Atheist Ailurophiles

All things cat, and the nontheist people who love them.

Location: Earth, but space cats welcome.
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We are the largest online group for non-theist ailurophiles.

Featured Video:  2012-05-12

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Camo cats

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 2. 42 Replies

Signs Your Cat Is In Pain

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 1. 1 Reply

Fancy Feast and slavery

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Aug 31, 2015. 1 Reply

Cat videos are good for you

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jun 25, 2015. 7 Replies

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 24, 2015. 10 Replies

Sugarless gum kills pets

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Nov 16, 2014. 4 Replies

My Wonderful Morris-Kitty

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 10, 2014. 25 Replies

London Cat

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 22, 2014. 8 Replies

Calli May 16th 2003 - Feb 9th 2011

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 3, 2014. 5 Replies

8 Ways to Make Your Senior Cat Happy

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 8, 2013. 4 Replies

Mommy's widdle fwuffiekins cwosses the "Rainbow Bridge"

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 11, 2013. 21 Replies

Experience with Exercise Wheels?

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Well-trained humans

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Swimming Cat Swims for his Life

Started by Lillie. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 14, 2013. 2 Replies

New fungus killing cats in Australia

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Natalie A Sera Jun 19, 2013. 1 Reply

I Can Has Cheezburger

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Comment by Natalie A Sera on February 10, 2012 at 12:24am

Wait!!! Where's the TSA when you need them????? :-)

Comment by Steph S. on February 9, 2012 at 9:58pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 5, 2012 at 2:52pm

See my Alien discussion above.

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2012 at 3:40pm

Comment by sk8eycat on January 31, 2012 at 8:53pm

From Cat House on the (cat sanctuary)

Comment by annet on January 31, 2012 at 5:57pm

Thanks Sk8eycat, it is very nice to see some good news for a change.

Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2012 at 9:17am
AnneT - that's a very cute kitty.
Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2012 at 9:17am
Sk8eycat - thanks for the Pet Press article - I'm a member of Care2.
Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2012 at 9:16am
Sk8eycat - I will miss seeing you online. Good luck with the cat sitting!
Comment by sk8eycat on January 31, 2012 at 2:45am

Y'all know that I do some typing and proofing, etc. for a local monthly paper called The Pet Press...I got permission from the publisher/editor, Lori Golden, to post this month's editorial in here...Good News For Animals 2011:

From The Editor

New Hope for a New Year

According to Care2 Causes, in 2011 organized campaigns and legal action brought about many victories for animals. The following is a list of just some of these highlights: 

Bolivia became the first South America country to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. Thanks to a campaign by Animal Defenders International all of the animals were relocated to wildlife sanctuaries.

Shark fin products were banned in California and Toronto. 

Japan’s annual illegal whale hunt was shortened due to pressure from activists. 

Suffolk County, New York created the nation’s first animal abuse registry. 

Cooney’s Law in Nevada upgraded animal abuse to a felony crime. 

Iam’s Home 4 The Holidays campaign which works with 3,500 animal rescue groups worldwide, adopted its 6 millionth dog. 

Israel placed a country wide ban on declawing cats

Spain banned bullfighting in its north-eastern region. 

Maine was the sixth state to pass legislation banning the use of gestation crates and veal crates for animals on factory farms. 

The National Institute of Health suspended funding for any new experiments on chimpanzees.

Alabama unanimously passed a ban on using gas chambers for euthanasia. 

California signed a law to strengthen the penalties for cock fighting and dog fighting and those who attend events. 

Russia banned importing harp seal products

BLM promised to make changes on how wild horses are rounded up. 

The Humane Society of the United States reported 1,615 pet stores joined its campaign to stop selling puppy mill dogs in favor of adopting homeless pets. 

Toronto banned the sale of pupy mill dogs in pet shops throughout the city.

These last two victories are having a major influence here in Los Angeles, as evidenced by the notes from the LA Animal Commission Meeting from January 10, 2012. 

On June 8, 2011, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion by Councilmember Paul Koretz (seconded by Councilmember Tony Cardenas) instructing Los Angeles Animal Services (“LAAS”) to study and make recommendations on the following issues: 

1. The establishment of a ban on the sale of commercial mill-bred dogs, cats, chickens and rabbits within the city limits.

2. The creation of a program whereby LAAS can work with licensed pet stores to make shelter animals available for adoption at those stores on a regular or periodic basis. 

3. The creation of a program whereby LAAS, as a part of its normal pet store licensing procedures, publicly and visibly identifies stores that excel in meeting rigorous humane requirements and conditions in the kenneling and sale of live animals consistent with all City, state and federal laws, or which do not sell live animals. 

4. The prohibition of the establishment and/or operation of puppy, kitten, chicken and rabbit mills within the City of Los Angeles. 

A handful of pet shops in Southern California have voluntarily moved to an alternative business model relative to obtaining animals to sell. Instead of working through commercial brokers, they obtain the dogs and cats from local animal shelters, or play host to mobile adoption operations sponsored by animal agencies or rescue groups. (See page 17 for an update on two such stores – Shelter Hope Pet Shop in Thousand Oaks and L.A. Love & Leashes in the Westside Pavilion Mall.) 

These retailers have found that, when they remain in the pet retailing field, their acquisition costs for the animals are lower (often significantly so), while sales remain both relatively constant and thus, profitable. Hosting mobile adoptions requires careful vetting of the operators but, when done properly, it also can prove to be an effective way to attract customers.

This is definitely a positive sign for Los Angeles and the thousands of animals waiting to be rescued into loving, forever homes.

 Lori Golden


If you happen to live in greater Los Angeles, look for The Pet Press at pet supply stores (You have to ask for it at PetCo; they refuse to display it), vet offices, coffee shops, doggie day care centers, Cat and Dog boarding facilities...or contact Lori to find out if there's some place near you that carries the paper.  It's FREE!  (Subscriptions anywhere in the US are $25 a year.)

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