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Cats Use Twitter to Deliver Their Clear “NO!” Vote on Brexit

If you think cats don't care whether Britain leaves the EU, you've not seen #CatsAgainstBrexit.

Keith Bowers  |  Jun 22nd 2016


Brexit: The term has dominated international news lately, but what do you think it would mean to a cat? We first conjured a cat getting caught eating the remaining morning food from another cat’s bowl. When he got caught, he would promptly brexit — as in, exit the breakfast area quickly. Breakfast + exit = brexit. Right?

Wrong. Brexit is about Great Britain, namely a popular vote tomorrow (Thursday, June 23) on whether Britain will leave or stay part of the European Union. Britain + exit = Brexit.

Next question: Do cats care about this? One would think not. But one would be wrong. The evidence to the contrary populates Twitter through a photo campaign called #CatsAgainstBrexit.

Brexit is definitely not a laughing matter in itself — the issue is suspected of playing a role in a legislator’s assassination — but cats are doing their job keeping life on the lighter side here. Have a look at some of these images and try not to laugh.

First up is this calico, who loves the idea of maintaining fluid borders … but not for the same reasons humans might.

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British humans can probably better relate to what has these cats clutching each other in fear.

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Meanwhile, this orange-and-white kitty makes a case for embracing diversity.

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Here’s a proponent of Brexit, a member of European Parliament, using Grumpy Cat to further his cause.

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The thought of leaving the EU has some cats promising protests of a defensive nature.

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For other, such as these two tabbies of different color, being part of the EU means strength through unity.

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This orange cat fears erosion of human … er, feline rights if Britain leaves the EU.

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This little black-and-white cow-cat is among those who were undecided before learning all the facts.

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These cats took a vote, and the result has Britain remaining in the EU by a two-to-one margin.

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This cat probably believes the whole debate is silly so decided to make fun of it.

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Do your cats follow international politics? Which way do they lean on Brexit?