Police search for man who burned cat, boasting on social media
ISTANBULTurkey’s cyber police have moved to find a young man in Turkey who allegedly burned a cat and shared its photo on social media.
“If you can guess which animal this is, I will pay you 50 [Turkish Liras],” the suspect identified as F.B. wrote to his friends on social media with an accompanying photo of a burned animal. His following comments apparently indicate that he killed the cat himself.
While F.B.’s social media accounts have been suspended, specialized security forces have moved to find the man. If convicted, the suspect is more likely to leave the court with a fine. Turkish lawyers stress that the current Turkish legislation does not contain any measures for people who torture animals, unless they own them.