11 Cat Pics That Shook New Zealand

In modern world, people resort to all sorts of tricks to attract attention to their work. Mostly, it's something that is shocking or even offending. If you want to be noticed, you have to “stick a finger” into somebody's eye. That's exactly what Burton Silver and Heather Busch did in their book named Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics.

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Their book is actually photo collection of painted cats which stirred the cat lovers from New Zealand (both of the authors are from New Zealand) who reacted badly, mostly commenting that cats were tortured during the book making.

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That was exactly what Silver expected. He answered that they had just proved his little experiment about “world's enormous cat obsession“. His (later proven) idea was that people would be more influenced by a colorful cat (that they think were painted by force) than by images of human suffering.

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Cat lovers from all over the world can rest easy, because all the colors you've seen through this article were added through Photoshop and cats weren't harmed in any way.

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