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Cats with soft faces cannot express emotions, and this is all our fault

Cats with soft faces cannot express emotions, and this is all our fault

It’s no coincidence that the cats are adorable: we have selectively bred them across generations for maximum cuteness. But this breeding has a downside: Some of our feline friends have left a perpetually grouchy face that can’t show emotion.

In particular, new research was published in December in the journal Frontiers of Veterinary Science, It is suggested that Selective breeding For the “humeral-headed” face or the flat face type – I believe Persians and the Himalayas – this hampered the ability of these cats to accurately express fear, anxiety, or pain. These flat-faced breeds have faces stuck in a grimace that signals pain, even when they feel no pain at all.

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