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UPDATE: Jordan Christie, 19, was remanded in custody after appearing in court in Southport, Queensland, this morning on charges of injuring animals by night, wilful damage and arson.Christie will appear in court for a bail application next Tuesday.
A 24-year-old man was also detained over the incident. He will appear in court in August.
Police said the investigation was continuing.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with the brutal killing of a cat on the Gold Coast of Australia.
In a gruesome attack, the male is alleged to have decapitated the cat and used its blood to write a threat on the door of a Gold Coast house.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals put up a $5000 reward to find the cat's killer, describing the attack as one of the worst acts of animal cruelty it had seen.
The owner of the cat was said to have been heartbroken. The cat – a female called Moo who had been nursing six kittens - had been stolen from the owner’s house and then taken to the scene where it was killed. The owner stated to media that the killer deserves to go to jail.
The justice system needs to send a clear message to the likes of Jordan Christie that if you commit acts of torture on animals, you will be severely punished. It may well be time to bring in new laws for crimes of cruelty of this magnitude.
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