This armchair made from the fur and heads of wolves has been slammed after it was posted online for sale for over 6,000 GBP.
The bizarre-looking furniture was spotted in a shop in Russia’s south-western Dagestan Republic region and one onlooker recorded the chair before posting the images online.
In the images, the large chair can be seen covered in wolf fur with a wolf head at the end of each arm.
The man who recorded the images, whose name is not reported, reportedly commented on the video: “How can anyone want this kind of furniture?”.
According to Russian media the item can only be purchased from an online store even though they are being displayed at a real shop.
The advertisement said: “A chair made of the skin of a Yakut (from the Yakutia region) wolf with armrests – two wolf heads – it is truly a royal chair!”
The item was described as a gift for a “true leader and wolf connoisseur” and for someone who enjoys “authority and military”’.
The wolves used for the furniture item are from north-eastern Russia’s Yakutia region and were reportedly up to 170 centimetres (5.6 foot) in size.
The online advert also said: “The Yakut wolf is the largest and most beautiful of wolves!”
The chair can be purchased only from the online store for 500,000 RUB (6,177 GBP).
Jason Baker, vice president of PETA Asia, said to Central European News (CEN): “The makers lack empathy, understanding, and respect for living creatures. The chair will disgust every caring soul in the world.
“Every time people sit on the chair I hope they think about wolves who are shot and die slowly from their injuries or who are caught in steel-jaw leghold traps and die from starvation before they are found.
“So everything is legal here. When it comes to morals, everyone decides for him or herself if they would feel comfortable sitting in an armchair like that.”
Netizen ‘Latvia Tube’ said: “Morons, who would do anything like that, but who would purchase things like that? B*stards.”
And ‘Victoria Nesterova’ added: “This is just sick.”
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Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
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