A 23 year-old British man, who put his cat in a tumble drier, filmed it whirling round and uploaded the footage on YouTube, was sentenced to 56 days in prison by Huntingdon Magistrates on Tuesday last. The RSPCA got involved by finding a new home for the cat.
ALLAN STAUGHTON, 23, was the man who unnecessarily made the cat to suffer by putting her in a tumble dryer. After such a ruthless act, he was banned from keeping animals as pets. The cat belonged to his ex-girlfriend. It was a wicked crime; the cat Princess has injured her tongue and broken a tooth during the incarceration.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) immediately removed the video from the YouTube and described it as a 'wicked crime'.
Kevin Warboys, the lawyer of Staughton, said that his client was obsessed with children's television and was also suffering from attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although he said that it was not a 'logical explanation' of his client's action.
The cat was severely traumatized after the incident. Celia Chignell, the presiding magistrate at the Huntingdon court told BBC, “We see this as a form of torture which is reinforced by the vet's report.”
Chris Nice, RSPCA inspector said that such a cruel person should be banned from keeping pets for lifetime, and that is exactly what has happened, reported AFP.