Catfest -a festival celebrating cats and vegan street food is coming to Beckenham

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. xenon

    xenon A move in any direction

    Sounds fucking awful. Imagine the sort of people you'd meet there.. And the music.

    Couldn't they hold it in Catford.
  2. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    celebrating vegan food with carnivorous pets. this is what you get after too many years of living on irony.
  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    beckenham is only a few minutes down the road, and catford is a bit short on stately piles
  4. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    The cat wouldn't be healthy. Cats need meat. They'll die without it.
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Is that a Tobyjug fact?
  6. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    It's a fact. Feel free to do some legwork and look it up. Or continue to be a smartarse. Your choice.
  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    With pleasure. Fancy a bit of vegan gravy with that humble pie? :D

    Veggie Cat Food? Why Not All Cats Need Meat
    Can Cats Be Vegan? Here's What the Science Says…

    For the record: I think it's fucking ridiculous to feed a cat a vegan diet.
  8. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You're not very good at admitting you're wrong, are you? You made a claim. It was wrong.
  10. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

  11. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Even if cats can survive on a veggie diet, and even if it is not illegal, it is perverse and unacceptable to deny them the main/only type of food they have consumed in the species' entire existence. And it seems particularly idiotic when the the people doing that are vegans, given that most of them became vegan for animal welfare issues in the first place. So keeping bees for their honey is somehow wrong, but denying another animal the only (or at least the main and chief) type food their species has known and consumed for hundreds of thousands of years is okay? How does that work then?

    If an individual doesn't like to promote the additional killing of animals for the pet food industry, then they should refrain from keeping a carnivore pet. Couldn't be more straightforward. Or if they choose to keep one, at least have the common decency to not deny them the only type of food their species has needed and known, and which their nature would guide them to seek if they were not kept by humans.

    I thought a number of vegans do not even agree with keeping animals as pets in the first place. It must be a fun conversation when they meet a vegan who not only keeps then, but seek to modify and suppress one of the most essential natural instincts.
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's a terrible idea. Appalling.

    But can a cat live a healthy life if the owner takes the (immense) trouble to ensure they get a full diet? Science says yes (with reservations).
  13. xenon

    xenon A move in any direction

    People forcing a vegan diet on their pets are selfish morons who aughtn't be allowed to keep them.
  14. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I thought cats were carnivores :confused:
  15. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    People are getting excited!


    That has really tickled me :D Hot gig!
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  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    from fb

    Catfest at Beckenham Place Park: a review

    For me, a huge cat fan, this was a really good event, and I am sad that not everyone could go. There were some teething problems but the good far outweighed the bad.

    Problems first:

    1. Huge queues formed for Bob the Cat. This was held in a room with the book sellers, but anyone who wanted to see the books had to queue for Bob! I felt the poor booksellers lost out here.

    2. There was a £5 charge to see the kittens rescued from Morocco and you needed cash. We had paid for the Fest so paying yet again was a surprise. On the good side, the cats seemed very happy, and the room was cool, and only a few people could go in at a time. Perhaps Catfest London could warn people of this extra charge on their advertising next time so people are not disappointed.

    Now the positives, of which there were many:

    1. I loved wandering around the marketplace: absolutely wonderful for cat lovers and lots of unique products on offer. (Perhaps next year the bookshop could be situated in another tent?)

    2. There was a room in the manor where creative types could make their own cat ears! Such a good, hands on, idea.

    3. The food stalls were many. They were mainly vegan/ vegetarian and there was a lot of choice.

    4. Extra portaloos were available and they remained clean all day.

    A big thank you to all the people organising Catfest, including the stallholders. Everyone was lovely even though they must have been so hot. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Let's hope that there is a Catfest in the park next year and the show will be even bigger so more people can attend.

    I think there is a flower show on today. If anyone feels like writing a review after, that would be great.
    editor likes this.
  17. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

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