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March 19, 2013

I tawt I taw a puddy tat

Image of this late feline at the site.

'Bad taste' cat-skin rug auction upsets animal advocates

The sale of a stuffed cat as a taxidermic skin rug has upset animal advocates who say the TradeMe auction is in bad taste and disturbing.

The ginger tabby is being sold online as a "great little gift for the man-cave". Bids close tonight at 8pm.

Tauranga taxidermist Andrew Lancaster found the cat on the Napier-Taupo highway last month.

"I thought 'that's a pretty nice looking cat', did a u-turn and picked it up." He thought the cat must have been "run straight over" as there was no broken skin, but bruising inside.

"There's been about 2500 views. I usually get 100 views a week on some of my other items," he said.

Mr Lancaster's typical stuffed possums usually sold for about $70. By last night, $251 had already been bid for the cat.

Posted by joke du jour at March 19, 2013 06:02 PM

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