Aussie Woman Under Investigation For Throwing Cat In The Air Towards Dog
A New South Wales woman is under investigation after shocking footage showed her throwing a cat high into the air.
The alleged incident was filmed in Wagga Wagga and was reportedly sparked after the cat attacked one of the dogs on the property.
The footage shows the woman pick up the domestic long hair cat and toss it into a field nearby where a dog is barking loudly. It was uploaded to social media by a friend with the comment 'caption this'.
A Wagga Wagga police officer told Prime7: "I have seen the video and it's absolutely disgraceful. We have zero tolerance for animal cruelty in this community.
"Apart from it being really distasteful and disgusting, I don't see why anyone would see a video like that being funny."
7News.com.au says police as well as the RSPCA are investigating to see whether the woman could be up for animal cruelty charges.
The maximum charge for that offence in New South Wales is up to five years in prison as well as a big monetary fine.
According to the Daily Mail, the woman has since apologised for the shocking act and called her actions 'inexcusable'. She says the cat didn't die as a result of the incident despite another report saying the feline was deceased.
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Australia has been rocked by some pretty brutal animal cruelty stories over the past few weeks.
Earlier this week, horrifying footage emerged from Tasmania showing a wombat splattered on a four-wheel-drive with blood covering the front of the vehicle.
One person can be heard during the clip saying: "I've just punched the f*** out of the wombat, you weak c***."
The incident happened on an unsealed, unmarked road at night and was uploaded to Snapchat.
That was two weeks since another wombat attack video went viral, sparking outrage across Australia.
In the video, you can see an off-duty police officer throwing rocks at a wombat somewhere in South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.
"You've got him, you've got him, hit him, hit him," the man in the car says. "Kill him. First man I've ever seen kill a wombat on foot, bro."
The video was been condemned by hundreds of thousands of people, with many shocked that someone would carry out such an unprovoked attack.
South Australia Police confirmed it had started an investigation into the matter.
Interestingly, the man's uncle came out in defence of his nephew, saying that killing a wombat is protected under the Native Title Act and is a practice that has been carried out for hundreds of years.
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