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Calls for animal abuse to be illegal in China after cat and unborn kittens killed by boiling water

The cat and her four unborn kittens died from their injuries. The man said he wanted revenge because the stray cat stole his sausage. China has no animal cruelty laws.

PHOEBE ZHANG: China’s state broadcaster CCTV called for legislation against animal abuse after news of a Chinese security guard pouring boiling water over a pregnant cat went viral on social media… On Monday, a video reporting that a man in Taiyuan in central China’s Shanxi province locked a white cat in a cage and poured scalding water over it went viral on social media. A passer-by stopped the man and helped drive the cat to a pet hospital, CCTV reported.

The man said he wanted revenge because the stray cat stole his sausage… The cat and her four unborn kittens died from their injuries, CCTV reported. China has no animal cruelty laws… “It is the consensus of the whole society to say no to cruelty against animals, but incidents of cruelty and killing of animals still occur from time to time,” the broadcaster said in an article published on its Twitter-like Weibo account on Thursday.

“Faced with such serious acts of committing and spreading violence, we should no longer remain at the level of moral condemnation,” it said… A hashtag that accompanied the Weibo post reporting on the cat cruelty was read over 560 million times by Friday morning… In the past, Chinese netizens had taken it into their own hands to expose acts of animal abuse and they have helped incidents go viral online. SOURCE…

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