14 May '11, 6am

Philippine student tortured and killed cat, then bragged about it on blog posting that horrified animal lovers

MANILA - A PHILIPPINE student tortured and killed a cat and then bragged about it in an online diary posting that horrified animal lovers, press reports said on Saturday. Joseph Carlo Candare, 21, pleaded guilty on Thursday and a Manila court ordered him to take care of maltreated or abandoned pets as punishment, they said. 'I pulled it on its tail and threw it. Then like some pro wrestler I jumped on it and my feet landed on it's (sic) torso. Slam! Felt good! But the cat didn't die, well not yet,' the physics major wrote on his blog in April 2009. The attack on the stray cat occurred at the University of the Philippines campus in Manila where Candare was a sophomore student, the metropolitan trial court in suburban Manila was reportedly told. 'I didn't see it die but Myles (his friend) said it coughed up blood or at least something like that.... This isn't the first time ...

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