WARNING: unpleasant content. The video and images are now being investigated by police after it was shared on social media
Cat abusers are anywhere, in any country. Sometimes they don’t even realise that they are abusing their cat such is their degraded level of sensitivity towards animals and others.
In this instance, it is a young couple, possibly living in either Russia, Bulgaria or Romania (but see note below), who have proudly videotaped their cat cruelty. How often do we see that today: people videotaping something that normal people find utterly deplorable? Think about Kristen Lindsey. Nowadays, people have to share everything on internet social media even when it is a crime! Bizarre world.
The video shows a male/female couple pushing what appears be a purebred cat, “Magday”, (doll-faced Persian), judging by her appearance, into a washing machine to punish her for not using the litter box correctly. It is the ultimate form of cat punishment. Of course, it’ll just make things worse. The cat will be even less inclined to use the litter box after this terrifying experience. She’ll be even more anxious. Persians have a history of anxiety causing litter box usage problems based on my reading.
The couple laugh off camera as the washing machine starts to rotate. At one stage the cat is tumbled over violently. The cat cries out and is ignored by the couple. She tries to keep her head above the water level. She paws at the window trying to escape. She looks terrified.
After the couple think they have punished her enough they let her out. Police in the city of Magnitogorsk, Russia are investigating. The video has been circulating on social media websites.
As mentioned, some people are so desensitised to what they’re doing and have so lost their morals that they feel able to post blatant abuse of a cat on social media to proclaim to the world what they have done.
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