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19 Oct, 2010 15:34

Woman who outraged UK with animal cruelty fined

Woman who outraged UK with animal cruelty fined

A British woman who angered her fellow countrymen by throwing a cat into a trash bin has been found guilty and fined for animal cruelty.

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.