Sylvain Brunette, 54, spent four days in Quebec’s largest provincial prison earlier this month after he refused to pay fines totaling over $1,000 for owning too many cats. By law, he can only own one cat but he has five cats over this one-cat limit.
Over the past three years, Brunette received three fines — totalling $1,208 — for having too many cats and for feeding stray cats. “I have no business paying fines for kitties,” he said. “I find that really stupid.”
If you think Canada is a free nation, it might be, unless you want to own more than one cat in Quebec.