British researchers put small video cameras on cats to observe their behavior. Here are some samples:
Excerpts from an interview with one of the authors:
Q: What were the challenges of getting the cats to wear cameras?
A: We started with 21 cats, but only 16 tolerated the cameras. The others either started racing around or tried to scratch them off. One mother cat was like this, and when we put the camera on her son, she began hitting him. So we didn’t use either cat.
Q: You thank the study cats in the paper’s Acknowledgements section. Why?
A: I always acknowledge the animals I work with. I’ve been doing that since my Ph.D. thesis. I do feel thankful because if the cats didn’t oblige us, we couldn’t do the study.
From my experience with cats and harnesses, I am surprised that none of the cats acted paralyzed and fell over on its side.
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