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College student in Taiwan who stuffed cat into jar charged with animal cruelty

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What was Kiki Lin, a student at Taichung's Providence University, thinking when she stuffed her "beloved" cat into a plastic jar, screwed on the cover, and took a photo of the misdeed to post on Facebook?

According to the China Post.com, however, Lin isn't apologizing for her actions and claims the people who criticized her on her Facebook page have too much time on their hands and have no idea what really happened.

Of course, there are a few different versions of this story winding their way around the Internet, but the first wave of disgust by animal lovers everywhere began when Lin allegedly stated she was punishing her pet cat by stuffing her into the plastic jar. That may not have been the real story, because Lin's subsequent post stated she was planning an outing for the two of them claiming her cat was too heavy to transport in a bag:

“I love her so much, and I was just testing out the most convenient method of taking her out. And I only did it once.”

Lin also stated there were air holes punched into the cover of the jar; different from the photo displayed on Facebook.

The Taichung City Animal Protection and Health Inspection may not have believed Lin's excuse, and on Wednesday, the Taichung District Prosecutor's Office charged her with violating the Animal Protection Law.

If found guilty, Lin could face up to one year in prison and a heavy fine.

What were you thinking Kiki Lin?

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