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In 2017, a Ukrainian fitness model had cruelly tattooed her hairless Sphynx cat. Many worried animal activists urged Instagram to deplatform her for animal abuse and they still haven’t done it. Now, she has resurfaced and is posting pictures of the tattooed animal again. The model defended her decision claiming the cat was anesthetized and did not feel pain. “I checked with the vet before getting him a tattoo and they were fine with it and a vet was present while they were doing the tattoo, so everything was under control. The cat’s life is better than yours. Maybe it is hell for you, but he feels just fine” she told critics.
Tattoos are painful for adults, so you can imagine how scary and painful they are for animals. At least when humans get tattoos, they are consenting to put art on their bodies and they are instructed on how to keep the wound — and that is what a tattoo is — clean during the healing process. With animals and cats in this instance, they are voiceless and cannot consent to this painful cosmetic action.
The cat now has a massive tattoo across their chest, and the woman is risking this poor sphynx’s health all for media attention. Although the abuse is done now, she doesn’t think what she did was wrong, so who is to say she won’t tattoo Yasha or another innocent animal again? To make things worse, her account could be influencing other people to imitate this dangerous and cruel behavior. Sign this petition to demand Instagram deplatform this animal abuser now.
To continue speaking up, sign these other petitions as well:
- Petition: Help Abused New Jersey Pets Get Legal Help
- Stop Convicted Animal Abusers from Adopting Pets!
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