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Kitten decapitation sparks online fury in China

Beheading quickly follows case of dog shelter employee sacked for killing seven puppies by throwing them to the ground

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 May, 2014, 12:05pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 May, 2014, 4:14pm
 

A Chinese woman who beheaded a kitten and posted pictures online has provoked a wave of fury from tens of thousands of web users, with some calling her “insane”.
   
Li Pingping, a former marketing consultant in Huizhou in the southern province of Guangdong, bought the kitten earlier this month and decapitated it in her bathroom last week, China Daily reported on Thursday.
   
She then posted photos of the kitten’s body and its severed head on Weibo, setting off outraged reactions.
   
Li deleted the posts but after the online criticism continued for days, she penned an open letter apologising and explaining that she had been drunk and acted out of anger after suspecting her father had been involved in an extramarital affair, China Daily said.

The news of the kitten’s decapitation follows the sacking of an employee at a stray dog shelter in the eastern province of Hangzhou, who caused outrage by brutally killing seven puppies on Monday.

Pictures showing a middle-aged man lifting a newborn puppy into the air before throwing it on to the ground went viral on Weibo and attracted thousands of critical comments.

Li’s letter sparked similar outrage, drawing more than 60,000 comments, with many continuing to berate Li.

“Brutally dismembering a poor kitten in your bathroom, then posting the photos online?” one Weibo user wrote on Tuesday. “The cruelty is just beyond imagination.”
   
Others suspected that Li may have psychological problems and that her previous postings suggested she may have been considering suicide.

China does not currently have any laws to protect non-endangered animals.  Nonetheless a small but growing animal rights movement exists and reports of animal cruelty frequently draw anger.

Last week, a British resident of Beijing watched in horror as a city management official and four others beat his small dog to death in front of him, The Beijinger magazine reported.

The man had been out walking his dog when the officials demanded his registration papers, the magazine said.

After he explained that he was still in the process of registering the dog, the officials held him back and beat the dog to death with sticks, then scooped its body into a bag.

Police told the man that “without the registration documents, there was no recourse for him”, the magazine said.

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538e4194-add0-48a0-8c99-52b50a3209cb
I wonder if an eye for an eye kind of JUSTICE would ever be enough of a deterrent for these DEMENTED POS in order to prevent others from committing these CRIMES of CRUELTY???
538e4194-add0-48a0-8c99-52b50a3209cb
This MONSTROUS PSYCHOPATH needs to be locked away in mental institution for a period of at least 5 years!!! I'm just sorry she didn't commit suicide beforehand in order for the poor innocent life of the kitten to have been spared. The SHE DEVIL is seriously DERANGED & should be held accountable for this HORRIFIC CRUELTY! So sick of all the EXTREME cases of VIOLENCE towards animals in China, it's VILE & DISGUSTING!!! I will NEVER want to visit that country, I'm sure I'd be only be arrested if I ever did. I would not be able to keep quiet about all of the ongoing animal ABUSE/TORTURE that takes place there, with NO consequences for the many perpetrators. I have NO RESPECT or tolerance left.
CatherineOhlLaw
Always the same problem, from everyone there, violence is always the acceptable solution.
LunarRepublic
*sigh*
Knowing Chinese internet vigilante justice, this girl won't last a week.
baysidedweller
sick sick sick.
She looks like a pretty woman, but with a rotten heart.
Chinese proverb: "you may know the person's face but not her heart" - so true.
Comrade Crunch
..............and these are the kind of people that are moving into HK. They have no respect for life.
likingming
HK is the most suitable place for the mainlanders while some mainlanders learn the ways to kill cats from the HKers counterparts witnessed months ago.
nicolas
MAINLANDERS TREATED ANIMALS SO CRUELTY. I'VE SEEN PEOPLE TRYING TO CATCH CATS BY USING A BIG MOUSE TRAP DURING NIGHT TIME. THEY FEAST ON CAT AFTER THEY CATCH THEM. IT ALSO HAPPEN THAT I SAW A GUY TRYING TO KILL A KITTEN BY HITTING HER WITH A BIG STONE. IF NOT FOR A PASSERBY WHO SHOUTED AND STOP THAT STUPID GUY FROM STONING THE POOR LITTLE KITTEN. THE KITTEN MIGHT HAVE DIED FROM SEVERE WOUND. MAINLANDERS ARE SO RUDE AND FILTHY RUBBISH. THAT'S WHY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE TOO RELENTLESS TO STOP THE MAINLANDERS FROM VISITING THEIR PEACEFUL AND ANIMAL LOVING SOCIETY.....
5344b01b-f510-481f-af24-35070a320969
That's a rude comment if you pinpoint mainlanders the issue is that some people around the world are cruel and hurt animals not all mainlanders are that cruel
pgrath1
Most mass ****s started as children mutilating animals.
This woman sounds seriously deranged

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