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2nd April 2020

As the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection was very concerned to see the Dinopaws story you published recently, which featured photographs of cats with shaved, dyed fur to make them look like dinosaurs.

Cats should never be used for human entertainment and it’s important to note that their fur has a specific purpose – to provide insulation and protection – and any manipulation is a potential welfare issue, not least because it will inhibit their natural need to groom.

Cats face enough welfare issues without articles like this so we ask that you remove the story immediately to avoid promoting a foolish ‘trend’ at a time when people are staying at home, potentially with little to keep them occupied.

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