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Cats Protection comment on bubble cat carriers

23 October 2017
Further to an article in The Mail Online about bubble pet carriers, Cats Protection issued the following comment:

“The cats in these photos actually look stressed and there appears to be little opportunity for them to hide which is what they would want to do in situations where they are scared, says Dr Sarah Elliott, Central Veterinary Officer for Cats Protection.

"Cats are very territorial and crave freedom of movement so placing them in a small and confined space and taking them to new and unfamiliar environments will only cause them stress and fear.
 
“We don’t advise taking cats out unless absolutely necessary, for instance to go to the vet, as they prefer to roam freely in environments where they can rub against items and leave themselves reassuring scent signals.

"Cats are sentient animals who do not think as human beings would, and should not be used as fashion accessories."

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For more information please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911 or email media.office@cats.org.uk or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.

 

Notes to Editors:

  1. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat welfare charity and helps over 190,000 cats each year through a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres.
  2. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). .
  3. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998.  We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.