Online outrage after dead cat handbag goes up for auction on Trade Me

Online outrage after dead cat handbag goes up for auction on Trade Me

Have you ever seen a dead animal at the side
of the road and thought, ‘My goodness, that animal would make a great bag’? No? Us neither. But one woman in New Zealand did when she
came across a squashed feral cat whilst driving. The unlucky feline had been run over by a
car, so the woman, who’s a taxidermist, popped it in her car and took it home to turn
it into a bag. Which you can now buy. Claire Hobbs from Christchurch, New Zealand
has listed the bag on auction site Trade Me at a starting price of NZD $1400 , plus shipping. Just a heads up that the auction ends Wednesday,
so you’d better get in quick. She’s also selling a taxidermy unicorn and
some…catbirds. The taxidermist insists no animals are ever
killed for the purpose of her work, and she only uses animals who have died of natural
causes. However, the controversial cat bag has still
divided opinion on the auction site, with one user describing it as ‘An undignified
end for this noble creature’, while another thought it ‘Absolutely awesome!!! My daughter would love it!!!’. One commenter even mused that deceased gorilla
‘Harambe would be dissatisfied with this ornament’. Many users have branded her ‘disgusting’
but she’s been politely reminding them that if they wear leather, then they’re no different. She’s got a point. The cat bag’s creator revealed she was surprised
by the amount of interest her bag has received and had to take a day off work to answer all
the questions on the auction site. She says she ‘didn’t mean to cause such
a hoo haa’. Oh, and if you’re looking to get your beloved
moggy turned into a clutch bag after they’ve passed, sorry, she doesn’t do pets.


  • preppersintent

    September 20, 2016

    News flash….dead animals are on your supper table every night….cats are food in some places ….. go whine about something that is relevant ….oh, and MEEOOOOOOWWW.

  • GatisSta79

    September 21, 2016

    Sick people.

  • Get Back In Your Own Lane

    September 22, 2016

    Hey! At least it finally has a use

  • dandyboykb n

    September 26, 2016

    Her answers on the website are hilarious.

  • Chris Wintland

    October 5, 2016

    every body wants to worried about what someone else is doing , but the police are killing innocent people and getting away with it , just because of the coler of there skin. There's injustices taking place right now, children are being molested , right now this very second. But you choose this to get pissed about . Take a stand for humanity, or civil rights something that is important.

  • Lana Varmatos

    January 2, 2017

    This is sick but then I find stuffed deer fish & other animals rather sick too. Animals look better alive

  • _ua24

    July 10, 2018

    It’s already dead, you guys. She just re used it.

  • Exadoor Rising123

    September 3, 2018

    It is sick and wrong and no I don't wear leather or eat dead animals. What next, someone's baby? There's no dignity for this poor cat .


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