Man fined for sending cat in post


A 33-year-old Taiwanese man, named only as Mr Yang, posted this Scottish fold cat through the mail after he could no longer care for it because it was sick

A man has been fined in Taiwan for sending a cat that he no longer wanted via an express postal service, it’s reported.

According to the UDN news website, a 33-year-old man surnamed Yang was fined NT$60,000 ($1,952; £1,522) this week, for violating the Taiwan Animal Protection Act, after he posted a Scottish fold cat in a sealed cardboard box to a local animal shelter in Banciao District.

He was also fined an additional NT$30,000 for violating the Statute for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Diseases, because staff at the centre found that the cat had not been vaccinated for rabies.


The cat was rescued from the post and is now being cared for while Mr Yang was fined a total of £2,250 for animal abuse and failing to vaccinate the cat properly

The New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office were able to identify the sender through the delivery service and police surveillance footage, and carried out an investigation into the incident.

They then contacted Mr Yang, who said he had tried to give the cat away because he no longer had time to look after it. He added that the cat’s mobility problems, the result of an earlier leg injury, had not improved after numerous therapies, including acupuncture and moxibustion, a traditional herbal remedy.

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