May 9, 2021
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Illustrations Merge Cats With Different Kinds of Plants

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Cat owners know that felines have a fickle relationship with household plants, often using leaves as unwilling toys when they’re bored. Malaysian artist Lim Heng Swee uses that relationship as inspiration for his newest series of graphic illustrations called Cats and Plants. Similar to his other project, Cat Landscapes, these minimalist pieces seamlessly merge playful kitties with different natural elements.

While in some of the pieces, the cat takes on the form

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Americans love cats and dogs. Other animals? It’s complicated.

How can you love some animals but eat others?

It’s a question posed frequently by vegan activists, often accompanied by a picture of a cute dog or cat juxtaposed with an equally adorable pig or cow.

Yet, as compelling as the argument may be to activists, the meat-heavy diet of most Americans reveals that the public remains untroubled by the question. Or, as one popular meme argues in response, “Because one is a friend and one is bacon.”

Despite Americans’ food preferences, most of us like to think of ourselves as animal lovers — there’s about one cat or

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Should we engineer cats to stop their urge to kill (continued)?

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Is it possible, or desirable, to produce a genetically engineered cat that doesn’t have an urge to kill wildlife? (continued)

Garry Trethewey Cherryville, South Australia

Over the last 10,000 years, dogs, cows and probably many other species have been engineered, through selective breeding, to reduce aggressive and homicidal urges, without any moral qualms.


Here in Australia, feral cats are a huge killer of native wildlife. I would love to see some of the new genetic tools launched into this population. The caveat would be that this modification shouldn’t be able to be spread to

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Adopt A Pet From Mount Vernon Area Shelters: See New Local Dogs, Cats

Want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Mount Vernon community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in and around Mount Vernon are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across New York, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — many of whom are located not too far from you. In the search for an adorable new companion, consider looking around

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China’s Electric Car Makers Deploy Cute Cats as Competition Thrives

Welcome to the Hyperdrive daily briefing, decoding the revolution reshaping the auto world, from EVs to self-driving cars and beyond.

News Briefs

  • Tesla shares look primed for a first-quarter earnings jolt. 
  • SK IE Technology’s battery materials IPO fetches $2 billion. 
  • There’s a clash over mining metals for EVs on the ocean floor.

Standing Out In China

Across almost all of the world, the challenge for carmakers is still to convince consumers to make the switch to any electric vehicle. In China, auto companies are grappling with a different task — how to make their battery-powered models stand out in an

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Saving pets’ lives is the real reason for medical insurance for cats and dogs

As much as clients love their pets, some face financial hurdles they simply can’t negotiate. Situations like these can lead to dire outcomes, including limiting or foregoing care for a beloved pet, or being forced to elect euthanasia as the only practical option.

For some clients, pet insurance offers access to care that would otherwise be unaffordable or unattainable. But it’s not an easy discussion, is it? With all the other topics veterinarians need to cover during an office visit, should medical insurance for pets be among them? Here are 3 important reasons why the answer to that question is

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