This has happened somewhere in Asia as far as I can tell. There is a bit of a buzz about it on social media. And I suspect the buzz is both ways: some for it saying it is cute and adorable and all that sort of stuff and some saying it is not not right and the cat is being abused.
As for me, well, you can guess which camp I am in. It does look quite cute et cetera but you can’t keep a cat in this position for the duration of a shopping trip. It could harm the cat. Also he may become frightened for whatever reason which could cause problems. There are a number of potential dangers to the cat.
Actually, I think this guy is an exhibitionist and he is using his cat to attract attention. He is bound to attract attention. It looks like his is doing it for his benefit. I cannot be said to benefit the cat. Therefore it is cat abuse or exploitation in my book but I do have quite a strict rules book 😉
The pictures were posted on Facebook. He was shopping during “Hari Raya”. Hari Raya is an Islamic festival also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. So you can expect a hell of a lot of animals to sacrificed (brutally – it’s bound to be brutal). More animal cruelty I am afraid. It is a brutal world for animals isn’t it.
“The animals are killed according to the proper religious rites” – that does not mean animals are killed humanely or decently or for a good reason. The guy carrying the cat is doing something that is against the teachings of Mohammad.
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