WARNING – DON’T GET INVOLVED IF THIS MIGHT UPSET YOU – but is it fake (no!)? This video, called “Christmas Kittens” shows a boy killing two innocent and charming kittens. I have watched bits of it to confirm that it is the video. Although, I tend to never erase such images from my memory and I feel this damages me psychologically. There are many updates to this page because the page evolved and please note that the page was first written before May 25th 2012, a time when the story was fresh and evolving on the internet. THE VIDEO IS NOW – DEC 2019 – ON THIS PAGE AFTER I STRUGGLED TO FIND IT AND MAKE IT WORK..
Update 3rd Oct 2014: the kittens were killed and the person who allegedly did it is Luka Rocco Magnotta (born Eric Clinton Kirk Newman; July 24, 1982). There is a second video of him feeding kittens to a python (NY Post). This video has spawned a conspiracy theory as the hand of someone else comes into the video. Did he have an accomplice or are they the hands of the snake’s owner? In fact Luka’s mom says the hand (which does not move) is in the kitten killing video and that it belongs to Emanuel “Manny” Lopez. She wants the police to investigate. As the hand is static it is said that it is not real. Magnotta claims he was forced by Manny to do this terrible deed. But the authorities say it is a fictional character.
Magnotta was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a teenager. He is accused of killing and dismembering Chinese international student Lin Jun. I believe his trial is coming up at the date of this update (more about this at base of page).
I have found the actual video – see below update: although it worked originally, it no longer works 5 hours later. On YouTube there are other versions of it but they are just a single screen-shot like the one below.
The video starts in a very sinister way. Apparently he…
….takes two kittens and seals them into a vacuum bag, then sucks all the air out and watches them die. Really sad because the kittens are helpless and the guy and his friends laugh and play Christmas songs….Please help find this sick twisted Maniac..
I have provided these screenshots in case someone deletes the video at source which would leave the screen black here.
The video is (was?) on the www.flix.co.il website. This is a site based in Israel or concerns Israel as the language is Hebrew.
Here is the video: update: it no longer works..see link to the video below
I have published this page because I feel that I have a duty to do so.
I have put this article on the cat behavior page because so much about cat behavior is in fact about us.
It is a well know fact that animal abuse by young people can be a precursor to the same people abusing people and worse.
There is a classic case in the newspapers this morning (December 22nd 2010) of Stephen Griffiths, who calls himself “the Crossbow Cannibal”. His Facebook alter ego is “Ven Pariah”. He is described by a psychiatrist as, “a sadistic psychopath”. A neighbour describes seeing him as a thirteen year child, “catching, killing and dissecting birds..” He ended up killing three women, two with a crossbow bolt to the head, the third with a hammer. He cooked and ate two; the third he ate raw.
We should try and identify this person. Check things out and if he did kill two kittens in this sadistic manner he needs treatment and punishment and then lifetime monitoring to protect the public.
Link to the website’s page hosting the video:..this no longer works either…very strange, sorry.
http://www.flix.co.il/tapuz/showVideo.asp?m=3781020 – link broken. Sorry.
On 26th December 2019, I found the video thanks to a commentor (see comment below). Here it is:
Further Update Dec 2019:
Here is some more about Luka Magnotta in brief (also read more by clicking on this link if you wish). The killing of the two kittens must have taken place before the murder of Lin Jun which can be summerised as follows. Magnotta has suffered from schizophrenia since 2000. He fled Canada after an 11-minute video titled 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick was uploaded to to Bestgore.com in which was depicted a nakes male being stabbed with an ice pick and then a knife and then dismembered followed by acts of necrophilia.
He was arrested in Berlin reading about himself at a cafe. He tried to get away by giving false names. On May 29 2012 a left foot was sent to the Conservative Party of Canada HQ. Then a left hand was sent to the Liberal Party. It was intercepted. These were the body parts of Lin Jun. His head was found by a lake in Montreal, Canada.
Magnotta was convicted of murder (and other offences) after a 12 week trial on Dec 14th 2014 after pleading not guilty due to his schizophrenia. The jury sat for 8 days. He is serving a life sentence and will be eligible for parole in 25 years from 2014 althoug one report is that he will be incarcerated without parole. He was also sentenced to 19 years for other offences. Source Wikipedia.
The man is notorious enough for Netflix to pay for a full documentary on him. Here is the trailer. It was aired on Dec 18th 2019. On 20th Decemeber, the feedback from people who have seen the video is interesting.
I’ve never seen something so disturbing in all my life and I’ve watched some tough crime documentaries. what a sick individual
The movie has been described as brutal. It has brought some viewers to tears. Magnotta never ceases to shock and disturb. One commentor said it made him cry.
I would like to thank Ruth for pointing this story out to me.