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People Are Hysterical Because Cats Are Now Allowed In The Westminster Dog Show

"This world has officially descended into utter chaos."

Posted on January 31, 2017, at 4:18 p.m. ET

In a feature about the new dog breeds at this year's Westminster Dog Show, the New York Times casually mentioned that, for the first time ever, cats will be a part of the program.

Cats to compete in this year’s Westminster Dog Show https://t.co/9jKfFxX1G4

Well, more specifically, one special Bengal cat contestant will be allowed to be among a brigade of dogs.

People reacted VERY strongly against the move.

@grynbaum man, this is some bullshit. fuck cats!

"I refuse to accept that Westminster's DOG show will have cats. DOG. D-O-G. Woof woof."

I refuse to accept that Westminster's DOG show will have cats. DOG. D-O-G. Woof Woof. https://t.co/gUihzws8tX

For some, it was further indication that the country is undergoing a complete and utter meltdown.

Cats at the Westminster?!?! What is happening to the world? https://t.co/aMdpa8XEf6

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They're showing cats at the Westminster Dog Show- its official- The world has gone crazy.

@grynbaum @nytimes Pretty sure these are the end times they spoke about in Ghostbusters

The references to the current political climate were inevitable.

@grynbaum @nytimes just another day in Trump's America.

@grynbaum @nytimes have the cats been subjected to extreme vet-ting?

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@DearbhailDibs I'm almost certain 'cats at Westminster dog show' is one of the signs of the apocalypse

"I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of cats entering the Westminster Dog Show until reps can figure out what the hell's going on."

I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of cats entering the Westminster Dog Show until reps can figure out what the hell's going on.

Conduct the vote on Jeff Sessions to distract from the Executive Order that allows cats in Westminster Dog Show

Some tried to rectify the information by calling the cats simply "alternative dogs."

Alternative dogs https://t.co/KDLlOvX83p

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They are not cats, they are alternative dogs 😀 https://t.co/mOpsz0CQr7

Or are dogs alternative cats?????

@Elizasoul80 But dogs are really just alt-cats. It's the Westminster Cat Show now.

Either way, people are joking that this news is the straw that broke America's back. "Mass hysteria" will ensue, they predict.

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Human sacrifice and mass hysteria are right around the corner. https://t.co/BTnzGtRgFf

internet: the westminster kennel club dog show will feature cats me:

But some people did raise more practical concerns...

@grynbaum @nytimes i wonder how they plan to make those cats give a fuck.

Do cats even give a fuck?

@johnaita @grynbaum @nytimes Anyone who can make a cat behave for the judges the way they get dogs to behave, deserves their award.

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