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Newsline: US Embassy in Bangkok Recruits Cat Expert in April Fool’s Day Prank

The American Embassy in Bangkok on Friday posted a job advertisement on its official Facebook page to recruit a “Feline Welfare Officer,” in a gag later confirmed by an embassy official to be an April Fool’s Day prank, the Bangkok Post newspaper reported. The vacancy announcement – listed as urgent – claimed to be seeking a feline specialist who self-identified as a “cat servant” with the “ability to exercise tact and judgment in dealing with sharp claws,” the ad reads. The announcement instructed interested candidates to submit cat selfies alongside the application form.



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