I can’t stand cats, but this is just disgusting

Regular readers know I can’t stand cats, but this story is just disgusting. That is no way to treat cats, humane dispatching of animals is always preferable. This guy is an animal himself:

A man accused of putting a cat in a plastic bag before throwing it under cars because it was the “quickest way” to kill the animal has been found guilty of ill-treatment.

Vincent Paul Fleming was found guilty at the Auckland District Court of a charge of cruelty to animals after a defended hearing today.

Fleming, an unemployed social worker, told police he found his flatmate’s cat dead behind his home in Mt Roskill, Auckland in January and repeated that evidence today in court. 

But Judge Heemi Taumaunu rejected Fleming’s evidence and described his behaviour as “bizarre”.

Constable Matthew Bunce told the court Fleming told him the cat had been hit by a car.

He said Fleming told him he had “kicked at it and it did nothing”. He put the dead cat in a bag and took it to a dairy on Boundary Rd.

Mr Bunce said he also asked Fleming how he knew the cat was dead. Fleming responded: “Its head was squashed and it was bleeding … I chucked it under some cars to make sure it was dead. It was buggered …”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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