#Caturday: Stanley has his say
by 1389AD ( 139 Comments › )
Filed under Canada, Caturday, Open thread at February 2nd, 2013 - 4:00 pm
Full Comment, National Post (Canada):
A letter from the PM’s cat
Re: @ Work With Harper, Jan. 29; Don’t Be Fooled: Cats Are Evil, Laura Helmuth, Oct. 30.
I appreciate that there was a picture of me with my person, Stephen Harper, published in Tuesday’s National Post, showing me helping him with his breakfast. However, using my picture out of context, and in connection with an absolutely baseless article by Laura Helmuth stating that “cats are evil” is completely off the mark.
I have never been to Washington (where “outdoor cats eat basically all juvenile birds as soon as they fledge”) or lived in an island ecosystem (New Zealand is being urged to outlaw cats “in order to protect its endangered birds”).
I am at 24 Sussex Drive 24/7 and was formerly an inmate at the Ottawa Humane Society, where, before I was adopted was visited frequently by the undersigned ghostwriter, a volunteer at the shelter. We cats are predators, as are many other animals and we are not evil for doing what comes naturally.
Stanley the Cat (as imagined by C. Patrick O’Neill, Ottawa.)
Tags: New Zealand, Open thread, Stephen Harper
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