A local man has been banned from keeping animals for life after posting videos on social media of himself laughing as he cruelly threw cats.

Abed petted the cats before scooping them up and throwing them

25 year old Haider Abed of Saint Dennis Road posted videos on Facebook which depict him coaxing and enticing three different cats before scooping them up and throwing them.

A joint investigation was launched by the RSPCA and West Midlands Police in December 2017 after the videos were posted on Facebook.

Abed was quickly identified by members of the public as the man seen in the videos, which show three different cats being abused.

Last week, Abed pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the cats, contrary to section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act.

In the first video, Abed pets a cat in the street before grabbing it and throwing it towards a brick wall as he laughs, along with the person filming the scene who can be heard saying “Smash it to the wall”.

In the second, a different cat is enticed by Abed in the street before being tossed high into the air, causing it to spin several times before landing awkwardly in the road, while Abed laughs.

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In the third clip, filmed inside a home, a shirtless Abed entices a black cat, saying “Hello boy” softly as he gently pets and picks up the cat, before hurling it across the room, hitting  a lightshade.

Once Abed had been identified, a warrant was issued and his mobile phone was seized.

RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal, who investigated the case, said: “This was a disgusting abuse of trust, Abed can be seen enticing the defenceless pets and then he abuses them and for some reason he derives some kind of pleasure from this.

“These are people’s pets and as we have not traced cats in the videos we don’t know how they have been affected, if they have been traumatised by his actions or indeed if they were injured.

“This court action shows how seriously the RSPCA takes acts of cruelty. We worked in partnership with the police during this investigation and are grateful for their assistance.”

As well as handing Abed a lifetime ban on keeping animals, magistrates also ordered him to carry out 250 hours of unpaid community work over the next 12 months and take part in a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement for 25 days. He was also ordered to pay £616 costs and a £85 victim surcharge.

If you suspect an animal is being mistreated, please report to the RSPCA online or call 0300 1234 999




  1. Would he like it if he was thrown around like that this person is just a sick idiot who I think should of went to prison !!!!!!!!

  2. Smash him up the wall then remove his brain if they can find it .sick evil bastards like him should not be allowed to live amonst humans or animals lock him up .

  3. Well the good thing is that his name and address are out there in the public domain; so hopefully he will receive lots of abuse, lots of damage to his property, and his life will be made a misery for a very long time to come.

    The bloke is a complete idiot, especially posting his cruel videos onto Fb. And I hope he has a nasty accident on a public street so that someone can film him crying in pain while everyone has a good laugh, pointing to this pathetic POS!

  4. Was absolutely disgusted to see this when my husband showed me, the black and white cat is our wonderful cat. We wondered why he seems to spend most of his time further down the road at the moment. He is clearly too terrified to come home. He’s always been a lap cat and usually spends every evening on our lap but we have hardly seen him for the last 3 weeks. What a truly despicable excuse for a human being.

  5. What an absolute wanker, how thick must you be to stick this on facebook? Should have been jailed for his sad actions, hopefully people will abuse him when he is spotted out on the streets………………..


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