Man beats kitten to death in Durban

2012-08-31 11:42

Durban - A man who killed a kitten in Phoenix, outside Durban, was released on R1 500 bail, the Mercury reported on Friday.

The 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty on Wednesday.

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.

  • logical007 - 2012-08-31 11:46

    what could a kitten have done to deserve to be beaten to death? And now this disgrace of a human is out on bail at only R1500? Pathetic!

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-31 12:23

      We dont need filth like this on the planet! I shudder to think how you treat humans! What kind of message is R1500.00 bail setting?

      dirk.naude.12 - 2012-08-31 12:34

      And this is justified by bludgeoning the animal to death? What about capture and relocating? What about the SPCA? Look, unfortunately animals get put down, but there are more humane ways of doing this.

      mo.matt.14 - 2012-08-31 12:40

      South Africa's track record on animal rights and protection is absolutely dismal. By SA law animals are seen as objects, not beings. A person who can do this much harm to a poor animal who has no chance of defending himself will in all probability easily do the same to another human.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-08-31 12:44

      Abra, you are not serious?!? Because if you are, then you need urgent help!!

      christian.denyschen - 2012-08-31 12:44

      @abra 30 years ago some cultures didn't like blacks, did that make it ok to abuse them or kill them? Now that I think of it I don't like you so I'm sure by your logic I can beat you to a pulp then?

      nasheenar - 2012-08-31 12:46

      Piece of useless garbage throw petrol over him and set him alight.

      shaun.coles - 2012-08-31 12:47

      @abra.kadaver.1 - Your comment makes no sense?? So if you don't like a specific animal that gives you the right to beat it to death....

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-31 13:11

      I was having a good day UNTIL now!!! People like this just make me sick. Do you know how much beating it takes to kill something? Humans in general are wicked, wicked, wicked! May his sorry a@$$ roast in jail forever. Bastard!!!!!

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-31 13:14

      @ abra.kadaver (what a dreadful name ~ says it all I guess), whether you like an animal, human, plant or whatever or not, it doesn't give you the right to trash it. Humans really have to learn to live and let live. This sorry world in which we live in is in need of so much love and light ~ that is our purpose here ~ not to judge, mutilate, rape, pillage, destroy as humankind is currently doing. I suggest you find some love in your heart and ask for light to surround you. Oh yes, AND change your moniker!

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-08-31 13:20

      Fu%K this makes me mad, give me that man, I will kill him with my bear hands!!!

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-08-31 13:21

      F U abra, worthless piece of s&^t

      janine.arulnathan - 2012-08-31 13:24

      SERIOUSLY....WHY????? Hurting any animal is bad enough...but a kitten???Who kills kittens??????...

      christian.denyschen - 2012-08-31 13:39

      Abra the negative stereotype we metal fan have to endure is cause of idiots like you hope you have a terrible day d@@s!

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-08-31 11:48

    It takes a sick kind of person to bludgeon a kiiten to death. How long before this sick f@#$ moves to babies and women? His name and picture should be made known to the public so we can keep an "eye" on him.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-08-31 12:23

      I'd love to show that sick F what it feels like to be beaten to a pulp.

      nasheenar - 2012-08-31 12:42

      I agree. Name him and shame him

  • Forest Gump - 2012-08-31 11:52

    thumbs up to the off duty officer for going beyond the call of duty. This heartless man needs to b named an shamed

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-31 13:17

      I agree that the off-duty officer is a being of light who knows about being kind and loving! He is to be admired and made an example of, far-and-wide!

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-31 12:00

    Reading this leaves me cold and with tears in my eyes. Being an animal lover I will NEVER understand the cruelty some people show towards beautiful animal who want nothing more than food, water and affection and who will repay your affection 10 fold. This pr*ck should be locked up!

  • sanesh.allopi - 2012-08-31 12:00

    Scum !!! Well done to the cops though I wish u had half beaten him to death too. Eyewitnesses and photographic evidence, but he just gets bail and walks. Please name and shame this piece of cr@p.

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-08-31 12:02

    Third article before lunch time about animal cruelty... This is disgusting really, hurting innocent and defenseless animals :-(

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-31 12:02

    CONE ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF is going on with people today?? First the stabbed and burried alive dog, then half dead cattle on a farm, now this???!!!!!!!!!! We are becoming savages. Neanderthals - STOP IT PLEASE!!!!!!

  • wernermorris - 2012-08-31 12:03

    Okay wtf, Seriously wtf. Give me this guys address. I'll go to jail for killing him it's fine.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-08-31 12:24

      I'll help you.

      dirk.naude.12 - 2012-08-31 12:27

      Nah Morris, we need to fasten this guy to a chair and tie a fluffy mouse dipped in whiskers to his balls. We'll then need about 7-10 hungry street cats... oh and also someone willing to go the distance by tying the fluffy toy to his balls.

      beertjie.peertjie - 2012-08-31 12:45

      @dirk: if the d...head even has balls.

      adrienne.bateceruti - 2012-08-31 13:01

      I am right behind you too Werner - I see cruelty with horses and my blood boils and being a horse rider myself, I let rip at whoever and couldn't care less what they think of my life, animals first then humans.

  • malemaisawanker - 2012-08-31 12:03

    rot in hell you scumbag!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-31 12:03

    Why do animal killers never get jail time?.

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-08-31 12:24

      The way people treat animals reflects in how they treat people and their natural environment.

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-08-31 12:04

    So basically, people can pay a few thousand to murder here in SA.

  • rianie.grobler - 2012-08-31 12:05

    As a animal lover especially cats I started crying when I read what this imbecile did to this poor kitten! And all he gets is a R1500 fine. Anybody who does that to a defenseless animal must be tortured to death! Thank you to the policeman and his wife who tried to safe the poor animal.

  • phillip.hoffman.7146 - 2012-08-31 12:07

    Actions like this can be the beginning of more things to come. Many violent criminals have shown that they had been responsible for cruelty to animals, prior to other violent crimes. Behaviour like this not only needs to be punished severly but the culprit must also be monitored to prevent future crime.

  • Adil Smit - 2012-08-31 12:07

    He needs jailtime.

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-08-31 12:07

    String him up by the nuts and beat him like the bitch he is.

  • jessica.kruger.3785 - 2012-08-31 12:08

    Name and shame ppl like this. Full colour photos on every newspaper for animal and child abusers!

  • tracy.theron.33 - 2012-08-31 12:08

    Seriously?? A R1500 bail... in my books someone who could beat a defenseless kitten or puppy deserves to be put doen - they don't belong on this planet. I applaud constable Israel, for trying to stop this atrocious act.

  • gareth.breydenbach - 2012-08-31 12:09

    Anyone who hurts animals should be shot!

  • niel.phillips.7 - 2012-08-31 12:09

    this cruelty slays me..they should beat this bastard so badly that he bleeds to death......slowly

  • walters.delia - 2012-08-31 12:10

    I just read an article about a starving dog being beaten, stabbed and then buried alive, and now a defenceless kitten being beaten to death for no reason? What kind of sick, depraved 'person' is capable of this sort of hideous act? These 'people' will eventually move on to torture people as well. Cruelty to animals should be dealt with harshly; it is an unacceptable act in a civilised society. My heart goes out to all the animals who live daily lives of absolute misery. People need to report any act of cruelty they know of, even if it is a family member, friend or neighbour. Animal abuse is surely a sign of a mental illness, as no normal person with normal emotions should be capable of such cruelty.

      ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-08-31 12:37

      You forgot the cattle starving article. Today is not a good day for humanity

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-08-31 12:14

    Good for Mr Israel they must send the animal murderer to the slammer for 10 years at least.

  • dirk.naude.12 - 2012-08-31 12:16

    Is this R1500, 00 'fine' also applicable to anyone beating this 42 year old SOB to death?

      dirk.naude.12 - 2012-08-31 12:50


      adrienne.bateceruti - 2012-08-31 13:04

      And then I accidentally stood on his face with my high heels on.....afterall he was on the ground, and i didn't see the SOB!

  • megan.romeyn - 2012-08-31 12:18

    Digusting piece of filth why is he given bail of R1500? is an animal's life worth so little? He should be covered in honey and have a hive of bees set on him, perhaps he will then feel some of the pain he inflicted upon that helpless kitten. The only consolation I get is that hopefully he will rot in hell one day, and that is for eternity!!

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-08-31 12:19


  • Adil Smit - 2012-08-31 12:21

    People that do this sort of thing often escalate to commit crimes against humans as well. Remove him from society.

  • christina.marais - 2012-08-31 12:25

    Bring him to mee I will make mince meat of the low laying scumbag!!!!!

  • lostand.damnedskeptic - 2012-08-31 12:28

    terrible human.

  • samantha.5243 - 2012-08-31 12:30

    seems like my comment got deleted, maybe too many ##$^%#$%#$!!!!- this is what these articles on animal abuse today make me feel like saying!

      george.casper.315 - 2012-08-31 12:45

      Chill Samantha i was also deleted on the dead cow issue seem thay have no balls.

  • ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-08-31 12:31

    Big man killing a cat and a baby one at that! Sicko!

      dirk.naude.12 - 2012-08-31 12:37

      Yeah agreed, a real tough guy.

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-08-31 12:31

    What the hell? What is wrong with these people?

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-08-31 12:36

    Did I miss out on something. Is it national animal abuse day today or something??? Man these people are truly sick.

  • boris.konjar - 2012-08-31 12:37

    Dexter time. Gut the wondeful person.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-08-31 12:39

    Steve.Matsane! How's your mind bru, posses any kind of intellect you tardboy?

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-08-31 12:40

    What's up with all these evil losers killing lil animals?

  • charmain.nel.7 - 2012-08-31 12:49

    is that all the fine he gets people who kill animals who knows maybe they are people killers look into his past bastard what can a kitten do for this or any animal for that matter

  • klaas.waarzegger.7 - 2012-08-31 12:50

    Why do I need to write the same comment twice on the same day? People's character, can be judged on the way they treat animals. Stuff outdated customs, religion, beliefs etc.

  • C0deMaster - 2012-08-31 12:54

    Very sick indeed! abra.kadaver, your comment is rather narrow-minded and presumptuous. Just because YOU might not "blink an eye" at a snake being beaten to death, don't assume others would too, irrespective of cultural beliefs. Some people might also argue with you that a kitten is a warm-blooded mammal, while a snake isn't. In my eyes, a creature is a creature, and all should be treated equal. Justice in my eyes would be this pig getting a jail term, and a meeting with "Bubba".

  • tu.centsworth.9 - 2012-08-31 12:57

    F***ng a*shole!!

  • thulani.pityana - 2012-08-31 13:04

    What is wrong with this man? A kitten? Maybe he's a wizard.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-08-31 13:27

    This earth belongs to all of us, not just the one's that think they belong here, and by that I mean all the animals and plants, insects and I guess I have to add the human animal here as well. But there are some of these so called humans who don't have a place on this Earth of ours,....

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-31 13:33

    what is this bastards name, name him and shame him, these are not people, anyone who harms any animal is pure evil, i do not care what colour you are, if you harm a animal, any animal, you will pay the price. BURN IN HELL SCUM

  • chantel.lowings - 2012-08-31 13:38

    I feel ashamed to call myself human. What is wrong with the world? Man beats kitten to death, woman films sex acts with dog? My God in heaven!

  • natusvanniekerk - 2012-08-31 13:39

    He should suffer the same fate as the kitten.

  • lindie.nel.98 - 2012-08-31 13:41

    Dis so ongelooflik siek!!!! As ek op so iets moet afkom sal ek nie verantwoordelik gehou kan word vir my aksies nie!! My koppie sal heel uithak!!! Daar gaan niks met hom gebeur nie want daar word nie eens regtig iets gedoen aan moordenaars in ons land nie!!!

  • leslene.dunn - 2012-08-31 13:45

    We have no laws protecting animals, that's why humans just do as they want with them. He should be tied to a stake and set alight - we don't need people like this on earth.

  • caitlin.hoferichtercroudace - 2012-08-31 13:46

    You seem to have no problems killing animals ... You're an animal, and I promise you, I have no problem treating you the same way you treated that kitten and im sure my fellow South Africans would quite agree! Rot in hell you sick excuse for a human being!

      chantel.lowings - 2012-08-31 13:54

      Wish I could put 600 thumbs up on your comment caitlin. I aggree!

      Nazerine Joseph - 2013-09-13 21:28

      I Absolutely agree with you I think the sick bastarD shoulD be beaten to a pulp

  • cherie.kleynhans - 2012-08-31 13:59

    You know what, its actually not worth it to comment. Because as much as we fight for justice for the animals who are being tortured

  • brynvw - 2012-08-31 14:12

    This just disgusts me! I hate it I hate it I hate it! I'm wiping away the tears here!

      mariaan.hoffeldt - 2012-10-12 09:26

      Daar is nie plek vir sulke mense\r\nOp aarde nie..... Nou wonder ek\r\nEk maar; daars soveel aborsies,\r\nHoekom wag die mense nie dat hulle\r\nHulle vuil werk kan doen en self hulle\r\nEie vuilwerk sal doen, daar sal baie\r\nMinder aborsies wees.\r\nEk glo daars n diere he'll vir die\r\nSulke mense! Hier waar ek bly gaan n\r\nBom bars! \r\nMaar mense wil mos nie betrokke\r\nRaak nie, nie met kinders of met\r\nDiere nie! Ons gaan voor n regter\r\nStoel staan eendag. Is mishandeling\r\nVan die ook nie om nie aandag\r\nTe gee nie.

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-08-31 14:18

    The late Mahatma Gandi once said that you can judge a nation by the way it treats its animals. Today I am not a proud South African.

  • Aads - 2012-08-31 16:46

    someone should beat him to death!!!!!!! - rubish