Cairo's Cats Forgotten As Its Humans Rebel
Cats of Egypt! Arise and demand your rights! A sad sad story, about pets running from Mubarak's police, about demonstrators who never go home to feed the cats, about street cats who used to depend on handouts from tourists. Perhaps once Egypt gets human rights sorted out, animal right can get some attention, too. No sarcasm intended. Note that this situation came to light thanks to Gwen Cooper, author of "Homer's Odyssey"--no, not that one, but the other one, a book about her blind cat Homer. Homer has a Facebook page (of course) and it has been used to publicize the plight of Egyptian cats, now less worshipped than they used to be in ancient times. I cannot make fun of this woman, because I too used to own a kitty named Homer.