Cat killer sentenced to 10 months, fined NT$350,000

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-13
By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Habitual cat killer Chen Hao-yang has been sentenced to 10 months in prison and fined 6774588NT$350,000 Thursday in Taipei District Court.

Chen, a National Taiwan University (NTU) chemical engineering student from Macau, was charged with two counts of violation of the Animal Protection Act, after he was accused of torturing and killing a popular stray cat on the NTU campus last December, and another one in Taipei’s Wenshan District in August.

The case sparked public outrage and gave rise to draft amendments to the Animal Protection Act, which seeks to adopt heavier punishment for animal cruelty.     [FULL  STORY]

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