Cats and people

Lately popular science articles and pseudo science articles have been trending the internet rephrasing the scientific article originally published in Current Biology:

The first one that I read contained a sentence that really annoyed me but I’ve seen the sentiment repeated in several publications. “We are upset with cats because they do not show attachment comparable to dogs.” What utter, utter bullshit!

a) Cats are not dogs. I wouldn’t expect a cow to behave like a goat.

b) Cat owners know that their cats recognise them and form attachments to people.

c) Most cat owners live with cats not despite them being different to dogs but because they are different to dogs.

Why is this even an idea that is going around?

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