Six years Julian Assange jumped bail and sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to escape an international arrest warrant for alleged sex abuse and rape in Sweden. If he leaves the embassy, he risks arrest for breaching bail and the possibility of extradition to the United States, where federal charges appear to have been filed against him for acting on behalf of Russia’s GRU intelligence agency to distribute emails and hacked documents belonging to the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election.
While isolated in the Ecuadorian embassy, Julian had a cat. However, since Julian has been isolated inside with no access to even an outdoor courtyard, he decided to give his cat up so it could have more freedom and a better life than he currently has.
No matter what happens to Julian, at least his cat will have a good life and for a cat owner, that’s all that really matters in the long run.