Six animal rights crusaders from Shanghai were brought to court in Pudong recently under the rare charge of trying to make their victims eat cat feces, to make matters even worse they didn’t even pick the right guys.
The fact that the four women and two men came from academic backgrounds makes this case even harder to swallow.
6 animal crusaders were brought to court recently when it was discovered that they forced the wrong guys to eat cat feces over a controversial video depicting the abuse of cats.
The crime dates back to September 30th when furious over a controversial video posted online depicting feline abuse, the six animal lovers carried out a bizarre plan of revenge. One of the six defendants lured the two suspected animal abusers into a meeting by posing as someone interested in adopting a pet. Once inside, the other five surrounded their victims and promptly threatened them to eat kitty excrement at knife point.
Apart from the forcing people to dine on shit charge, the district attorney has also accused the group of beating and forcibly cutting the hair of the two victims.
In court, the six defendants defended their misguided actions by expressing their love for animals. However, the district attorney revealed that they were made aware their victims were likely not the ones they were looking for, but went ahead with the torture anyway, just to be sure.
One of the defendants, surnamed Xu, claimed that they were convinced that the two men were lying, while another defendant, surnamed Cao, explained that they had hoped to make an example of the two as a way to deter others from abusing animals.
The guilty party has expressed regret and has confessed to their crimes. Xu is reported to have told the court that although animals have rights, so too do people, and that their actions were inexcusable.
The prosecutor, noting that the defendants had confessed and expressed regret, in addition to the fact that the victims were only lightly injured, has pressed the court to be lenient in its sentencing, we have no idea what that means in this case, have to check the case law.
China has suffered from a less than clean record when it comes to animal rights, where abuse of domestic animals is all too common. Recently a medical school in Xi’an came under scrutiny when it was discovered that faculty had experimented on dogs and left them to die on the school’s roof. In Anhui, hundreds of dog pelts were discovered mysteriously under a bridge.
While it’s not clear how exactly the crusaders administered the torture, we think it probably went something like this:
By Stanley Yu