1. The Middle East and North Africa are home to a lot of cats.
3. Because these cats have a whole host of worries that are foreign to their American brethren.
4. They often have to contend with the threat of street violence.
5. The aftermath of military coups.
6. Local health risks, like tear gas canisters.
7. Political exploitation.
8. And homes, families, and loved ones lost to war.
10. Then there’s this enduring stereotype.
A hundred percent historically correct.