The cat grooming salon in Dublin is the subject of a new documentary, which follows a young man working as a cat groomer in an attempt to save his career.
Dublin-based journalist and film-maker Paul W. Walsh captured the incident for his documentary, Catgroomers’ Business.
In the documentary, the unnamed groomer takes the cat to the vet for its x-rays, before being told to cut it up and give it a clean.
The groomer then proceeds to put on a black mask, and removes his cat’s fur.
The footage shows him pulling the mask over his eyes and the cat’s eyes, before the cat is eventually given a clean and its skin removed.
A woman is then seen looking at the footage with a puzzled expression.
In a follow-up interview with RTE, Mr Walsh said he had received many messages of support after the film was released.
“I’ve been inundated with messages from people who have seen it and have expressed concern,” he said.
“People are very supportive and say that they have a lot of faith in this documentary, that they are not looking for a ‘win’ for themselves, but just want to help.”
Mr Walsh, who was raised in a working-class Irish family, said that he would like to see the cat grooming industry taken seriously.
“There are plenty of things that can be done about this problem,” he added.
“But to be honest, I think it’s time to start to think about whether we have the capacity to address the problem.”
The cat is the most iconic and iconic species in our society and we all know the importance of caring for and respecting animals.
“It’s something that we have a duty to care for and we need to have a change of attitude.”
Mr W. has released several other films, including the film A Dog’s Best Friend, which featured a man who worked as a barber in China.
Mr Walsh said that cat grooming has become a lucrative business, with the grooming industry in Ireland set to double over the next five years.
He said that it is a sad state of affairs when cats are being groomed in this way, and said that the industry needs to address what is happening.
“We need to recognise that cats are not a product that we buy, we are not making money from this business,” he told RTE.
“Cat grooming is an act of cruelty and we should be doing everything we can to stop it.”
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