Times: Holy mackerel! It's not the oily fish that makes those Mediterraneans live for ever
… [Real contributory factor to the healthy Meditteranean lifestyle No. 3:] People in the Mediterranean hate cats. Marauding hordes of scraggy strays fill the streets of the Mediterranean, and why? Because people in the Med view cats, quite correctly, as rubbish, midget failure-lions, riddled with disease and vermin. In the UK, on the other hand, we look at that CV - and invite the creatures into our houses, for meat and catnip. One day, we will discover that cholesterol is caused by kittens, and a revolution will occur.
Ok. The cats as vermin again. They kill mice and rats. Doesn't that make them vermin killers? Isn't that why humans have historically shacked up with them?
They also kill plenty of non-vermin. And they are totally evil.
Ever wondered why people in the mediterranean countries don't get spots?
They slide off!