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For Sale: Cat Toy Made From Dead Cats

by | 19th, December 2009

cat-fur-toy PAULINE Burgess, aged 53, of Cotswold Road, Malvern, is disgusted to discover that toy mice she bought for her pet cat were made of real cat hair .”

Those mice the cat, a feline called Mimi, was to toy with and tease and practice her torture methods on is made from cat fur. Oh, the irony.

The toy features three spring-mounted mice attached to a board. The mice are not believed to be real live mice, although the Halesowen News is unspecific.

Pauline Burgess is billed as an animal rights campaigner ”. She buys the cat toy with the lifelike mice and the furry covering.

But the texture of the fur on the product made her suspect that it was real cat hair and she sent it to Worcestershire County Council trading standards and then to campaigning organisation Respect for Animals, which analysed it…

She said: “I am horrified. Some of these cats and dogs are skinned alive in countries like China. I would never knowingly buy any sort of real fur. I was assured when I bought it that it was fake fur and I am concerned other people may be buying items like this for Christmas.”


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