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Cool or Cruel: Cat vs. Laser Pointer?

Jun 21 2009 - 3:00am

While laser pointers seem innocent enough (albeit stressful [1]), there are people who believe they're totally inappropriate play toys. The argument for — "my cat loves it" — is contradicted by kitty behaviorists who say that prey capture [2] is any feline's natural goal. The problem with a laser pointer: kitty never ever comes away with the prey (aka the light) in her grasp.

After hearing that, and watching an example, what do you think?

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