SHANGHAI – A woman who had been purchasing and torturing cats was descended upon at her home by Chinese citizens on Wednesday evening. Some 50 pet owners gathered outside the apartment of Zhou Ying, to confront the 38 year old woman after evidence surfaced that she was murdering the kittens that she adopted and videotaping the killings.
The Global Times reported that a scuffle broke out and police were called to the scene. Everyone involved was taken to a police station and questioned. Apparently, the pet owners were ordered by police to stop harassing Ying, and they only warned her not to harm cats anymore.
“Those people violated my rights,” Ying said in a text message to the Times, adding, “I adopted the cats and I can raise them any way I want.” Ying had sought refuge at the police station Wednesday night, however, returned to her apartment Thursday to retrieve some belongings before fleeing.
Citizens in China are absolutely furious that no action has been taken against her. “It’s so sickening as I still remember the day in November last year when Zhou came to my apartment to adopt the cat,” cat owner Caphy Yang, 24, told the Daily.
“She held the cat in her arms to kiss it in front me, wearing such a kind-hearted face and kept calling it ‘my dearest baby,” Yang added. “When I wanted to pay a visit to my kitty, I called her 20 times but she never picked up the phone.”
One of the kittens adopted by Ying ended up being choked to death, stuffed into a bag and thrown out of a window. Cleaning staff at the building stated that they often found the bodies of dead cats, some of which were headless, in trash bins on the property. The protesting pet owners stated that the abuse had been going on for some 10 years.
According to news reports, certain Chinese citizens have stated that if the authorities do not intervene in regard to this matter, someone else just might.
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We would like to remind everyone that we do not promote violence. It is our opinion that the Chinese government should have done more in this case and should also, implement strict laws against animal cruelty. Apparently, the cat-killer woman, Zhou Ying, has been attacked by Chinese citizens outraged over her horrific violence against animals and the lack of police response surrounding the case. Citizens in China want animal protections put in place and they are obviously willing to fight for them. Message to the Chinese government: Please listen to your citizens.