Combine the popularity of cats and the fairly universal disdain for politicians and you get the hilarious – and real- politically inclined scratching posts from Politikats.
Politikats Cat Scratching Posts
Their initial collection of four sisal posts (more to come) are each topped off with the heads of Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin or Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, allowing your feline to claw its way into – or out of world politics.
The satirical, but entirely functional, 26″ tall sisal posts are designed to give kittens and medium sized cats the ultimate scratching experience.The 0.5cm (1/8th of an inch) sisal rope is bound around PVC and mounted on a 15″ square, thick carpeted base which is available in red, blue or grey carpet.
Donald Trump Cat Scratching Post:
On sale now here
Barack Obama Cat Scratching Post:
Benjamin Netanyahu Cat Scratching Post:
Vladimir Putin Cat Scratching Post:
Even better, each month the funny folks behind Politikats pick one rescue animal based NGO/charity or a cause related to one politician and donate 5% of sales of their cat scratching posts.
At present, Politikats is attempting to get funding for the Trump Scratching post here on Kickstarter Help them reach their $2,305 goal by May 5 2016 (Update: They did not reach their goal which is such a shame, but if you’re lucky they may have a few to purchase direct from their website here)
If you fear your kitty won’t be interested in his or her new scratching post, Politikats has introduced Eau de Katpiss. A potent steam distilled blend of Kat Piss to spray on your favourite politician and let the irresistible aroma entice your Kitty into declaring battle on its scratching post.
Their Agenda (from their website):
In todays political climate, we want to celebrate Politicians who are making a “positive” impact on our global society. Whether it be by restriction our personal rights through Orwellian policies, infringing upon human rights of citizens and foreign nationals or simply backing outdated fossil fuels such as a coal intend of those pesky renewable energies that those dirty hippies continuously protest for.
This is why we want to celebrate the best of the best, the creme de la creme of todays living and practicing politicians. So here is to you, Erdogan for turning your country into a conservative hellhole and continuously ignoring calls for action by NATO simply because ISIS is helping you with your “kurdish” issue. Here is to your Abbott for thinking that wind farms are more unappealing to the eye than a coal mine. Here is to your Harper for restricting the rights and privacy of Canadians and better the future of Canada on oil sands and here is to you Cameron for trying to ban porn.
Politikats, is inspired by the German term, “Realpolitik” which refers to politics/diplomacy based on power. Through the use of power to shape, maintain and alter the state, the term implies that politics are coercive, amoral and Machiavellian. We regard some of todays leaders as having a cynical disregard from morality and a focus on self-interest and personal gain at the expense of members of the general public. Our cool cat scratching posts are here to help change things. We intend to use Kitty power to help reshape the state of politics.*
*We do not intend to overthrow governments with our cat toys, we will leave that to the CIA. We simply intend to bring discourse on the subject of personal privacy, the environment, human rights and corruption. We also want to encourage kitty to get some stretching and exercise in, in a entertaining manner.
Right now, the Donald Trump one is on sale for $99. Get it here.