ICYMI, Malaysians were horrified these past few weeks when a video of a kitten being set ablaze was making rounds on social media. The outrage led to a serious investigation much like the Netflix documentary Don’t F**k With Cats, a local NGO – the Malaysian Animal Association (MAA) even offered RM3,000 to RM10,000 for any leads on the killer, yet the only information available is that the incident happened in Pahang.
After a week of silence, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are also offering a reward of up to RM20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this heinous act.
The reward for information on this case has now totalled up to RM30,000, including the prior reward offered by the Malaysian Animal Association.
PETA Senior Vice President Jason Baker said,
“The terror and agony that this helpless kitten must have felt as he or she was set alight is hard to imagine… PETA hopes that the rewards will help encourage anyone with information about this cruel and callous crime to come forward immediately so that this kitten’s killer can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”
In the viral video, the assailant poured gasoline over the kitten before lighting the kitten’s fur, immediately causing it to catch fire. Wails of the kitten were heard in the video as it burned to death while being chased and filmed by the killer.
If you or anyone you know has any information about the case, please contact PETA at [email protected] or the Malaysia Animal Association at +6011 2090 1097 (via WhatsApp).
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