Imprison Men Who Allegedly Blew a Cat Up With Fireworks

Russian teens post video of cat killing

Target: Fatuyev Vyacheslav Ivanovich, First Deputy of Ryazan Oblast Administration

Goal: Imprison the three men allegedly responsible for taping a cat’s feet and blowing it up with a firework.

Three yet-unnamed men reportedly captured a cat and taped its feet together before strapping the poor animal to a firework and blowing it up. Not only did they monstrously murder this cat, they also recorded their cruelty. This video has since inspired a movement for harsher animal cruelty laws in Russia. These three men need to first answer for their crimes. They should be the first of many abusers in Russia to be viciously punished for their inhumanity.

While police suspect the video was originally created 11 years ago, a fourth individual discovered the video on the memory of an old computer and submitted it to authorities. It is also unsurprising that these three men, now being held for the murder and filming of this cat, have since accumulated a record of illegal activity.

One was convicted of robbery in 2005 and the others were jailed for nine years in 2008 for aggravated assault. It is also suspected that one has served time for manslaughter. However, because of the video’s age, the statue of limitations will likely result in their case being discarded without conviction.

Don’t allow these people to avoid punishment simply by the circumstance of over a decade having passed since their cruel acts. Regardless of the time since they tortured and murdered this animal, they should still face consequences for it. A decade would not excuse a person for murder of another human and it should not excuse the murder of animals. Urge Ryazan officials to hold these men accountable for their depravity.


Dear Fatuyev Ivanovich,

The recent emergence of a video suspected to be over a decade old showing three men murdering a cat has created a stir. Many are calling for harsher, stricter laws in Russia regarding animal cruelty. Indeed, when watching three men tape and blow up an animal, it makes people wonder why they are not being punished.

Why are these men not being convicted of the murder they are responsible for simply because it has been more than two years? A statue of limitations should not apply when life is involved, be it human or animal. No amount of time will make what these men did OK, and they should not be allowed to walk free of it–especially considering their continued record of illegal behavior.

Please, use this situation as a starting point for advancing punishments on animal abusers. Imprison these men as they deserve for murdering this defenseless animal. Don’t allow them to walk free and target others in the future.


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  1. Had these men been caught and imprisoned and maybe killed while in prison, the subsequent violent crimes wouldn’t have happened. This is proof that animal abusers must be stopped. There should be no statute of limitation on such depraved cruelty. Lock them up in the most notoriously violent prison in Russia.

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