This was on the local news just 10 minutes ago.
A guy took pictures of himself torturing a two month old kitten at his residence and posted them on an online forum. He claimed he was situated in China and that he enjoyed listening to the cries of the kitten when tortured, he said he got off on it. The online community is in Taiwan and a few of them started their own investigation by looking closely at the photos. They found the torturer had a birthmark on one of his hands, one of the shampoo bottles in the background were in traditional Chinese characters, the newspaper the kitten was sitting on was a Taiwanese paper, etc. They followed the clues and actually found the guy’s residence by looking at buildings around town for the exact same items on the guy’s balcony that were in the background of some of his photos.
The torturer forced the kitten to drink shampoo so s/he would foam at the mouth and the torturer thought it was funny and posted the pictures; he tied the kitten’s legs together with rubber bands; he put a container over the kitten’s nose; and a whole bunch of other stuff the station said were too disturbing to show.
I think the guy is a law student or a lawyer. The representative from the Department of Agriculture said the guy could be fined up to $50,000 NT, but I’m not optimistic about that…I don’t know if the kitten is saved though. The rep seemed like a guy who cared about his job and the welfare of the kitten. He said he is worried there might be more animals in the house.
That’s pretty much what I got from watching the piece. Does anyone have the link?