The ODT reports:
A repeat cat abuser has been banned from ownership for nine months — ”a disgrace” according to one feline advocate.
Tereariki Moses (40) beat a cat to death with a plank of wood in 2018 and was back before the Dunedin District Court yesterday, after admitting throwing his pet against a wall while police questioned him about an unrelated matter in March.
Judge David Robinson opted for a ”purely rehabilitative approach” and sentenced Moses to nine months’ supervision. …
Judge Robinson imposed the nine-month disqualification on Moses specifically having a cat.
He would be allowed to own other animals during that period.
WTF. After he beat a cat to death he should be banned for life from owing a cat, or other pet. And now he abuses a cat again, and gets a slap on the hand and in under a year can get another cat to torture.