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Book Title: Catlore|
The size of the: 16.77 MB
Edition: Crown Trade Paperbacks
Date of issue: March 31st 1993
ISBN 13: 9780517880579
The author of the book: Desmond Morris
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books Catlore:I have read quite a few books about cats now so it is good when you come across a book that offers things that you have not already read elsewhere before. This was the case with this book, for most of it, anyway. The book is dated somewhat, now.
Whilst in agreement wholeheartedly with the author about the issue of declawing, I found myself opposed to his very strong views on desexing cats. When it comes to this topic, he pulls no punches. Basically, his stance is that desexing is extreme and takes umbrage at people using the 'excuse' of population control and 'doing it for the cat's benefit', saying that the tying of cat ovary tubes and vasectomies would be just as effective. His opinion is that we want to desex our cats so that we do not have to put up with tom cat marking urination habits, queen's calling whilst in heat, etc. In other words, we are desexing to benefit us and make cat keeping more convenient for us.
Although vasectomies and tube tying would help to keep the population down,it would do little, however, to help reduce cat fights and injuries, and the spread of feline Aids and leukemia which are transmissible via cat fights and sex. Perhaps those diseases were not prevalent when this book was published? Perhaps desexing operations were more involved and riskier then than now?
I do hope that people who may read this book do not use it as an excuse to do nothing and let their cats multiple. There are far too many cats and not enough homes for them, leading to perfectly healthy cats being euthanized in alarming numbers in shelters around the world. If you love cats, you will get them desexed!
Read information about the authorDesmond John Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist, but is also known as a surrealist artist and author.
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