HEARTLESS: The video clip showing the youth beating a kitten with an umbrella and stomping on it
PETALING JAYA: A video clip showing a youth brutally abusing cats has surfaced on social networking site Facebook, sparking more uproar on animal abuse after the infamous poodle abuse clip on YouTube in January.
In the five-minute closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, allegedly captured in Serdang, Selangor, a youth was merciless at literally getting several cats out of his sight.
Attired in a dark collared T-shirt, white shorts and a baseball cap, the youth repeatedly beat the kittens with an umbrella. One kitten was seen limping away while another lay motionlessly on the floor.
He poked the cat with the tip of his umbrella and when an adult cat dashed forward to the kitten’s aid, he chased it away.
“Even a cat has compassion for her kittens,” a Facebook user posted.
The kitten, too weak to escape the abuse, was kicked and stomped before trying to find refuge near the grilles of what appeared to be the inside of a warehouse.
Putting away his umbrella, the youth picked up another kitten and threw it on the ground and stomped on it twice.
“He knows the CCTV was there. He did it on purpose!” a user commented.
A man was seen passing by but he did not stop the youth.
The disturbing clip, posted last week, has generated more than 1,000 comments from local and international Facebook users, with many expressing disgust and rage.
Some users said they cried while watching the clip and some could not bear to watch the scenes.
“I don't understand his action. Kittens are so cute and innocent. They did not bother him at all. If they do, they would only beg for food or love. Why kill a life?” said another user.
“Is he unable to cope with life that he had to torture these tame creatures?”
Incredibly, the clip also generated 129 "likes".
Another user said the youth looked like a girl. “It’s not a he, it’s a she,” the user commented.
The clip may be viewed at www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v
'A monster who deserves no mercy'
PETALING JAYA: The public have been urged to provide information on a youth, believed to be from Serdang, Selangor, who is seen abusing several kittens in a video clip on Facebook.
When contacted by The Malay Mail, a spokesman for the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) said: "For us to take action, it would help if those with information lodge a police report and provide all the necessary details."
Malaysian Animal Rights Society president N. Surendran said: "The culprit must be punished for his atrocity. He urge the public with information to come forward so police can arrest him. Animal abuse should never be tolerated."
Malaysian Animal Welfare Society president Shenaaz Khan said: "Previously, a poodle and now kittens. It's barbarism on a whole new level. The youth is a monster who deserves no mercy under the eyes of the law. Anyone with information should do society a favour by exposing him."