Thousands of people have have signed a petition calling for West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma to be prosecuted by the RSPCA after video emerged of him kicking his pet cat.
Click here to sign the petition:👇 https://www.change.org/p/prosecute-kurt-zouma-remove-all-his-animals-to-a-place-of-safety-immediately
As a cat owner, Kurt Zouma’s abuse of his pet has made me feel physically sick tonight.— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) February 7, 2022
How could someone treat their animal like this for sport and cheap laughs?
He must never own a cat again. pic.twitter.com/tV905qI6pR
The French centre-back apologised after he was shown chasing a Bengal cat around his London home, throwing shoes at it and dropping the animal.
Laughter can be heard in the video as he throws and kicks the cat around his home.
The petition says: ‘’Prosecute Kurt Zouma and remove all his animals to a place of safety immediately!’’
‘’We ask that the metropolitan police and RSPCA carry out an urgent investigation and prosecute the perpetrators of this heinous act’’
One person who signed it wrote: “I found this so hard to watch. Anyone who can treat a defenceless animal like this should face the full force of the law. The RSPCA must remove the cats and prosecute. No excuses.”