1937 Chevy Newsreels Pets - Pussyweight Boxing Cats Battle

[Video Link] Animal cruelty as entertainment in 1937. (Thanks, Felipe Li!)


    1. You know, the real scandal isn’t what’s in the film. It’s the casting couch these cats had to curl up on to get this gig.

  1. I do think the word “pussyweight” needs to see more use, if we get nothing else out of this video.

    (typing it into google yields some amusing results)

  2. My nephew did me those exact paws of fury when I diabolically squeeze his squirt bottle while he is drinking.

  3. I’m guessing that they edited out the biting and kicking.  I guarantee that if my cats were in that ring those dogs would be da skeerd onez.  Also, I’d fully expect a large steamer on my pillow from my cats for putting gloves on their paws.

  4. I dunno, I’ve seen my cats MUCH meaner to each other for their own chuckles with nobody urging them on.

    1. Same here. We have three cats. Our tiny female terrorizes the large male. It’s great family entertainment.

      1. I have two Maine Coons, Cecil and Beanie,(smallish ones only around 19 lbs) and a 95 lb LARGE choc lab. The smallest of the three (the female ‘coon) rules the roost. It was touch and go for a while when Bull (the rescue dog) was introduced. The cats had an escape room with a sized entrance the dog can’t enter and could climb high. However, upon returning from work one day I noticed two *tiny* little scratches on Bull’s snout. From that point on, Bull will not only *not* enter a room until Beanie has left, he will actually vacate his dog bed if Beanie shows an interest in it.

  5. I wonder how much the person who did the poor impression of two cats fighting got paid. Whatever it was, it was too much.

  6. I’ve fostered two litters of kittens and live with three cats. I know a puddi fight when I see one and those puddis were not fighting. If there was any cruelty here, it was keeping them penned up instead of letting ’em run around and play chase.

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