Two male students studying at the Sichuan Agricultural University in Chengdu were forced to apologize yesterday after furious comments poured in over a video clip showing them torturing a kitten to death.
The video clip, which was uploaded yesterday, began with one student strangling the kitten as it attempted to escape. Then one student held on to the kitten’s head as the other pulled its body in the opposite direction, dropping the animal on the ground after it was dead.
The two students apologized yesterday evening, explaining that they’d purchased the pet on March 21 for 150 yuan but wanted to return it because it was too noisy in the dorm.
When the seller only offered to return 50 yuan, they decided to kill the kitten to ‘vent their anger’, according to Shanghai Daily.
“I am sorry about killing the cat. I am very sad. It’s my fault and I should not have killed the cat. I do not dare to ask an apology from those who love cats. I am sorry to the school as well.”
The school said it would punish the students according to campus regulations. Both students were majoring in animal sciences.
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