A disturbing video showing a woman biting a kitten’s tail and then throwing the defenseless animal against the wall numerous times has led to the abuser’s arrest after animal activists tracked down the woman’s residence. The woman from Moscow, identified as Svetlana Daraselia, posted the video on the Russian social network known as VK. According to news media RT, Daraselia claimed she had been high on drugs and alcohol when she tortured her four-month-old kitten named Thomas.
The video went viral and soon began to circulate on social media platforms around the world. Viewers reacted with a wave of indignation calling for justice and finding the kitten being subjected to the abuse. Particularly egregious was when the little kitten continued to cry out in pain and fear, and the woman just screamed at him.
A friend of Daraselia arranged to go to her home and removed the kitten. And why did the woman inflict such horror on a defenseless kitten? According to the woman, the kitten had torn up her expensive curtains that had been a gift from a friend in the United States. She claimed the curtains cost $25,000.
Animal activists have labeled Daraselia as a violent and aggressive woman. The veterinarian examining Thomas, diagnosed the kitten with a concussion and multiple hematomas stating his entire belly was one huge bruise. He will remain in the veterinarian hospital for at least a week and then be made available for adoption.
As to Daraselia, an investigation for animal cruelty is currently underway. If found guilty of animal cruelty, she faces six months in jail or up to a year of community service.
(Photos and video of woman biting kitten’s tail via VK and social news outlets)
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