Tabby cat runs for US presidency!

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Tabby cat runs for US presidency!

Can I say...only in America! Sotry courtesy of MRCVSOnline

Meow is the time!

A six-year-old tabby cat from Kentucky has joined the running for presidency in the 2016 US elections.

Affectionately named Limberbutt McCubbins, the feline front runner has officially registered with the Federal Election Commission as a Democratic candidate.

Speaking through his owner and spokeswoman, Emilee McCubbins, Mr McCubbin told the Guardian that he is running on a platform largely based around improving conditions for felines.

His policies include the 'legalisation of gay cat marriage' and the 'legalisation of catnip'. He also hopes to add a condition to the Affordable Care Act, subsidising veterinary care for lower-income Americans.

It's certainly not the first time that an animal has run for an election. In 2014, seven-year-old Duke the Dog became the new mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, and in 1997 a cat named Stubbs was elected mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska.

Not one to pussyfoot around, Limberbutt has already launched a campaign website and a campaign slogan, 'Meow is the time!'  His Facebook page has over 11,000 likes and he has almost 2,000 followers on Twitter.

Since filed as a candidate, Limberbutt's campain has received coverage from major media outlets including The Huffington Post, The Guardian and ABC News.Twitter profile