Fad in Russsia for tattoing hairless cats
There appears to be a fad in Russia for tattooing hairless cats. These are normally Don Sphynx cats, the Russian equivalent of the Sphynx in the West.
I don’t want to be too politically correct etc. but I don’t like it. It is actually very irresponsible.
This is because the cat’s health, indeed life, is put at risk just to please a whim of the cat’s “owner”. That can’t be correct.
Between one on 100 and one in 1000 cats die under anesthetic and a proportion are left brain damaged. I don’t know what that proportion is but it must be significant.
No YouTube comment refers to this serious risk for what could be classified as cosmetic surgery.
I have another post on PoC about this sort of thing. It seems to be particular to Russia.
This is probably because of the upsurge in the demand for tattoos (on humans) and that there are a good number of hairless purebred cats in Russia.
Russia has quite an active cat fancy.
Apparently the tattoo reads, ““Carpe Deem” a mispelling of ““Carpe Diem”, which means “seize the day”. That takes the biscuit. That makes the whole sad affair doubly bad.
The tattooist clearly had not even checked. It seems to have been done rather casually. I am surprised that they videoed it and published it on YouTube. It is nothing but bad.
However, the vast majority of people who have made comments on YouTube find it acceptable. That tells us what the modern world is like, I think.