Something's traumatising the cats at the International Cat Show in Turkey

"The moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful," said Milan Kundera wisely. It's a statement that holds true for most creatures.

Except cats. Cats just don't give a damn what anyone thinks and whether anyone's watching. In fact, a cat could count on its lack of fingers how many shits it has to give about yours, mine or anyone else's opinion. Even the opinion of its fellow cats.

Cats are perfection unto themselves, existing on a plane that is above metrics. Each believes itself to be the most beautiful, perfect being - even in their least graceful moments.

With that being the case, the concept of a cat show, where cats have to prove their worth is an absolutely bizarre concept to cats. And, if you needed proof that cats find this distasteful and beneath them, these 8 pictures of traumatised cats at the International Cat Show in Istanbul bear testimony to it.

(Text by Ranjan Crasta/Photo Curation by Priyata Brajabasi)