Woman angers animal lovers
- Published: 24 Oct 2010 at 08.30
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Throwing a helpless cat in a rubbish bin is not going to win anyone friends with animal lovers.
Cat woman blues
LONDON: A woman caught on tape stroking a cat, picking it up by the scruff of its neck and casually throwing into a bin has pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty.
Footage of Mary Bale’s bizarre attack on 4-year-old Lola outraged animal lovers across the world when it was posted online this summer.
The cat was recovered unharmed but some internet users threatened to take revenge and police had to post guards outside her house.
Bale, a 45-year-old bank worker, has described the incident as a ‘‘split-second of misjudgement’’. AP
blues – a feeling of sadness and loss ความเศร้าหมอง
stroke – to gently move your hand over skin, hair, or fur ลูบ
by the scruff of the neck – by the back of the neck หลังคอ
casually – in a relaxed way and seemingly not worried about anything อย่างเรื่อยๆ, อย่างไม่สนใจ
plead guilty – to admit to a court of law that you committed the crime you are charged with
charge – an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime ข้อหา
cruelty – behaviour that deliberately causes pain to other people or animals อย่างโหดเหี้ยม
footage – film or video of a particular subject or event ฟิลม์หรือคลิปภาพยนตร์ หรือวิดีโอ
bizarre – very strange and unusual แปลกประหลาด,วิตถาร,ผิดปกติ
outrage – to cause to become extremely angry ทำให้โกรธแค้น
threaten – to say that you might do something bad or harmful, especially in order to make someone do something ขู่เข็ญ คุกคาม ทำให้กลัว
revenge – something that you do to hurt or punish someone because they have hurt you or someone else การแก้แค้น
incident – something that happens, usually something bad เหตุการณ์
split second – a very short time, i.e., less than a second พริบตาเดียว
misjudgement – to make a wrong decision or judgment about a person or situation การตัดสินผิด