Anadolu Kedisi (Anatolian Cat) is an unprecedented project that aims to revolutionize the understanding of cats.
Anadolu Kedisi genuinely values and cares for the lives of cats, especially free-living cats, not owned by humans.
Anadolu Kedisi is very different from millions of websites and other media sources that publish about cats every single day. People are unaware that many sources they get their knowledge about cats from being driven by profit, spread misinformation based on wrong mainstream beliefs and one-sided views. These media sources do not try to provide you with the most accurate and scientific information. No research is done about the topics they write. The advice they give is often unscientific and could even harm cats.
Anadolu Kedisi takes the prevalent misinformation seriously and works hard to correct it by employing three powerful tools: science, logic, and ethics.
We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge about cats and related matters by publishing well-researched, original and scientific content. Besides our research and in-depth reports, we offer the commentary and insights on relevant and current issues, as well as articles on other wide range of topics.
* One of our main objectives is to raise the awareness of natural cats. Natural cats, called “feral”, “strays” and “random-bred“ are seen as a burden and despised by many: Even the organizations which supposedly defend natural cat’s interests, are determined to eliminate the populations of these cats. They give little regard to preventive measures that would benefit the cat’s health and well-being. This is why we suggest an evidence-based welfare, a welfare model based on scientific and ethical principles. Evidence-based welfare is about making the lives of cats better by using the most effective methods and strategies delivered from various disciplines such as veterinary medicine, ethology, genetics, bioethics, ecology and many others. We do not believe in universal welfare model because the solutions are highly dependent on various factors.
* Our project also is concerned about the Anatolian cat (Anadolu kedisi), an indigenous to Anatolian and the Near East cat variety. It is known that the cat and human relationship in Anatolia go back to thousands of years. Cats are still an important part of the Anatolian culture, but with urban transformation and growing influence of Western ideas about cats, this culture will soon be lost. We believe that this cultural heritage deserves to be preserved.
* We do not regard cats simply as the objects to entertain us or animals whose purpose is to keep us company; Cats are not commodities or commercial products, therefore we oppose the breeding of cats. We are against racism and segregation of cats based on the color of their fur and fictional "breed" identities.
* Anadolu Kedisi is an independent community. In contrast to many other media sources that ignore and censor the content they do not agree with, Anadolu Kedisi is not afraid of expressing controversial ideas and different perspectives.