This is XAVI (Named after a famous Spanish football player) and his new “Happy Holidays” toy.
Oh no, you might groan. Not only has she anthropomorphized her cat so that he has to have good ball skills, but Emy has succumbed to consumerism. Well yes, I have to plead guilty on both accounts.
For an interesting discussion on Vegans and cats check out this post on Lee Hall’s blog @ http://veganplace.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/speaking-of-pets/
However, by buying this plastic toy I know that there is no real fur component. Fur products do not only extend to garments but also form part of the trinket market – furry pet toys included.
Anti-fur organisations have done tests – what might appear as synthetic fur could be dyed cat or dog fur, particularly if the toy comes from China. A good test is to burn the fur, as real fur has a distinctive smell of hair. This might not go down well in your local pet shop so it is important to always ask from where something is sourced. To be on the safe side, rather don’t buy furry pet toys! For cats, there are great fabric toys often filled with catnip. I know my cats only stay with us for the catnip 😀
Oh no, another misdemeanour – encouraging catnip addiction.
Please sign the following petition:
Ban fur trinkets: