Many individuals who undertake animals view them as household and would do something to guard them from hurt. Sadly, there are additionally many individuals who view animals as equipment relatively than beings that dwell, breathe, and really feel issues. This leads individuals to place the looks of their pet earlier than the wants of that pet, which may result in pointless ache, struggling, and discomfort.
In 2017, Ukrainian health mannequin, Elena Ivanickaya, got her pet Sphynx cat tattooed to make her cat as “glamorous” as her. Followers, animal rights teams, and anxious people spoke out towards Ivanickaya’s motion, calling it “torture.”
The mannequin defended her determination to tattoo her cat, who was apparently anesthetized, claiming that he didn’t really feel ache and has a terrific life. She explained, “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.” She additionally told her critics, “The cat’s life is better than yours. Maybe it is hell for you, but he feels just fine.”
Despite public outrage, the mannequin nonetheless has her Instagram account and an account for her cat. She continues to publish pictures of her cat, with the massive Anubis tattoo featured on his chest. These pictures have the potential to normalize her actions and even encourage others to do the identical to their pets. Aesthetics ought to by no means be prioritized over an animal’s well-being and luxury. Furthermore, animals can not consent to those pointless alterations to their natural states. Sign this petition to demand Instagram deletes each this influencer’s account and her cat Yasha’s account.
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