West Ham defender Kurt Zouma pleads guilty to kicking, slapping his pet cat

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West Ham defender Kurt Zouma has confronted authorized repercussions for the video of him abusing a cat that emerged in February. Zouma pled responsible to 2 counts beneath the Animal Welfare Act when he appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court in East London on Tuesday.

The 27-year outdated Zouma apologized after the disturbing footage was proven in courtroom and shared by his youthful brother, Yoan, who additionally admitted to a cruelty offense through the listening to. 

Yoan Zouma posted the unique footage on Snapchat on Feb. 6. The video ended up being seen by a girl interacting with him on the social media platform, and he or she reported it to authorities.

Prosecutor Hazel Stevens instructed the courtroom that Kurt Zouma could possibly be heard saying, “I swear I’ll kill it, I swear I’ll kill it.” Stevens additionally said the abuse occurred after the Bengal cat allegedly broken a chair in Zouma’s house.

During the listening to, Zouma pled responsible to 2 counts of inflicting pointless struggling to a protected animal. Yoan Zouma, in the meantime, admitted to at least one rely of aiding, abetting, counseling, or procuring his brother to abuse the cat.

RSPCA chief inspectorate officer Dermot Murphy revealed he’s happy with Zouma’s responsible plea for kicking and slapping the cat. As a results of the incident, Zouma has agreed to re-home his two Bengal male cats.

West Ham fined Zouma for the incident and has subsequently made donations to 9 completely different animal welfare charities within the United Kingdom. The membership, nonetheless, did not lower ties with Zouma, as he nonetheless performs for the group. 

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