Feline Domestication: Science, History, and Ethics

Jul 9, 2018

Bengal cats

The popularity of exotic cat hybrids (part domestic, part wild) raise moral questions about pet keeping. NHPR podcast Outside/In investigated the culture around this practice for a forthcoming episode of the podcast. We give you a preview, and talk about why "ethical" ownership of domestic cats means something different for different people. 

Check out the forthcoming episode of Outside/In on Thursday, July 19. 

GUESTS:

  • David Grimm - Online News Editor of Science, a journal of science news and scientific research. Grimm is the author of the new book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, which traces the journey of dogs and cats from wild animals to family members, both in our homes and in the eyes of the law.  
  • Justine Paradis - Producer and reporter for Outside/In, a show about the natural world and how we use it.