Indonesian woman jailed 6 months for beating cat to death

THE Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today sentenced an Indonesian woman to six months’ jail for beating a cat to death.

Judge Azrul Darus handed down the sentence on trader Hotimah, 60, who sells banana fritters, after the woman pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to animal.

She was charged with beating a cat with a broom to death at a shop in Serdang Jaya, Seri Kembangan at 7.46am last August 20.

The charge, under section 29(1)(a) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015 (Act 772), provides a fine of between RM20,000 and RM100,000 or imprisonment for up to three years, or both.

Hotimah, who was in the dock, started crying upon hearing the sentence.

She was ordered to serve the sentence from today.

A prosecuting officer from the Selangor Veterinary Service Department prosecuted, while Hotomah was unrepresented. – Bernama, November 23, 2022.

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