

What do you do for cats at the Washington Heights Cat Colony?

From 2011, I work voluntarily with the colony of cats, took them food and water, teach them tricks, helped put them in foster homes, and we give the families that host them food and sand until the cats find permanent homes. We also provide you services annual veterinary, and carry them to get vaccinated, neutered and sterilized.

What inspired you to help feral cats?

When I was graduating from high school, the teacher who was helping me with the subject of the University, told me that they were acquiring experience in something that I liked. I had my cat yet, and as I liked animals someone recommended me to look for something in my district related to this topic. That’s how I found on the internet Washington Heights Cat Colony, applied, and I joined the program.

What are the biggest problems facing the cats in Washington Heights?

One of the biggest problems is death or injury by falling from the windows of the apartments. Cats suffer from high altitude syndrome and have excellent ability to focus their attention on what interests them, a bird or an insect in the window could be one sufficient distraction to lose the balance and fall. Falls can result in broken jaws, perforated lungs, limbs and broken pelvis and even death. The cats that survive often end up on the street. To prevent falls, the most advisable is to put screens to windows.

Why people quit their cats?

When cats grow, they begin to urinate on furniture rather than sand, and people believe that it is because they want to be on the street, and abandon them. The problem is that these cats are not castrated or sterilized, and the solution is to operate them.

The Anatomy of the Cat

The cat is probably one of the most beautiful and most graceful of all animals. As it moves, the power­ful muscles of its long, lithe body ripple under the soft fur, which is often beautifully marked. At rest, every line of its body curves into a graceful arc. The overall impression of the animal sometimes is one of complete indolence. This impression is shat­tered when the cat springs and attacks with ears flattened and fangs and claws bore.

The cats as a group range widely in size. The great (or big) cats, including the lion and tiger, are the largest. The domestic cat is one of the smallest. An adult domestic cat is about 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 centimeters) high. The length from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail averages 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 centimeters), and the tail is about 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 centimeters) long. Females usually weigh from 6 to 10 pounds (2.7 to 4.5 kilograms) and males from 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kilograms), depending on skeletal size.

The Head and Body

The head is large compared with the rest of the body. The nose and jaws are short, so the face seems flat when compared with the faces of many other kinds of animals. The ears are large and flaring at the base. They taper up to rounded or pointed tips and stand erect. A cat has keen hearing and can detect many sounds that humans cannot hear. A cat usually turns its head in the direction of a sound. This aids both hearing and vision. In the cat, as in humans, the inner ear—a bony structure of fluid-filled semicircular canals—contains a complicated mechanism for maintaining body balance. It is this mechanism, not the cat’s tail, that enables the ani­mal to land on its feet when it falls.

The cat’s large and prominent eyes are placed well forward on the head and, like the eyes of humans, they face forward. The cat comes closer than does any other animal except the owl and the ape to having binocular vision similar to that of humans.

The size and position of the eyes permit as much light as possible to enter them and ensure an exten­sive field of vision—important factors in hunting and nocturnal prowling. A cat cannot see in total dark­ness, but it can see better in dim light than can most other kinds of animals. In bright light a cat’s pupils contract to narrow vertical slits. But in the dark these slits enlarge to round openings that admit a maximum amount of light. The eyes seem to shine in the dark. This shininess results when even the smallest amount of light strikes a reflective area of iridescent green or yellow crystalline needles in the inner lining of the eye. Eyes of the Siamese appear red in the dark; the retinas lack pigment, and the color is provided by blood vessels.

Small New World Cats

There are four kinds of small wildcats in tropical America, ranging over Mexico, Central America, and South America. One is the Pampa cat of the southern pampas (plains), the high Andes, and the open savanna (grassland) of central Brazil. It is about three feet long, in­cluding the tail which is one foot long. The color is pale ashy or tawny and the stripes more reddish than black. The stripes of the upper parts are often absent, or very faint. It feeds on birds, burrowing rodents, and any other mammal that it can catch.

The colacola is a larger cat, related to the pampas cat, and is very rare. Little is known about it.

Geoffrey’s cat is a gray or tawny spotted forest and open-country cat about two to three feet long. It is fairly common, and is widespread in southern South America. Its habits are the same as those of other small cats.

The smallest of the New World cats is known as the margay, and lives in Mexico and South America. It is a forest cat, and varies in color from rich yellow, tawny yellow, or reddish to buff and olive-gray, with black spots and stripes. In length it averages about three feet from its nose to the end of its tail. It lives in holes in trees, caves, or burrows of other animals, and has two or three young a year. Margays are said to make nice pets.