每日英語跟讀 Ep.945: About animals - Cat turns into ‘Pikachu’ after turmeric treatment
A Thai cat-lover accidentally turned her cat yellow after she tried to cure its fungal infection with turmeric. The photos published on her Facebook show the poor kitten which now bears a striking resemblance to the Japanese anime character “Pikachu.”
According to local reports, Thammapa Supamas, the cat owner, claimed that she first noticed that her snow-white cat had a fungal infection so she took a more traditional approach to cure the animal by applying turmeric to its entire body.
Though turmeric contains “Curcumin” which has antioxidant, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, direct contact turned the animal’s fur yellow-ish.
The cat’s new look has earned the love of netizens, with many drawing comparisons between the poor animal and Pikachu, leading to numerous attempts to transform the cat into a live-version of the Japanese anime.
馬國驚見跳跳虎在街上遊蕩 網友怒：會不會太過分？ | Malaysian animal rights groups angry at photos of dog looking like ‘Tigger’
Animal lovers in Malaysia have lashed out at a recent series of photos making rounds on social media of a stray dog painted in black and orange to resemble a tiger.
The photos went viral after it was posted on Facebook by the Malaysia Animal Association on Aug. 28.
The animal rights group asked for information regarding the whereabouts of the dog in an attempt to track down those responsible.
To entice people to come forward, the group has even offered a “mystery reward” for further details on the dog’s location and possible owner.
The photos sparked outrage online as dyeing the fur of animals can be harmful. Most people don’t know but paints can also be toxic and may result in fur loss.
Many condemned the unethical action and pointed out the sad expression on the dog, while others said the realistic patterns painted on the animal indicated a mildly talented artist, who should find a better use of his or her time.
Source article: https://chinapost.nownews.com/20200902-1707661 ; https://chinapost.nownews.com/20200826-1697260