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.

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