A 20-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man was sentenced to two years of probation along with being ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and to donate $500 to an animal shelter after he pleaded guilty to kicking a cat on a Kansas City high school football field in May 2018. The cat was later found dead on the field.
Johnathan Taylor had been a student at the school. As is becoming the norm these days, the person who videoed the abuse decided to post a his work to Snapchat. It shows Taylor about to kick a field goal and proceeds to kick a small black cat. The video ends right after the cat lands. According to animal health experts, the cat was kicked 20 to 25 yards.
The video below is graphic. It was posted before Taylor was identified as the person who kicked the cat.
Despite Taylor originally denied being the one shown kicking the cat, several witnesses stepped forward and identified him as the abuser. Taylor can be heard in the video saying
“man get that cat outta here, I’ll kick that cat.”
A voice can be heard saying ‘field goal.’ Taylor admitted the cat was probably in pain since it never moved after being kicked and added “cats have nine lives.”
What is WRONG with people these days? Not only do they take pride in injuring/killing helpless animals but they don’t have the good sense not to share what they did on social media. On the bright side, these wastes of human space are providing lots of evidence to use against them once the case goes to court.
And what is wrong with officials? Taylor was convicted of misdemeanor animal abuse. Excuse me but this cat is DEAD-NOT abused. Yet another case of too little in both the charges and the punishment. Taylor should have been tried and convicted of felony animal cruelty. No plea bargaining in exchange for pleading guilty. I guess we’ll just have to wait until he harms or kills a person.
That poor cat definitely didn’t get justice here. In my opinion, those who stood around and watched and didn’t even try to help the cat are just as guilty.
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