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PETITION FOR BOON LAY CAT-KILLER TO FACE JUSTICE GETS MORE THAN 33K SIGNATURES

A petition calling for justice for the cat that was thrown down from the 22nd floor of a HDB building in Boon Lay was started by a netizen.

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The petition on Change.org has since garnered more than 33,000 signatures from supporters.

The netizen, Nadya Im, said in the description of the petition: “Cat killer in Boon Lay. Brought old docile community cat up to the 22nd floor and threw it to its death. In the original video that has since been deleted, a loud bang was heard shortly after the cat was flung over. What kind of monsters are we living with???”

Netizens’ comments

  • Lock him up and throw away the key, what a disgusting excuse of a human being. 10-years-old so what? Murder is murder.
  • The person doing this is a murderer no matter the age. First they start with animals then they have will no conscience towards fellow human beings. Don’t let this slide
  • That kitty deserves justice and I hope this kid gets the help he needs or more senseless violence will continue. His parents should answer for how this kid is so disturbed at such a young age
  • The poor cat does NOT deserve such a tragic death. This is wrong.
  • i’m not sure if this child is acting out because he needs attention, but what’s next for him after his torture of animals? but we need to show that this behavior is simply not socially or morally acceptable and that any form of animal cruelty will not be tolerated!
  • We need tighter laws on animal cruelty no matter if the perpetrators are children or adults. From his furtive behaviour, this kid obviously is VERY much aware of his actions. No I don’t care if he is a child. He is obviously old enough to know better. There are consequences to your actions and he needs to know this.

AVS investigating

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA Singapore) has since reported the boy’s murderous actions to the authorities.

The Cat Welfare Society (CWS) has also helped the cat’s former caregivers to file a report with the Animal Veterinary Service (AVS), and AVS has also said that they are investigating as well.

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Group director of the AVS, Jessica Kwok, has appealed to the public not to speculate on the case details and let the investigations into the incident run its course.

She added that they do not condone the mistreatment of animals.

Boy not arrested or taken into custody yet

Speaking to The Straits Times, CWS board member Rifdi Rafiuddin said that the police have already spoken to the boy in the distressing video.

Members of SPCA have also visited the family of the boy, according to SPCA executive director Aarthi Sankar.

ST also reported yesterday (16 December) that the boy has yet to be arrested by the police or taken in to custody.

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