South Korean man sentenced to jail time for ‘extremely cruel’ killing of 76 cats

A man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for killing 76 cats in one of the country’s most gruesome cases of animal cruelty in recent years.The court did not identify the man in his 20s.According to a court verdict seen by The Associated Press, the man went on a cat-killing spree between December 2022 and September 2023 due to a deep hatred of the animal that he began harboring after other cats scratched his car.He had caught stray cats and adopted others from online sites before strangling some to death and killing others with scissors, the court order said. He killed one cat by running it over with a car, the court said.The court ruled that the prison sentence was unavoidable because he repeatedly committed “indescribably cruel” crimes in a premeditated manner.It stressed that the sentence still reflected the fact that the man had no criminal records and repented his crimes, adding that the man’s unspecified mental health status was found to be a motive for .The man appealed the ruling.