This is the shocking moment a man is filmed putting cats into washing machines in a laundrette and he killed three of the moggies by turning the machines on and leaving them to drown inside.
The disturbing incident took place at a self-service laundrette in the Desa Aman Puri area in the town of Kepong in northern Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In the video, an unidentified man can be seen in the laundrette when he picks up a seemingly stray cat and puts it into one of the machines and closes the door.
The clip then shows him putting a second cat into a machine which he then appears to turn on.
Local newspaper Bernama report Gombak district police chief Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Arifai Tarawe saying a 39-year-old woman found three dead cats in three separate machines in the laundrette at around 9:30 am yesterday (Sunday).
Shocking images show the dead cats inside the machine bowls and their bodies were then wrapped in newspaper and taken for forensic analysis.
A police investigation has been launched and Tarawe said the case has been referred to the Shah Alam Veterinary Office who can take further action under Malaysia’ Animal Welfare Act.
Local newspaper Harian Metro report a Malaysian man in his thirties has now been arrested in the investigation.
Arie Dwi Andika, President of NGO Malaysia Animal Association told local newspaper Harian Metro that the perpetrator could face a fine of up to 100,000 MYR (18,587 GBP) and three years in prison.
Andika said a similar case in September 2018 saw the perpetrator sentenced to 34 months in prison jail and fined 40,000 MYR (7,435 GBP).
The investigation is ongoing and it is unclear if the suspect has been charged.
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