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A university student has posted sickening photos of a kitten he says he dismembered with a pair of scissors and he threatened to kill more unless netizens gave him 11 GBP.
Social media user ‘Sae_7’ posted the screenshots of a conversation she had with a student from Zhejiang University in the city of Hangzhou in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang identified as ‘Mr. Zhu’.
Zhu was reportedly offering to sell a small kitten with cat food, litter and toys for 50 RMB (5.6 GBP) on the trading app Xianyu.
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However, the student suddenly sent two photos of the dismembered kitten to ‘Sae_7’ saying: “I just killed a cat, haha.”
He then said that “her organs came out” easily and demanded: “Give me 100 RMB (11.2 GBP) right now or I will kill another one tomorrow.”
‘Sae_7’ was stunned by the images and immediately informed the university dean Mr. Fu while also sharing the shocking screenshots on social media.
According to reports, the dean wrote back and said that they investigated the matter and confirmed that Zhu dismembered a kitten.
The dean added that the culprit has learned from his “big mistake” and promised to no longer abuse animals.
Zhu also wrote an apology on social media: “The cat scratched me when I gave her a ham sausage. I was mad and posted the adoption news on a second-hand trading app.
“During the night, the cat sh*t on my bed and I decided to deal with the trouble asap – killing her.”
Zhu added that he “killed her in the fastest” way and did not torture the kitten like “people online said”.
PETA Asia Vice President Jason Baker told Asia Wire: “Although the university confirmed the abuse, they only ‘educated’ the student.
“This person should be expelled and put in a psychiatric ward. Abusing living animals is unacceptable. That is why we urgently need stricter animal protection laws in China.”
It is unclear whether the matter is being investigated further.