Man arrested for beating kitten to death

2012-08-31 08:45

A man who killed a kitten in Phoenix, outside Durban, was released on R1 500 bail.

The 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty on Wednesday, the Mercury reported today.

An off-duty constable was driving with his wife when he saw the man beating the kitten along the Phoenix highway.

Judah Israel shouted at the man showing him his badge and telling him to stop what he was doing but he didn’t listen.

Israel’s wife made a u-turn but when they got back the kitten was already dead.

“I can’t even explain how it felt to watch that. Being an animal lover and not able to stop him quickly enough because of my injury – it’s another feeling altogether,” Israel was quoted as saying in the Mercury.

The man was arrested by two metro police officers who were nearby.

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