Thursday, 14 August 2008

Cat lovers shouldn’t wear fur

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Pope Benedict XVI, thought of as a cat-lover, has come under criticism for his fashion sense, as he has been noticed wearing ermine, the winter coat of the stoat, on his hats and capes. This has caused large concern in the Italian Association for Defense of Animals and the Environment, which has put up a petition online that has so far acquired 1,900 signatures. In fact the publication last year of the book Joseph and Chico, a biography of the Pope told through the eyes of his pet cat, makes the Pope’s dress sense even more strange.


Madame said...

So is a "stoat" related to a "cat" in some way that really matters? Is the implication that keeping pets and wearing fur somehow a major inconsistency? Please enlighten or flame me as the spirit may move you.