Get a Putin or Kim cat scratching post in the name of Internet freedom

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, Last Updated: 2:54 PM ET

An online security service allowing users to access blocked content is selling cat scratching posts with the faces of either North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or Russian President Vladimir Putin to promote its new anti-Internet-censorship campaign.

The virtual private network site Hidemyass.com has launched Thepussycatriot.org a site that jokingly claims to be for "cats against cyber censorship."

"The very fact we share nearly four million cat photos and videos on the Internet each and every day does back up that lyric somewhat," it states. "What’s more, thanks to our limitless online obsession with felines, many lolcats, moggy memes and cat virals have seen regular domestic kitties become celebrities in their own right."


Pussy Cat Riot is selling handcrafted scratching posts in the shape of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. (Thepussycatriot.org/Supplied)

But the site goes on to say that Internet censorship is a major problem in many countries where citizens are denied access to sites, such as YouTube and Facebook.

"It is imperative we recognise and challenge the powers that restrict not only the public’s access to the simple joy of funny cat content, but to information as a whole."

The site includes many of the Internet's most famous cats as supporters, Nala Cat, Henri Le Chat Noir and Princess Monster Truck.

The site says cat scratching posts of Kim and Putin were handcrafted by a team of artists and took more than 200 hours to make. They sell for £4,500 ($8,200). All the proceeds are donated to charity.

If that's too steep a price for you, you can also buy a litter box with dictator's picture on it for £3 ($5.47) or a starter kit with a bandana, badges and stickers for only £1 ($1.82).

As the site states: "Internet cat content is a symbol of our freedoms."


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