July 16-19, 2006 – 143rd Annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2006 conference Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Jacqui Neilson, a veterinarian specializing in animal behavior, lectured on feline behavior problems. She mentions the CatBib as a new tool against inter-cat aggression.
Montana State University Master of Fine Arts Science and Natural History Filmmaking students, Simon Schnieder and Ed Watkins, made a film about the CatBib. “A Bib for a Bell”. It was accepted and shown at the International Wildlife Film Festival held in Missoula, Montana in May 2006.
The International Wildlife Film Festival was founded as the world’s first juried wildlife film competition in 1977. Their mission is to foster knowledge and understanding of wildlife and habitat through excellent, honest wildlife films and other media. Judges from around the world screen all of the films entered and select award winners for public screenings and special events throughout the year. Through the organization’s EarthVision Film and Video Library and Post Festival Tours, the best films are made available to schools, organizations and a wide range of other audiences. The International Wildlife Media Center provides workshops, educational programs and special events year-round, which raise awareness and understanding of wildlife and habitat issues and promotes high-quality, ethically produced and scientifically accurate films. The festivals promote excellent and honest film production, create new markets and train young people and newcomers to the wildlife-film industry.