Hosico the belly dancing cat

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/10/hosico-the-belly-dancing-cat.html



That’s one patient chonker.


Hosico is humoring his hooman; extra nibbles make up for any humiliation.


Hosico has learned nothing, except that revenge is a dish best served cold, which Hosico already knew


Not cute, not fun for cat.


Yeah, cat looks bewildered and nervous, and human looks like they enjoy treating a living creature like a puppet. Not animal abuse, but… kinda gross and uncomfortable to watch?


Very uncomfortable to watch. I would not allow anyone to do that to a cat in my presence.


The acts portrayed in the video I would not consider animal abuse, and many may consider it harmless.

However I’m very careful not to promote animal exploitation as a means to get Youtube views.


Just saying.

This never gets old…


Cat planning to open owner’s jugular.

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Yeah, Not good. I kept thinking “Can Shaken Baby Syndrome apply to cats?”

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Poor Hosico. He’s so compliant but the first chance he gets, he’s like ok I’m outta here.

Not amusing on any level

Toxoplasmosis bait

The last I heard, here in Surrey B.C. there are an estimated 36,000 feral and stray cats, so many of which are allowed to suffer severe malnourishment, debilitating injury and/or infection by callously neglectful municipal government as well as individual residents who choose to remain silent.
(Progress might also be made by discontinuing allowing pet cats to roam freely outdoors and notably risk them becoming another predator’s meal or some sadistic person’s target for a torturous death.)
When I made a monetary donation to the local Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program, a lady volunteer left me a tearful voice mail expressing her appreciation, which to me suggested a scarcity of caring financial donors.
No wonder cat Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) programs are typically underfunded by governments and private donors, regardless of their documented success in reducing the needless great suffering by these beautiful, sentient animals.
I fear a possible presumption of feline disposability.
Could there be a subconscious human perception that the worth of such animal life (if not even human life in regularly war-torn or overpopulated famine-stricken global regions) is reflected by its overabundance and the protracted conditions under which it suffers?

“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”
—Paul McCartney

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Sorry but is 53 seconds “never”?

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