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Cat Litter, Strip Mining and Environmental Issues

Sodium Bentonite is one of the most popular constituents of clump cat litter. Mining bentonite makes business sense only when it is found close to the surface of the earth. Therefore, it is strip mined for cat litter. The top layer of the earth (the overburden) is removed to take away the clay. Even though there are laws that the land must be left as it was and filled and flattened, how scrupulously such laws are followed is anyone’s guess.

Coal is also obtained through strip mining. The following excerpt is both relevant and significant: (more…)

Sodium Bentonite Clumping Litter Can Kill 17

Clumping Cat Litter with Sodium Bentonite Is NOT Safe for Your Cat

Is Sodium Bentonite Clumping Cat Litter Killing Your Cat?

Update: October 11, 2016

Just noticed someone has referred to this post in a forum: “…says that there’s no evidence that using bentonite clay litter is harmful for cat and humans health, but it’s best to avoid it“.

Let’s clarify our stand with regard to using sodium bentonite clumping clay litter since, evidently, it is not clear enough.

We do not say ‘best to avoid’.

We strongly recommend that you avoid any clumping litter that has sodium bentonite as one of its constituents.

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