Chinese Cat Stomping Video Causes Outrage
Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:51 AM
(Shanghai Daily). Updated: 2006-03-03
Cyber sadists have figured out a way to profit from cruelty to small creatures, and animal rights activists say it's high time China enacts tough laws to stamp out such abuse.
Several Websites have cropped up recently offering videos and still photos of dogs, cats, rabbits and toads being stomped to death by a sexy woman wearing stockings and high heels.
Woman in sexy clothes caresses a kitten's fur along a riverbank. [sohu]
Then she puts the small kitten on the ground. [sohu]
She stomps on the head of the kitten with her high-heeled shoes and crushes it into death at last. [sohu]
These images are usually linked with more typical sadomasochistic fare consisting of a female in stiletto heels tramping on the chest of a man.
A Shanghai Daily investigation turned up several such sites, offering "Gts,'' which stands for "great women, small men" and "Crush'' products.
Animal "snuff" videos were posted on these sites for sale at 15 yuan (US$1.87) each. There were bulletin boards for fetish fans, who could even join a group called the International Crushing Association.
At least one of the sites was reportedly registered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
Several disturbing videos were offered for free. It was impossible to tell where they were made, and while Shanghai Daily could not confirm that animals were actually being killed in the videos, the content appeared to be authentic.
In one, a scantily clad woman with Chinese features posed with a small kitten along a riverbank, at first gently caressing the animal's fur. She then began stomping on the kitten with her high-heeled shoes, crushing its body and head and leaving it in a lifeless, bloody heap.
One Website, www.crushworld.net, was shut down after a Chinese newspaper contacted it to complain, and animal lovers left numerous angry messages on some of the other Crush sites.
At least one of the sellers, however, was unrepentant.
"These movies are not nasty; I don't think they're illegal," a man surnamed Han who markets the videos online told the Shanghai Morning Post.
Han said he offers dozens of different videos and has sold hundreds of discs to people from all over the country since he started the business two years ago.
"All the videos I sell show beauties dressed in sexy clothes crushing a small animal to death," he said. "They are selling very well."
Zhang Haiyin, director of the Shanghai Mental Consultation Center, said the people who buy these products are disturbed individuals who may take pleasure in seeing another living creature suffer because they can't achieve their own life goals.
"These people are most likely those who can't realize their own dreams."
Animal rights activists care little about the motivation behind the videos. They just want the cruelty stopped.
He Yong, a spokesman for the Beijing office of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said these videos point up the need for laws preventing cruelty to animals. China's present legislation is too vague to be much good, critics say.
"Our group hasn't looked into the source of these videos, but for the sake of these animals and for humans as well China needs laws to protect small creatures from harm," He said.
"Those who are heartless enough to harm animals may also be potential threats to the people around them."
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:22 AM
(telegraph.co.uk). Updated: 2006-03-04. China Daily
China's media have launched a nationwide hunt for a glamorously dressed woman who has been photographed apparently crushing a kitten to death with her stiletto heels.
Gruesome pictures, which first appeared on a website, have been reproduced in recent days in many newspapers. In the first picture, the woman, wearing a cocktail dress with a leopard-print top and black skirt, caresses a tortoiseshell kitten lovingly. Then she puts it on the ground, looks at it - and lowers a stiletto heel on to its head.
The subsequent images are graphic and deeply disturbing. The last photograph shows the woman staring into the distance with a questioning look on her face.
Reporters and amateur sleuths are now trying to find the woman, while media outlets have been flooded with readers' suggestions of what should be done to her.
The location for the sequence has been identified from a stretch of water in the background as being Hangzhou, a picturesque city south-west of Shanghai. A trace on the original website also led there, and the mystery woman has been dubbed "the kitten killer of Hangzhou".
Some newspapers then came up with a new twist - linking the pictures to an international community of animal sadists and fetishists. One website said the sequence was well-known in Japan, where it started life as an advertisement for a brand of stiletto shoes, and identified the woman as a model.
But attention returned to China when an internet surfer came across a 37-year-old woman from Hubei province with the internet identity "Gainmas". She had registered a website in Hangzhou and - the ultimate evidence - had bought a pair of stilettoes on eBay last year.
She was also registered with QQ, a popular Chinese message service, where she wrote of herself: "I furiously crush everything to do with you and me."
Before her QQ address went dead, its owner had several conversations. In one, she is coy, saying "So what?" when asked if the pictures are of her, and then, when asked again, replying: "In theory."
When confronted by a reporter, she became defensive, saying: "Suddenly hundreds of people are on my QQ and cursing me. What's the problem if I crush cats? It's a type of experience. You wouldn't understand."
He Yong, a Beijing representative of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said the angry response to the pictures had been heartening.
"We are still trying to confirm who it is in the pictures and where it is," he said. "The embarrassing thing is that there are no available laws in China governing this type of misbehaviour.
"We are trying to draft an open letter to the authorities asking for the possibility of creating an animal welfare law."
Posted 05 March 2006 - 03:05 AM
The woman in the pictures above looks like a transvestite to me.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 03:07 AM
Posted 11 March 2006 - 10:55 AM
Posted 11 March 2006 - 11:54 AM
(Shanghai Daily). Updated: 2006-03-11
Animal rights activists say they've tracked down the high-heeled woman who stomped a kitten to death in an infamous video and the man who produced the shock film in northern China's Heilongjiang Province.
Whether the pair will face any significant punishment is unclear, however. China doesn't have effective regulations prohibiting cruelty to animals.
But while the law may be lacking, the court of public opinion is already doling out a hefty sentence of shame.
Under pressure from local government, the video's producer, who works as a camera operator at a TV station, apologized for his actions and posted a self-criticism on the Internet.
A hospital nurse identified as the kitten-killing actress has disappeared from sight, and her friends and family are worried about what might have happened to her.
Outraged pet lovers began looking for the duo two weeks ago after a series of videos involving attractive women stomping small animals to death were posted on several "Crush" Websites. Some of the videos could be downloaded for free, and others were offered for sale at 15 yuan (US$1.87) each.
With the help of animal lovers from around the country, the volunteer sleuths tracked down the video makers to Luobei County in Hegang City.
"The video was taken on Mingshan Island near our town last summer," a district resident told the Beijing News.
Once the names of the culprits surfaced, Luobei government officials, aided by the police, contacted the employers of the actress and video producer and suggested that they be sent home from their jobs to write self-criticisms.
The producer was identified as Li Yuejun, a cameraman at Luobei Television.
He subsequently wrote an apology that was posted on the district's Website. Li admitted he was involved in the animal-stomping video, though he said he wasn't behind the camera.
He said he was offered the deal online by a Jilin Province resident last summer and then arranged for the actress and sold several video discs.
In Li's confession, he said he was sorry for mistreating the animals and is ready to accept punishment. But there was no suggestion on what that might be.
Posted 07 April 2006 - 12:23 AM
Posted 04 May 2006 - 05:45 AM
The woman in the pictures above looks like a transvestite to me.
Looking carefully, the cat looks like it was dead before it was stomped.
But it seems to be a huge business, to sell everything, which is crazy and 'upsets' somebody's morale values... People want to see that with their own eyes.
This 'woman' has remarkable big hands, the idea of a cross-dresser might be correct at the first look. But the report says, she is identified and she is indeed a woman.
I also think, the cat was knocked unconscious before - Chinese are eating cats and dogs...they might consider that as a slaughter of an animal.
About Japanese pedo cartoons: There are plenty of not-nude child-model-sites on the web, by far the biggest provider is the USA with Caucasian girls of any age.
In Japan child pornography was legal up to 1999, the child's data had to be identified and registered with the producer and usually it was a child of a prostitute. Legally, it was considered as a child-model-job together with the mother and her approval.
Now, as child pornography is illegal in Japan, there are similar like USA, plenty of not-nude 'idol' sites of Asian girls in the Japanese internet and also cartoons...
Child prostitution and porno is done now illegal somewhere in Cambodia or Brazil...I ask myself, where is the improvement of the situation? It was just pushed away into the underground of poor regions, that is all...
But no improvement of the situation.
What is this? Japanese bashing from China?
Posted 04 May 2006 - 03:30 PM
Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:34 AM
The traditional media picked up the story, and people all across China saw the kitten killer’s photo on television and in newspapers. “I know this woman,” wrote I’m Not Desert Angel four days after the search began. “She’s not in Hangzhou. She lives in the small town I live in here in northeastern China. God, she’s a nurse! That’s all I can say.”
Only six days after the first Mop post about the video, the kitten killer’s home was revealed as the town of Luobei in Heilongjiang Province, in the far northeast, and her name — Wang Jiao — was made public, as were her phone number and her employer. Wang Jiao and the cameraman who filmed her were dismissed from what the Chinese call iron rice bowls, government jobs that usually last to retirement and pay a pension until death.
“Wang Jiao was affected a lot,” a Luobei resident known online as Longjiangbaby told me by e-mail. “She left town and went somewhere else. Li Yuejun, the cameraman, used to be core staff of the local press. He left Luobei, too.” The kitten-killer case didn’t just provide revenge; it helped turn the human-flesh search engine into a national phenomenon.
Full article: http://www.nytimes.c...&pagewanted=all
Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:39 AM
Edited by Uncle Gweilo, 15 November 2010 - 11:39 AM.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:33 AM
I WANT TO KILL HER!!!
Edited by ironloyalty, 26 April 2012 - 09:34 AM.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:57 PM
A case for a psychiatrist.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:16 PM
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