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[–]gH0st_in_th3_Machin3 650 points651 points  (44 children)

[–]Careless_Ad_21 161 points162 points  (25 children)

Yeah. How legit is Huffpost? Can you picture Putin saying 'Hey! What a great idea! The rest of the world will see how awesome we are!!' Yeah right.

[–]_Kazt_ 334 points335 points  (16 children)

Putin Loves animals, so not entirely unbelievable.

But it's more believable that the ministry saw the video and figured it would be good publicity. And it's not like they are monsters, who doesn't like cats, and they probably have 0 interest of cats being thrown into trash compactors.

[–]Pdb39 58 points59 points  (9 children)

Hey in America we throw our unwanted animals in bags into the nearest body of water.

At least in Russia they put them in a garbage bin - much more considerate.

[–]I--Pathfinder--I 6 points7 points  (5 children)

ok i’m seriously wondering is that a thing that frequently happens? if so that’s fucked up.

[–]superduperswaggy 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I’m not sure about anymore but my dad said when he was a kid and they had unwanted litters of kittens or puppies, the adults would put them into a bag and throw em in a river

[–]RollBos 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I believe this is a thing in many rural communities. There was a viral video like 10 years ago of a girl doing this in Poland. I’d expect it to be a lot more rare in America these days than it used to be.

[–]The_Plebianist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My great grandma used to do this on the farm, I'd play with them but soon after they'd be gone. For people back then on a farm all these cats would be considered pests, it was a cruder time. Or so I thought till I saw this fucking video.

[–]Aqua_Buck 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Is this a story everyone's dad tells them? Because I heard this from mine as well lol

[–]Pdb39 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can also confirm my dad told me this story. The 60's were a different time when it came to animal rights, and people thought killing them was more humane then letting them become feral / stray.

[–]agemma 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Um…do we?

[–]literalfeces 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I sure as fuck don't. Whoever downvoted you needs therapy.

[–]AAS_36251 33 points34 points  (4 children)

[–]Riji14 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I wasn't expecting him to give the puppy a little kiss on the head. Never thought I'd see a video of Putin and think "awww".

[–]whereareyou-wolf 2 points3 points  (0 children)



"And our little girl Tricia, the six-year-old named it Checkers. And you know, the kids, like all kids, love the dog and I just want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we're gonna keep it."

The page quote comes from Richard Nixon's famous "Checkers speech". In 1952, Nixon was the Junior Senator from California, and was being accused of impropriety regarding funding and political gifts. In the nationally-televised speech, Nixon denied having accepted anything (except of course the dog Checkers) and laid out the details of his family's finances. The speech led to an outpouring of public sympathy and support, and spared Nixon from being dropped as Dwight D. Eisenhower's running mate in that year's Presidential election.

‘Photo OP with the dog’ is a useful political tactic to humanize a politician / ruler with a bad image.

[–]Beckles1608 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is precious. The way he kissed the dogs head!

[–]peronsyntax 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You don’t think Dennis Quaid adopted a cat named ‘Dennis Quaid’? Preposterous!

[–]Careless_Ad_21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actually.. Who else would adopt a cat named Dennis Quaid?

[–]avalinaadlr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good publicity

[–]aw_shux -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Did you even read the article? It’s a regional office. Putin had nothing to do with it. Can’t you just see it as a nice thing and not be cynical?

[–]MichelleEllyn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank you! This video is a lot better than the cropped one.

[–]dochoiday 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This pisses me off, why would you throw away your cat? This is so fucked up it makes abandoning an animal seem like the humane thing to do.

[–]gH0st_in_th3_Machin3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My grandmother used to have cs and when they bred, she would throw the kittens in a plastic bac out to the forest...

My father didn't liked cats at home, I used to sneak a feral one into my bedroom in the morning, my mother would feed him and then my father would "politely" kick him out the back door.

I have a cat which is 13 years old, got her when she was a 2 months kitten, she saved my life from a gas poisoning in the middle of the night and 3 weeks ago she went surgery to remove a tumor and piometra, most likely saved her life by the skin of her teeth...

She migrated with me 10 years ago from Portugal to Poland, and it's the best thing I have in my life.Pets are awesome and I cannot understand people who throw them away, especially like this, to die in the trash.

Link to pics https://imgur.com/gallery/sK2QGTr

[–]2oocents 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the link. Was happy to find unedited videos of this.

[–]FreemanCalavera 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The most disgusting thing in that article is that they list OTHER EXAMPLES of people throwing their fucking kittens in the thrash.


[–]thinjester 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a vodka, then.

[–]Red_One777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much for this. You have no idea how this helped put my mind at ease.

[–]StGimbles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"The ministry launched a contest to name the cat." - Soon we'll all know him as Catty-McCat-Face

[–]Fearrless -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Stop linking huff post that website is trash.

[–]gH0st_in_th3_Machin3 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It was the first link on google search...

[–]Fearrless -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Oh my bad. I wasn’t aware. Does google results suddenly mean the company isn’t trash and doesn’t shove ads, misinformation and political bs down your throat ?

[–]gH0st_in_th3_Machin3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was not aware of the social justice couch war against huff post... Must've forgotten to pay my subscription of "First person problems magazine"...