Austria jails man who posted cat making Hitler salute photo

An Austrian man has reportedly been jailed for posting Nazi propaganda online, including a photo of a cat making a Hitler salute.

The 38-year-old, from the skiing village of Flachua in Salzburg was found guilty of posting around 20 Nazi propaganda photos online, the website for German language regional newspaper Oberösterreichische Nachrichten reports [translated].

One of the photos, described as “extreme right-wing propaganda”, featured a photo of cat appearing to do the Heil Hitler salute, the website added.

Alternative link Austrian who posted Hitler cat photo is jailed

  • Brenda

    The DT won’t let me read the article unless I subscribe.
    So here’s a website about cats that look like Hitler instead:

  • Dana Garcia

    Yes, very effective propaganda, for sure.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Okay, I can’t help it.
      No one else has the courage to say it.
      It’s obvious.
      Hitler was a pussy.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Purrrrr-fect comment!

  • Alain

    Surprised they didn’t jail the cat. Forget about all the hostile invaders and Muslim gang rapes, this is really a much more serious threat.

    • How can someone use cats that way?

      • Alain

        Trust me, you don’t use cats; they use you.

        • Then God help us all!

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          My cat died five years ago (peace be upon him) and he was the closest thing I had to a dog since I was six years old.
          He was eighteen.
          I’d come home from work and he’d greet me with a ‘prrrowr’.
          And he wouldn’t leave me alone until I’d laid down on the couch and massaged his shoulders.
          Then he’d do the flop on my stomach and lie there for a while until he was happy enough to go eat.
          I never wanted a cat but my wife had one when we got married.
          In the end he was mine.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I have spoken before of the two feral kittens which my wife and I took in and domesticated. One of them – a gorgeous tabby with absolutely symmetrical markings – joins me EVERY time I lie down anywhere in order to get a full-body massage, including LONG periods of “tummy rubbing”. This can take anywhere from 15 minutes to half and hour. Then he falls asleep LIKE A STONE, and nothing wakes him up except the smell of poached sole…….

        • Uncommunist

          How true … hahaha and if denied fido’s treats, tuna, Temptations, chicken … >

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        If you had your own KittenReich, what the hell else would you do with ’em!? 😉

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    The more they do stuff like this the more brittle their grip on power becomes.
    It only makes us stronger.

  • ntt1

    my cats make inappropriate gestures all the time it is usually linked to grotty scratch boxes or poor catering. Is the slant of this artical to imply hitler acted out due to crappy litter box regimen?

  • UCSPanther

    I am pretty sure that all cats would be monarchists, not fascists or communists.

    They act too noble to fall into any 20th century totalitarian movement…

    • Justin St.Denis

      A very deep observation, and probably correct.

      • Alain

        Oh, 100% correct.