Here’s a disturbing trend: Cats are being used as mules to smuggle goods into prison, according to NPR. This is no way to treat a cat.
Brazil’s General Superintendency of Prisons of Alagoas (SGAP) released this photo last Dec. 31 of a cat caught with contraband taped to its body at a medium-security prison in Alagoas state.
These Cats Are Mules: Kitties Smuggle Goods Into Prisons
“Cat Caught Smuggling Contraband Into Brazilian Prison.” Gothamist
“Cat Caught Smuggling Cell Phones Into Prison” (in Russia). The Moscow Times
“Cannabis Cat On Drugs Run Collared At Moldova Jail.” BBC News
So, we’ve got reports of:
— “Saws, drills, headset, memory card, cell phone, batteries and a phone charger” being” strapped to a cat in Brazil.
— “Two cell phones with batteries and chargers” being taped to a cat’s back in Russia.
— And now, “bags of cannabis” concealed inside the “oversize decorative collar” worn by a cat in Moldova.
In each case, the felines were nabbed as they either climbed over or through fences. In Moldova, the cat had been “seen repeatedly entering and exiting a small hole in a prison fence,”according to Gawker.
According to the reports, the cats aren’t talking.