Woman who outraged UK with animal cruelty fined
45-year-old Mary Bale was also forbidden to keep animals for the next five years.
The woman caused a public outrage after CCTV footage of her picking up a cat and dumping it into the bin appeared on the Internet.
At the court, Bale could not explain her actions, saying her move was “impulsive”. Her lawyer said she has been under “tremendous strain” – her father died last week and he was seriously ill at the time of the incident, Reuters reports.
Mary Bale said she regrets the incident and wants to apologize for it.