Viewers pitied Cleyed, the one-eyed kitten

Cyclops Kitten Video Stuns Viewers: Cleyed the One-Eyed Bengal Kitten.

A cyclops kitten has sent thousands of Internet users into a frenzy this week after its owners posted footage of the rare animal on video sharing website YouTube.

The little kitten was named “Cleyed” and was a one-eyed Bengal kitten.

The video’s description explains that Cleyed was born alive but died soon after, only managing to survive for a “short time” following the birth.

Animals with this deformity do not live, presumably, they can not breathe or eat properly. From the piece, it is suggestive that this breed of cat had some trouble giving birth. Do they have genetic problems? Possibly from inbreeding? Additional information appreciated.

Rare cyclops shark embryo.

Video of the one eyed kitten (Warning: the animal is dead so some may find it morbid. Others may find the presentation inappropriatly laden with meaning considering this was an unfortunate genetic error.)

Tip: Steve Liberace

  6 comments for “Viewers pitied Cleyed, the one-eyed kitten

  1. Tombolian
    October 10, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    It’s a little saddening, but no more than any other type of still-born kitten, maybe even less-so because of the following fact: Kittens are born with their eyes closed. This one’s ‘one’ is open, and that alone wouldn’t fare well for the cat even if it did survive.

    I’ve thought twice about what I’m about to type, but wrote it anyway. What follows is morbid indeed. I don’t like it when a creature, humans included, are kept alive regardless of their physical deformities. I’m actually happy for this kitten’s demise. There’s a reason that nature takes its own… survival of the fittest I think it’s called. To spend unlimited resources on the sickly prevents those resources from being spent more wisely. ’nuff said.

    • oldebabe
      October 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      I hear you.

  2. Kristen
    October 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    I think birth defects in dogs and cats happen a lot more often than people realize, it’s just they didn’t used to get captured on YouTube for all to see. Many common birth defects, known well to breeders, are pretty horrific.

  3. ROBIN
    October 11, 2012 at 3:34 AM

    FAMILY PET EXPLOITED TO PAY PER CLICK, NOW EVERYONE GO WATCH IT SO YOU CAN FUND THE GREEDY WITH YOUR LABOR~ When does the desire to simply possess something turn into unchecked greed?

  4. Carol
    October 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Oh hell no, not Sarah McLaughlan music and a dead kitten. I give up.

    • October 11, 2012 at 2:30 PM

      I did warn you.

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