The question in the title is asked by LiveLeak News. They aren’t sure themselves what is cat abuse and what is not.
I don’t get it. The people in the video throwing two cats around the living room thinking it is okay and letting someone video them and post it on Facebook is imbecilic and arrogant behavior.
How can they think it is okay to do this? The cat is being thrown about 10 feet and on the first throw does a somersault. The cat could have been hurt then. Next he fails to catch the cat when she throws her back. Another possibility to hurt their cat. I stopped the video there as it was enough to realise that this was not about whether it was cat abuse or not but about human arrogance and ignorance.
The video was posted on Kaine Fowler’s Facebook page. Examiner.com (Elisa Black-Taylor) said that within one hour the police had been notified of what is obviously cat cruelty (it is to me). The woman is Melissa Candela. The place is Ashtabula, USA.
We are informed that the couple have been charged with cruelty to companion animals, which proves the point and answers the question in the title. The maximum sentence on conviction is a $1,000 fine and 6 months in jail.
They deserve it. He admits his actions were ignorant, stupid and foolish. As he was babysitting for someone living in the same apartment block, he has exposed himself to collecting another criminal charge.
Both Facebook and Twitter are dangerous websites to say and upload things to. Bad stuff gets picked up fast nowadays and then it is a short step to a knock on the door. People have to be careful.
The cats have been seized and are at a shelter: Ashtabula County Animal Protection League.