Meow! What can deafness in cats teach us?
Since being domesticated in the middle east about 10,000 years ago, cats have been a favourite pet of humans. Originally used to control rats and snakes, they soon became revered as companion animals. In ancient Egypt, cats were held in such high regard that people worshipped them and mummified them for their journey to the afterlife. Harming a cat in these times was even punishable by death!