There are earlier updates as the post was first published in around 2012.
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.
Update May 26, 2022: it should be added that a Netflix, three-part, docuseries was created on the back of the activities of a group of amateur Internet sleuths who launched a manhunt for Luka Magnotta after he achieved notoriety in 2010 for sharing this graphic video online of himself suffocating two kittens. The video is the subject matter of this entire page. The docuseries was called “Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer“.
To bring readers right up to date, the latest American mass murderer, Salvador Ramos, who allegedly shot 19 kids and two adults to death at Robb Elementary School, Texas, wanted fame similar to that portrayed in the Netflix docuseries. It appears that he wanted the same sort of fame that Luka Magnotta attained.
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.
NOTE: PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS TO SEE THE IMAGES. I CAN’T PRESENT THEM ON THIS PAGE BECAUSE OF ADVERTISERS’ OBJECTIONS. SORRY.
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-known 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.
On 26th December 2019, I found the video thanks to a commentor (see comment below).
Because Google advertisers are uncomfortable with these sorts of videos for understandable reasons, I have to publish it on a page where there are no adverts.
Magnotta suffocates 2 tabby kittens that he caresses beforehand by placing them in a plastic bag. The video stops at the moment he places the first kitten in the bag as I have edited out the remainder to make it acceptable to the company which hosts this website. I have not watched the remainder of the video.Click here to see the video
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 summarized 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 Bestgore.com in which was depicted a naked 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 although one report is that he will be incarcerated without parole. He was also sentenced to 19 years for other offences. Source Wikipedia.
His former girlfriend Barbie Swallows said: “He knows the difference between right and wrong; he deliberately murdered an innocent victim and those sweet little kittens. I hope the coronavirus finds him in prison, he has no remorse for what he did and only cares about himself.”
The reference to Covid is to an outbreak of the disease at the prison where he is incarcerated: Port-Cartier prison up the river from Quebec City. TMZ reported that 15 inmates and 15 employees contracted the virus. That was May 2020.
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 December, 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.
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