Approximately 70% of cats love catnip. Give a cat catnip and it will roll around in total bliss, yet this brings up ethical questions. Should you give your cat catnip to keep it happy?
Since catnip acts like a drug, you might as well ask if you would give children cocaine to keep them happy. While this might be a tempting idea for screaming kids on an airplane, it’s not something you want to give just to make them happy, so why is this acceptable with cats and catnip?