In his own words, Federal Minister of Agriculture Cem Özdemir has a good connection to animals. "I grew up with animals," explained the Green politician during a visit to the animal shelter in Stuttgart at the weekend.
The fat tomcat Max, on the other hand, has already found a home and will soon be moving to his new family. He's more of a cat fan than a dog fan, said Özdemir and took the big gray animal in his arms. Özdemir called for a sense of responsibility when buying and handling pets. He, too, had to restrain himself, because it was impossible to keep animals in his Berlin apartment on the fifth floor.