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Awful French man found guilty for torturing Oscar!

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(Printscreen from the video – you can view the awful video by searching for “Oscar cat Marseille”)

Last week, the entire France was shocked following a video of a man throwing a kitten into the air and onto the pavement. This horrible man, Farid Ghilas, 24, filmed himself throwing a tiny kitten, called Oscar, towards the building and then falling hard on the ground. The man seemed quite proud and happy of his actions in the video.

Following the release of the video, the kitten was immediately taken away by the French Society for the Protection Of Animals, who said that the kitten had a stomach injury and a broken foot. He is still is a shock-state but is expected to make a full recovery.

Farid Ghilas, was found guilty of cruelty acts towards animals and was jailed for one year.

I find such actions completely mortifying and I hope this case will serve as an example for others and help us prevent further cases like this in the future!!

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Oscar is currently recovering in the shelter!

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Cat over-population of New Zealand

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I came across this fascinating article today about the Rangitikei District (North Island of New Zealand) trying to pass a petition to limit the number of allowed cats in the household to just three.

The reasoning behind is that there are too many homeless cats running around the streets, people have too many cats and do not get them neutered and spayed. The supporters say that there is a massive cat over-population and due to a high number of homeless cats, their children can’t play outside because of cat excrement everywhere.

However, many are against this proposal saying that the council can’t impose on people how many pets to have. What do you think about this? Is this too much or is the New Zealand council taking a right decision?

*Photo source: http://www.catster.com/the-scoop/gareth-morgan-cat-ban-new-zealand