Youth Faces Jail Sentence for Killing 76 Cats in South Korea

A South Korean youth was sentenced to 14 months in jail for killing 76 cats.  in one of the country’s most gruesome cases of animal cruelty in recent years.

The youth in his 20s, was convicted of violating South Korea’s animal protection law a week back. The Changwon District Court in southeastern South Korea did not identify the man.

The man went on a cat-killing spree between December 2022 and September 2023. He went on killing cats after a cat scratched his car, according to a court verdict.

He caught stray cats and adopted others from online sites before strangling some to death and killing others with scissors, the court order said. He killed one cat by running it over with a car.

The court pointed out that the man’s unspecified mental health status was found to be a motive for his crimes.

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