Terrifying moment woman drags cat on leash down busy street while eating KFC

A viral video of a KFC customer dragging her cat across the street on a leash has sparked outrage online.

The pet owner was seen wearing headphones and sportswear as she left the fast food restaurant in Brentford Square in Forest Hills, Victoria, Australia, in the rain with her grey and white cat.

The woman dragged the helpless animal to the tarmac as passengers in the car across the street filmed her laughing hysterically.

But not everyone found it amusing, as the woman’s actions during the incident were dubbed animal cruelty by viewers on Twitter.

The woman was seen dragging the cat across the tarmac on a leash

One person tweeted: “Everyone in the car is laughing, that bastard drags the cat.”

Another added: “How do you sit there and laugh?”

A third wrote: “I didn’t see anything interesting. I’m sure she will be recognised soon.”

And the fourth said, “Why are you sitting there laughing at that shit?”

Another commenter on the social media site declared the unknown cat owner a “rotten slacker” for her treatment of the animal.

The news site said the RSPCA was investigating after Mail Online brought it to their attention on Wednesday.

However, the charity released a statement explaining that the cat would have been in trouble because of an event that could have been avoided.

cat being dragged on the road
RSPCA claims the cat would be in trouble after the incident

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It read: “The treatment of the cat on camera was expected to cause severe distress that could have been avoided in a number of ways.”

But animal welfare groups insist leash is not a problem because it is legal and in many cases cats are preferred to be walked on leash because they tend to prey on native birds if they are allowed to roam.

The RSPCA added: “If you decide to leash your cat, it’s crucial to have it on a harness rather than a collar. Cats can easily slip out of the collar, or if they escape and become entangled, they may asphyxia.”


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