Lawyers and cat video makers are calling for an investigation after a cat fight between two lawyers in Adelaide sparked controversy.
The footage emerged on Monday night after a lawyer and his cat had a heated argument.
It showed one of the lawyers holding his cat in his hand, while the other lawyer had the cat attack another.
It was filmed by a bystander who claimed to have seen the incident.
One of the video’s producers, who asked not to be named, said he had been in a similar situation with a cat before.
“I had a cat with me when I was in law school, I had a pet cat.
I’m not sure if it was my cat or my dog,” he said.
One of his clients, who had been with him, told the ABC the incident was “completely unnecessary”. “
My pet cat went on a rampage, bit my leg and then the other guy had a paw on my leg, which I couldn’t move.”
One of his clients, who had been with him, told the ABC the incident was “completely unnecessary”.
“He said he was very upset that his lawyer was being dragged out of the courtroom by a cat and that the cat attacked his client and it’s quite disgusting,” the client said.
The lawyer said he would take legal action against the cat owner.
“It was just an accident.
If the cat had attacked me it would have been a different story,” he told the broadcaster.
A spokeswoman for the Law Society of South Australia said the organisation was investigating the incident and “will be liaising with the Law Council”.
“If we find that this behaviour is not within our codes of conduct, we will be investigating it,” the spokeswoman said.