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UK: 'Horrendous cruelty' of woman who 'microwaved' kitten for eating goldfish

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By Euronews
UK: 'Horrendous cruelty' of woman who 'microwaved' kitten for eating goldfish

<p>A woman who put her kitten in a microwave oven for eating her goldfish has today been jailed.</p> <p>Laura Cunliffe, 23, put her four-month-old pet inside the device and set it to cook for five minutes, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court heard.</p> <p>The kitten was unable to get its breath back and died 90 minutes later.</p> <p>District Judge John Foster, sentencing Cunliffe to 14 weeks in jail, said it was an “act of utterly horrendous cruelty”.</p> <p>Cunliffe, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, in the north of England, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.</p> <p>Cunliffe’s defence barrister told an earlier hearing his client suffered from psychosis and depression.</p>