Politics – Don’t Vote For Rats!

Isn’t this cat cute?

Morris the cat

No, this isn’t just another blog post about cute animals (we’ll save that for later). This cat is actually running for Mayor of the Mexican city Xalapa with the campaign slogan “Tired of Voting for Rats? Vote for a Cat.” He also promises to eat, sleep most of the day and donate his leftover litter to fill potholes. Morris, the apparently very honest candidate has already got 118,800 fans on his Facebook page and more than 6,000 followers on Twitter – this makes him more popular than the five human contenders.

After the empty promises of politicians Chamorro and a few friends put Morris forward as a candidate – and they weren’t the only ones! A bunch of other farm animals are also running for mayor:

– Chon the Donkey (Ciudad Juarez, which was the world’s most dangerous city for several years)
– Tina the Chicken (Tepic)
– Maya the Cat (Puebla)
– Tintan the Dog (Oaxaca City)

Besides a great followership on Social Media channels, Morris also has international supporters. Stubbs, the honorary mayor of Talkeetna in Alaska, has shown support for Morris by posting his fellow feline candidate’s spot campaign on its Facebook page. Yes, another cat.

What we learn from all this: treat your cat nice, one day it might rule the city…

Here’s a link to Morris’ Social Media sites:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elcandigatomorris
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/CandiGatoMorris

And his website: http://www.elcandigato.com/

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