A cat is pictured about to pounce on a scratching post modelled on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The satirical scratching post is part of a range of new ‘cat protest products’ launched today by anti-internet censorship campaign The Pussycat Riot. The campaign, created by, aims to raise awareness of those leaders and regimes that deny their citizens freedom of the internet, robbing them of news, ideas, opinion, knowledge and the harmless delights of cat pictures and videos.

The cat scratching post can be purchased at All money raised from the sale of the products goes to the charity Index On Censorship.


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