Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Are Mice Animals?

It's World Animal Day so I caught myself a shmousey. Shmousies are small animals … or are they?

Are Mice Animals?

Research shows that the Animal Welfare Act doesn't consider them animals and as such they're not protected under the law. It's surprising to see who isn't covered under the Act, including farm animals used for food. Tis sad, considering Monday was World Farm Animal Day.

18 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Shmousies are supposed to be caught by kitties, CK...that's their only role on this planet! Happy World Animal Day anyhoo...

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It's lucky for Flynn that mousies don't come under that legislation or he would have spent most of his life behind bars.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK....st francis waz troo ta all beings....knot sure bout bugs tho !!! ☺☺ N de earth itself.....

even burdz.....N outta ree spectz for him; we willna say anything bad bout...burdz two day ~~~~

♥♥♥ we lovez ewe dood ~~~~~

da tabbies o trout towne said...

☺☺☺☺☺

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That's terrible :( Mice are protected at our house...humane traps followed by a trip outside!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Um, I thought mice were either food, or companion animals for kitties. (I'm still trying to figure out which!)

Brian said...

I've only had fuzzy mice and they aren't on the list either CK!

The Island Cats said...

We think mice are animals...but not as smart as us.

Patty Woodland said...

Harry says they are snax

Robin Mudge said...

Great job catching that mousie! You really showed it who's boss. It is strange that mice aren't considered animals. They seem a lot like animals to me. That is one of the things that Manna and Dexter like about them most.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

Lone Star Cats said...

I thought mice wuz animals - and a snack.

M Dawson said...

Mice are for chasing, and playing with.... and eating.....

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is sad. No living creature should have to suffer. XO

Marv Marvelous said...

Dear Ms CK,
Farm animals should have a special day. Cows are really quite intelligent, as are sheep and horses. And the pig down the street in Midway was an escape artist (but he always went to the house with the apple tree because the lady there gave him apples). Smoke and Joe, Marg's donkeys ran for president and vice president (and I think they would have done a great job!)
I, Marvelous am glad they got a day!
Purrs
Marvelous

Kerry Barbero said...

That's cause shmousies are really zoms. Yes, it's true. They'd like to think they're anipals but they're just walking, squeakin' zoms! Good for you for catching one! But keep watch 'cause there could be a zom nest nearby! Tee hee hee! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

Mariodacat said...

Now that is interesting!!! Mice should be called an animal - they have 4 legs and a furry coat - they cvertainly are not human!!!!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Yeah, that seems a little backwards.

Aimable Cats said...

The house sparrow is not protected by the Migratory Bird Act. I think there may be a few other invasive species that are not, either.