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Man Caught on Video Hanging a Cat from a Tree and Using it as a Punching Bag

A sadistic man in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev has been arrested for animal cruelty after he was caught on video hanging a cat from a tree and using it as a punching bag.

Animal rights activists were tipped off by 31-year-old Dmitry Kiyanitsa’s neighbors that he was abusing cats. However, in order to get police involved, Svetlana Lavrikova and Yulia Khomenko needed evidence – so they secretly filmed him.

What they caught on tape was horrifying. Not only did they record him beating a cat with a hose pipe and a stick, but they knew they had the evidence they needed when they videoed him hanging a cat to a tree by a metal wire around its throat and then started punching it.

Because of it’s very disturbing content, we’ve elected not to post the video on our site. You can see for yourself here.

Lavrikova and Khomenko showed the video to police who quickly arrested Kiyanitsa, who is now facing charges of animal cruelty and faces jail if convicted.

Fortunately, the abused cat was rescued and survived the ordeal.



  1. Ena Paul

    Apr 25, 2016 at 10:04 am

    In my opinion people who are found abusing animals should be punished by treating them in exactly the same way they were caught abusing the animals

  2. Della

    Apr 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

    To bad they won’t let the punishment fit the crime. If they did there would be almost no repeats and a lot fewer doing it to begin with.

  3. Etty Marjorie S.

    Apr 26, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Don’t forget a cat has 9 lives and human only have one… I hope if he is not punish in life, he will surely get punishment after in eternity… :'(

  4. Mary

    Apr 26, 2016 at 7:29 am

    kill him

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