After his tattooed cat jumped out of his car window, a man has been left “very worried” about his missing pet.
Kara Fight, russian blogger whose actual name is Rustam Shafiev, is asking for help to find his Sphynx cat, Bes – which translates to “demon.”
The cat, who has criminal gang tattoos on his face, back and chest – jumped out of the car window during a visit to a nearby village.
He is worried Bes may have wandered into a nearby forest, which is home to brown bears, wolves, wolverines, sable and lynx.
Shafiev, 35, has since been searching for Bes with no luck and “taking sedative by the handful” since he first vanished.
“He jumped out of the window, disappeared into the darkness and tall grass.
“I searched for it myself everywhere, I called for the cat, it was useless. I’m very worried. I’m not eating, not sleeping.”
In the past, Shafiev has been criticized for tattooing Bes.
Elizaveta Skorynina, an animal rights campaigner, said: “A person can choose to endure the pain in order to wear this ‘beauty’ later on in life, but the animal is not given the right to choose.
“This is purely desire of the owner. It is impossible to guess what pain threshold a cat finds impossible.”
“Under general anesthetic an animal can suffer side effects. Using ‘muscle relaxants’, the pet does not move but at the same time it feels and understands everything.
“I see nothing positive in such an experience.”
Daria Polyanskaya, who runs a cat rescue charity, agreed, arguing that it was unethical because the cat can’t consent, claiming that ‘for a cat, this procedure is painful, comparable to a burn’.