The Cat Case That Duped Immigration
A South American over-stayer uses the cat (whose identity has been protected) as an excuse to avoid deportation.
To separate the man from his cat would be a breach of human rights. And were the man not in the country 4 years longer than his visa allowed one might agree.
Home Office officials, however, failed to see the funny side of the judge allowing the cat to step in and save the over-stayer. They mounted an appeal, which was over-ruled, and name suppression was granted to both the man and his cat.
So a victory for the cat and cat lovers around the world.
But at what cost?