Londoner Travis Nelson (47 years old) is in trouble after he posted a video of himself and his cat Sigrid while riding a bike.
This is what the British newspaper reported independent.
Nelson and Sigrid are a well-known duo on the streets of London and on social media. They go on daily bike rides, and according to Nelson, the deaf cat loves to sit on the front of the bike in all types of weather. on Instagram He often shares glimpses of their travels with us, much to the delight of his 158,000 followers. And watch TikTok makes cats and cat parents sharpHe has 21 million likes and 815,500 followers. Earlier this year he gave Nelson’s book is out About their travels.
But when Nelson and Sigrid were waiting for the green light in Farringdon, central London, this week, they had an unpleasant encounter with a motorcyclist – who was in a hurry when the light changed colour.
Watch the video at the top of the box.
Nelson and Sigrid were riding city bikes for the occasion, and Sigrid sat in the basket, chained.
– He received threats all day long
The incident was captured on Nelson’s GoPro camera. Following the change, he shared the recording on social media, where it received more than 14,000 reactions and 1,400 comments.
According to The Independent, Nelson received several hate messages and threats after the incident. Most people react to the fact that Sigrid the cat was on the bike.
– People send messages saying I should kill myself, Nelson tells the newspaper.
Furthermore, he says the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), a British animal welfare organisation, has been informed:
– They reported me to the RSPCA for depriving me of Sigrid. I’ve been receiving threats all day.
The cat is safe
Both Nelson and Sigrid survived the accident unharmed. The cat’s owner suffered some bruises and some knee pain after the fall, but Sigrid was not harmed by the collision.
Despite the criticism, Nelson has no plans to stop taking the cat while cycling, reports The Independent.
-It is not safe to ride a bike. You can do it with your cat, and you can do it with your kids. Cars are dangerous, but I did nothing to put myself in danger, insists the 47-year-old, who wants to report the accident.
The Independent tried to contact the local police, but they have not yet made any comment.
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