This Ukrainian cat owner, a wannabe glamour celebrity type who seeks attention whenever and wherever possible, has had her hairless cat tattooed on the chest and defends her actions by claiming that she has not neutered him as that would be torture but tattooing her cat isn’t torture (he was sedated). I think she has her values slightly mixed up. To compound her lack of values she posted her photos on Instagram. What is it with people who have to publicise everything they do to the entire world, both good and bad?
Despite her protestations against numerous criticisms online she is being investigated by the Ukrainian police under animal welfare laws. Has she committed animal cruelty? Probably not although it looks like it and it was a crass, attention seeking act of mindlessness. A veterinarian was present during the tattooing and he or she approved it.
She says she wanted her cat to be as glamorous as her. I don’t find her in the least bit glamorous. She looks crudely desperate to be attractive which is not glamorous. I don’t find plastic surgery glamorous either.
For the record her name is Elena Ivanickaya. She is a ‘fitness fanatic’. She refuses to neuter her cat.
Comment: This is not the first time a cat owner has tattooed her Sphynx cat. This hairless cat breed is a prime candidate for tattooing. There is a modern trend for tattoos and as cats are regarded as accessories by some celebrity women it does not surprise me that this has happened. Celebrities don’t really think about the welfare issues. Their desire to own extreme looking cats such as the Sphynx, Scottish Fold and Munchkins (a dwarf cat) confirms that. The latter two have inherited health issues and the former can’t go outside unless dressed up or the skin is protected.
This sort of behavior needs to stop. The Scottish Fold and dwarf cats are treated as illegal in the UK under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Source: The Sun.