Cat Talk, Kitty Litter, and Inglorious, Litigious Homo Sapiens

David Cassuto

From the Where Litigation Should Go To Die Desk:

I’d like to think that Arm & Hammer dropped its lawsuit against Clorox Co., the maker of Fresh Step kitty litter because it (Arm & Hammer) was embarrassed.  Apparently, the gravamen of the suit lay with Clorox’s contention that “cats prefer Fresh Step.”  “Cats can’t talk,” sniffed Arm & Hammer in its complaint. 

With sled dogs getting executed, canine profiling laws becoming more and more common, bears imprisoned with their livers catheterized, and so, so much more, I’d like to think that Arm & Hammer dropped its lawsuit because it simply could no longer look itself in whatever it is that multinational corporations use for a mirror.  But it didn’t.  Arm & Hammer says it dropped the lawsuit because Fresh Step withdrew its ads.

Wittgenstein said that if a lion could talk, we would not understand him.  I similarly believe that if a cat could talk in a way that we could understand, we would not like what we would hear.

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