My dearest cat Pinkeltje Tinkebell

Cat skin, leader and cardboard TORCH Gallery Photo: Bas Czerwinski (2)

Tinkebell became famous (and infamous) overnight because of this handbag that she made from her dead cat, Pinkeltje, after breaking the animal’s neck and then skinning him. Does making a handbag from a cat constitute cruelty to animals? Then what about a leather belt that’s made from a cow’s hide? Or a jumper made from sheep’s wool?

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