The hit video game Wander highlights many significant challenges faced by “outdoor cats,” and it gets top marks from PETA for its accuracy.

Here are the main things from PETA that Wander right about cats:

1. Cats are naturally curious and playful animals.

2. They usually sleep between 12 and 18 hours a day, but those who live outdoors often don’t have that luxury as they have to be alert to danger.

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3. Cats that are homeless or allowed to roam outdoors can be injured or lost.

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4. Scratching is normal, instinctive feline behavior and should not be punished.

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5. Cats that are left outside are much more susceptible to contracting life-threatening parasites.

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6. All cats deserve to have a happy and safe indoor life.

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(And if you see a Zurk in real life, you should run too!)

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Are you a conscientious gamer looking to expand your interest in animals to other worlds? PETA has you covered.

PETA hopes everything the games will encourage people to feel closer to the animals we share our planet with and inspire them to work for #EndSpeciesism– the mistaken belief that humans are superior to all other animal species and that it is acceptable for us to horribly exploit them for our own trivial ends.

Want to learn more about indoor cat care?

Are two cats better than one? Why do cats “bake cookies” on your lap? 250 vital things your cat wants you to know by PETA President Ingrid Newkirk answers these questions and more. It’s required reading if you want to make sure your cat’s nine lives are as happy and fulfilling as possible.