Death Cab For Cutie - Amputations (1998)
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This is a feral cat believe it or not! His name is Louie and I trapped him a little over a month ago. He’s surprisingly never lashed out at me or shown high amounts of stress or fear even when he was first caught. I believe his laid back nature is why he’s been so successful so far! As an ex-feral cat he’s still being rehabilitated and still has a few issues, but he’s making good progress.
Feral cats are a huge epidemic in Australia, with an estimated 18 million feral cats believed to be in the country, causing major destruction to our native flora and fauna.
There are no regulations to owing cats in terms of desexing or microchipping, and so many of the feral cats in our country originate from dumped litters and mothers. Loiue here came from what we think is a litter of four born in the wild, his siblings vanished during a spate of harsh cold and wet weather. His mother has had three previous litters and we think she’s currently nursing more at the moment as she’s returned to our property looking quite weak and hungry. We’re currently trying to trap her as well.
Here in Australia having outdoor cats is frowned upon, and having an outdoor cat who isn’t desexed is just asking for trouble. I hear in other countries this isn’t the case at all, but here cats in general are seen in a very different and somewhat negative light due to their destructive nature.
For me personally, I’ve caught and put down so many cats in the three years I’ve lived rurally that for me the welfare and management of cats is something I feel very strongly about, and I’m glad I have my own feral cat now as not only a companion but a teaching aid to let others know about the dangers of feral cats in our country and that rehabilitation is something that is possible, and worth it in the end!
If you have any questions about rehabilitating feral cats or have any info regarding how feral cats are manged elsewhere in the world please talk to me!
Alberto Martini. Illustrations for the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. 1909.
Ryohei Hase Artworks
In Japan, the word “cute” or kawaii can be stamped on just about everything when it comes to aesthetics. Cute dogs, dolls, cartoons and cars are the accepted standard. Now picture human bodies with wolf heads tearing each other apart. Pigs crowded around a dinner table salivating over their roasted brethren. Japanese artist and Tokyo resident Ryohei Hase illustrates beautifully disturbing scenes with obsessive detail. Cannibalism is at times a running theme in his work. Using Photoshop and other software, Hase creates digital art that almost challenges traditional painting if not coexisting without notice. Take a look at some of his work below.