2 Jun 2013

Cat skin sold online

12:08 pm on 2 June 2013

The Society for the Protection of Animals is investigating the sale of a domestic cat skin on Trade Me.

"We will investigate this case to determine whether there has been a breach of the Animal Welfare Act," SPCA national president Bob Kerridge said.

AAP reports the skin sold for $70 on 30 May. Stray cats are protected under the Animal Welfare Act.

The seller described the skin as a "beautifully marked wild cat skin, caught eight months ago eating my chickens, pheasants and who knows what else!".

AAP reports a stuffed roadkill cat sold for nearly $1000 in another Trade Me auction earlier this year.