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KUALA LUMPUR: A video clip of a girl committing animal abuse has gone viral on social media.
The 10-second footage shows a girl, about 12 years-old, approaching a grey-and-white kitten which is standing near a storm drain.
She appears reluctant to be partaking in the activity and keeps looking at her friend, who is recording the video, presumably on a mobile phone. (Some have speculated that the girl was acting on a dare).
After some hesitation, and looking around to make sure that there are no witnesses, the girl kicks the unsuspecting kitten in its right side hard enough that it is catapulted sideways for about a metre and slams into the inside wall of the drain.
One of the girls screams (with either delight or surprise) as the little feline is sent flying.
The kitten lands at the bottom of the drain, and though it is unclear whether or not it is injured by the assault, the feline manages to run in the opposite direction down the drain and out of sight.
The girl recording the video is then heard saying “bodoh” (stupid) and both girls dissolve into giggles.
The girl who kicked the cat, however, covers her face, as if embarrassed.
The incident occurred in Malaysia, but the exact location is unknown.
The video went viral after being shared on a public Facebook page, and earned the ire of thousands of netizens who have condemned the girl’s cruelty.
As of today, the footage has been viewed 83,000 times and shared more than 1,600 times.
Commenters have expressed outrage and incomprehension over the girl’s heartlessness, and how she could find the act funny.
Some have called for society to raise awareness against animal cruelty, while others are urging the authorities to track the girl down and arrest her for the abuse.