I just watched an episode of Animal Planet's Weird, True and Freaky that really bothered me. I know the things shown are strange, and that difficult children abound in this world. This was from the first season of the show and it had a section about "twisty cats" or "twisted cats". Some woman bred cats that would have to walk on their elbows or knees or had strange bends in their joints. It wasn't an "oh, gee, I guess I shouldn't do that". This was something she set out to do. She had one cat who walked like that and she thought it was SOOO CUTE. Some other people also were so sick as to find that "cute" so she bred them to be that way. This woman is PROUD and says she has created a new "breed" of cat!!!!! She did say that she won't sell them to kids because they need more care but I don't want to know how that policy came about. I was truly sick to my stomach when I realized that she didn't just inbreed her cats to make them painfully disabled, but that she is proud of that and thinks that watching cats walk around on their elbows is "cute"? Or am I the one who needs to say that the cats don't "look" like they are in pain so clearly it is not a big deal if she will care for them? I don't think I could EVER say that, though. Yes, the animals looked healthy and they played, but I don't know that we have any clue to judge animal pain by. Heck, people doctors sometimes still argue that little kids don't "feel" pain, or I have had that argument a few times over the years. We can tell when they are in severe pain, by their behavior changes, but these poor cats probably don't realize that all the other cats don't hurt that way though.