Badly injured rhino whose horn was taken after it was darted by poachers.
This is really important. Don’t dismiss the ivory trade issues. Elephants and rhinos are suffering.
GOD DAMN POACHERS. FUCK.
Rhino horn is made of keratine (not ivory) the same stuff nails are made of.. however poaching of any kind for whatever reason is ridiculous and unacceptable.
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.
Animals keep people alive:D