CATS IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT (Part 6 – Naturalists’ Views on the Domestic Cat)

Not everyone was touched by the light of the Enlightenment, and a few scientists such as George Louis Leclerc de Buffon, a dog lover, and author of the Histoire Naturelle 1749-67, did not have a very high opinion of domestic cats, and turned away from a reverence for nature, instead valuing animals solely for their purposefulness […]

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