25 Jan '12, 6am

Australian rips head off kitten in suburban dispute

MELBOURNE (AFP) - An Australian man has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after ripping the head off a kitten and tossing it down the street as children watched, a report said on Wednesday. Police received several calls from onlookers when the 41-year-old threatened to kill the animal as part of an ongoing dispute with a neighbour, the Melbourne Herald Sun said. As they headed to the scene in Bendigo, some 150km north-west of Melbourne, police allege the man grabbed the kitten belonging to his neighbour and tore off its head with his bare hands. He then threw it down the street in front of shocked onlookers, including children playing nearby, the report said. 'It's a terrible thing to witness,' Senior Constable Danny Wolters said. 'We'd seen the kitten on the road that had its head ripped off.'

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