Editors Comment: Story is from 2013. Warning graphic images below the article.
According to a 1997 study done by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Northeastern University, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than are individuals without a history of animal abuse …’
Alerta Digital (Translated) – “Swedish police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a photo published on the net where four men appeared with the severed head of a cat. One held the animal’s head while another was carrying a knife and the cat’s body.
After leaving the photo on the net, new images have been revealed where you can see how the cat is skinned by a man with a large knife and standing proudly with the cat’s head.
Östergötland police were investigating the case, but it finally went to Nykoping. According to a police report, the man with the cat’s head has been identified as a citizen of Vagnhärad, Sweden. The only one identified is the prime suspect of animal cruelty because the picture was published.
Following the identification, the portal has been exposed to reveal the identity of the four men involved through their social profiles on Facebook.
According to the website, who holds the animal’s head by the name of Hamza Tchaki, of Tunisian origin. At his side, holding the knife appears Youssef Ben Ali, while the left is Kuorbam Uomama with a baseball cap. Finally, the man who is at the bottom of the photo is Firas Mani. They are all Tunisian govern.
The tortured cat has become a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook.” Source – Alerta Digital (Spanish).
Cruelty Toward Animals Is A Good Indicator Of Future Cruelty Toward People – “According to a 2001-2004 study by the Chicago Police Department, as reported by The Humane Society, ‘Of those arrested for animal crimes, 65 percent had been arrested for battery against another person.’ 65 percent is an overwhelming majority and, surprisingly or not, this statistic is not one of a kind. The Humane Society lists many more documented and researched cases that share similar figures. For example, ‘of 36 convicted multiple murderers … 46 percent admitted committing acts of animal torture as adolescents’ or ‘of seven school shootings that took place across the country between 1997 and 2001, all involved boys who had previously committed acts of animal cruelty.’ All of these statistics echo a similar morbid message: cruelty toward animals is a good indicator of future cruelty toward people.”
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