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In Yorkshire, UK, Laura Cunliffe, 23 put her kitten in a microwave for 5-minutes after believing it attacked her goldfish. Reportedly, the woman had planned to bury the kitten after what she hoped to be a slow and painful death. Brian Orsborn, the prosecutor on the case stated that kitten was only 4-months and that Cunliffe only had the female black and white kitten for a few months. Apparently, Cunliffe did not bury the animal right away but instead took it to a family member's home and the animal was in a distressed state, had breathing problems and died within an hour and half time.
Supposedly, three days later, the woman admitted to a stranger at Barnsley Hospital. Later, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) became involved in the case. After the hearing, Kynsey Harris, the Deputy Chief Inspector with the RSPCA stated that in her 13-years that this was the cruelest case of animal abuse that she had ever came across.
"It is a particularly horrendous case because the period of suffering for the kitten would have been awful. The kitten was about four-months-old and the exposure to the radiation in the microwave would have cooked the animal's internal organs and that will have been pretty horrendous. t is a horrific case in the fact the death of the cat would have been prolonged and it is unimaginable what it would have gone through, taking some time to die. Our main aim is to get her banned from keeping animals so there is no risk of any other animals she may come in to contact with suffering."
-- Kynsey Harris, Deputy Chief Inspector, RSPCA
According to Cunliffe's defense attorney, Alan Greaves, his client has suffered from depression and psychosis for years. Sentencing is set for 13-March 2014.
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