Cat Skins Sold in Online Auction
- Cherise Udell
- June 3, 2013
- 2:02 pm
The SPCA is very disturbed about the recent domestic house cat pelt that was sold for about $62 (U.S. dollars) on the New Zealand website, Trade Me. The SPCA is obviously concerned about where the pelt came from and how it was acquired. For example, did the animal in question die naturally or was it killed specifically for its pelt? Did the animal suffer? The SPCA and other animal welfare groups were also worried that the listing of the pelt attracted a plethora of anti-cat comments, some of which were violent in nature.
Mr. Kerridge, president of the New Zealand SPCA, says the seller was in Manukau City where there are no known feral or wild cats. However, there are likely many stray cats and such a cat would be protected under the Animal Welfare Act. The New…
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