The Kitten Killer of Hangzhou

Status: Real (unfortunately)
A series of pictures showing a woman crushing a kitten to death with her stiletto heels is causing an uproar over in China. The pictures first appeared on the internet and have recently been published by some Chinese newspapers. The woman in the photos has been dubbed the Kitten Killer of Hangzhou, because the background scene has been identified as Hangzhou. I've been able to locate four of the pictures in the series, but I think there are a few more (far more graphic) ones. Here are the ones I found (I don't have larger versions):

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Image 3
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Image 4
(possibly disturbing)

The big question is: Who is this woman? One theory is that the images come from a Japanese shoe advertisement. Another theory identifies the kitten killer as a "37-year-old woman from Hubei province with the internet identity 'Gainmas.'" The London Telegraph elaborates:

She had registered a website in Hangzhou and - the ultimate evidence - had bought a pair of stilettoes on eBay last year. She was also registered with QQ, a popular Chinese message service, where she wrote of herself: "I furiously crush everything to do with you and me." Before her QQ address went dead, its owner had several conversations. In one, she is coy, saying "So what?" when asked if the pictures are of her, and then, when asked again, replying: "In theory." When confronted by a reporter, she became defensive, saying: "Suddenly hundreds of people are on my QQ and cursing me. What's the problem if I crush cats? It's a type of experience. You wouldn't understand."

The Telegraph goes on to note:

No one seems to have suggested the serious possibility that the photographs could be a hoax - created by picture-altering computer software. But in the face of tight control of self-expression, young Chinese are seeking wildly different forms of sensation or satire on the state of society.

Without having seen all the pictures (and better quality ones), it's hard to judge whether or not they're real. But it certainly seems like this has already become the Chinese version of Bonsai Kitten (with the added twist that it may be real... in which case it's definitely disgusting).

Update: A "Crush" video is circulating around (you can find links to it in the comments, if you're interested) that makes it pretty clear the woman really did step on a kitten. Also, an article in the Shanghai Daily reports that the lady, and the guy who produced the video, have been identified. The producer, who is a camera operator at a TV station, has apologized. However, the woman, who works as a nurse at a hospital, has disappeared, leading to concerns that kitten commandoes may have abducted her (or something along those lines).

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Posted on Mon Mar 06, 2006


david b.: i'm not afraid. the only thing you got is a disturbed mind and some sick movies.
Posted by mike  on  Tue Mar 14, 2006  at  05:09 PM
mike: the only thing you got is a disturbed mind and some horrible videos.
Posted by mike  on  Tue Mar 14, 2006  at  05:11 PM
wow, seems i'm disturbed myself.
Posted by mike  on  Tue Mar 14, 2006  at  05:12 PM
i think the life in china (including people) is just too worthless...they like to kill whatever they want. People and animals to them are the same. But this B*tch, she should watch out one day that she might can be bited by someone like she killed the cats.
Posted by godbless you  on  Wed Mar 15, 2006  at  03:01 PM
I was researching this news when I came accross the whole video:

Be warend, as the video is very disturbing. After viewing it, there is no doubt in my mind that it is real and that some sick fuck DID kill a defenceless kitten for no reason.

ONLY CLICK ON THE LINK IF YOU ARE PREPARED MENTALLY, as the video is very disturbing.

Posted by PAPER8  on  Sat Mar 18, 2006  at  07:57 AM
I ve watched the first 15 seconds again. this cat is definetly not full conscious.

a) ever seen a cat like that hanging around in the hands of that bitch? it looks like asleep/dead or heavily sedated

b) the cat s front legs are twitching when she steps on the hind legs. but still the cat doesn t seem to make any effort of running away. i don t know too much about medicine, but couldn t it be a reaction after death (like headless running chickens)? if you ever stepped on a cat s tail by accident you know what i mean ... this cat s definetly NOT full consciuos.

i don t want to euphemise anything here, but I just cannot sleep anymore as long as I m not sure that this cat was sedated or dead.
Posted by aeiou  on  Sat Mar 18, 2006  at  08:22 AM
aeiou: true, but it could also be, that some bones of the cat were broken, so that she couldn't run away. but then again, the cat's eye look very strange.
Posted by mike  on  Sat Mar 18, 2006  at  09:47 AM
Wow, what a shame. In a country where the government kills 3000 per annum in their jails officially by firing squad you people worry about a kitten being impaled? Good grief, we are indeed lost.
Posted by Zeth  on  Sun Mar 19, 2006  at  04:03 AM
That movie is dispicably so definately real, i watched it cringingly all the way through! That kitten is indeed sedated or close to death. I used to work at several veternary clinics as an assistant. sometimes when an animal is not properly anaesthetized body parts or its body may twitch/rise or tense up when the scalpel is applied. The glazed distant look of its eye is also related to the anesthetic, the surgeon would put gel in the animals eye to stop it from drying out.

General anaesthetic is made of of two components, one part to paralyse your motor system and the other to knock you out, so your not awake through the trauma. There are other medications that also render the body paralysed where the brain still is fully functional, and it being china, im sure they could have gotten a hold of something anywhere with no real hassle. Also being that she was a nurse, she could picked some up on her way out. I believe it was a mild paralytic drug, as its legs arent quite twitching, the action is larger more distressed, as if it weakly did try to run away. So basically if they wanted to get a real reaction out of that kitten then and there without it fighting back they could, and it probably felt every step of that vile womans heel!

Dubbing the film from an earlier recording could have also been used, dubbing is not hard, any joe average can do it with the most basic software. and ive used mobile phones with better quality mics that those of digital cameras, even outdoors and noisy bars, so he might just have a good mic. The sounds are definately from a real cat in pain or distress though. So guess its up to you whether you believe the voice is from that kitten or another. It coould have even been recorded from them torturing it when it was fully conscious before hand.

Once again it is china and people disappear by the thousands, so I sincerly hope that some extreme chinese activists did pick her out of the population, and give her a taste of the "type of experience. We wouldn't understand."!!!
Posted by gericka  on  Sun Mar 19, 2006  at  07:21 AM
Let me at the woman who did this sick act!!whats the matter with some people!!!F****** sick
Posted by Let me kill the b****  on  Sun Mar 19, 2006  at  12:51 PM
Sick b*tch! Who pays to see things like this? This is just WRONG! HOW could she do this?
Posted by Bob  on  Sun Mar 19, 2006  at  05:18 PM
see this one if you think that was bad.
Posted by sleepwalker  on  Tue Mar 21, 2006  at  05:06 AM
forgot the link....
Posted by sleepwalker  on  Tue Mar 21, 2006  at  05:10 AM
What's wrong with you, you fucking retarded or something or just a plain racist? Not all chinese people are like this, but the way your little head thinks, you probably do think this way. Loser!
Posted by PAPER8  on  Tue Mar 21, 2006  at  05:17 PM
sorry guys! Some guy left a racist comment earlier on, but I guess it has been removed and I had to vent my frustration. I just wanna sat that not all chinese people act like the way they do in the video's, this happens to be a minority. There are bound to be bad people around the world, and it just happens that this incident happens to involve chinese people.
Posted by PAPER8  on  Tue Mar 21, 2006  at  05:20 PM
that sick b*tch!!
my fren showed me that vid when i was eating and i puked =.= (anyone could)

one day a sadist would go after her and do the same thing
crushing this and that and popping her eyes out plus squishing her head
(from wad i see in the vid, yeah, its like that)

unsound people go after unsound people
Posted by nick  on  Tue Mar 21, 2006  at  07:51 PM
how could someone do that to a poor animal? don't they have sympathy? that woman should be crushed just like she did to the was a KITTEN...dam her...what kind of person are you? if u dun like the kitten...give it away...what they frig would you kill it??? she should be charged...or even locked up for cruelity to animals..honestly...if she could do that to an animal...TO ALL THE PARENTS OUT THERE....SHE COULD DO IT TO YOUR CHILD!!!!!!!!!!! we are all living things...what makes living different between us and animals? nothing..we all live...we all reproduce...we all love our own children...but why did she have to do that?
Posted by doro  on  Thu Mar 23, 2006  at  09:08 AM
paper8: nobody hear made a racist-statement. it's obviously clear to all of us, that not every chinese acts like that. ;P
but there' the problem that china has no animal rights, and that's innacceptable. and to mention that is in no way racistic.

Lord Roboboy: in fact, the woman is from china, not japan. 😛
Posted by mike  on  Thu Mar 23, 2006  at  09:52 AM
I removed the comment, and a few others as well.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Mar 23, 2006  at  10:00 AM
chinese rocks...but she is just a disgrace to the human race... and she said it was a good why is it a good experience???? taking a you were to kill a should be
just? is that right??? so if i were to stomp your child in the eyeball...and then use my heel to crush its
body..and crush their head until their eyeball pops and squishes must be a good experience?!?! is
that right??? common comment here!!!!!!
Posted by kels  on  Thu Mar 23, 2006  at  02:17 PM
what i got to say?? like everyones major point...WE ALL HATE YOU! i mean.. WAT DID THAT HOSPITAL TRAIN YOU TO BECOME?! oh OHH YEAH..beware PATIENTS. she might have a bad day and wear her stitello shoes, and come step on ur head and squish ur eyeballs out. .O u see how theres only one eyeball? yeah..she squished it out. DID YOU ASK NOT TO GO TO WORK???? SO U COULD GO KILL A CAT!?!??! well yeah... YOU NEEDED A GOOD EXPERIENCE.. -__-" i mean.. ITS A FREE WORLD, so i mean if i wear my boots... i could just u know CRUSH YOUR BIG HEAD UNDER MY BIG FOOT. right? YEAH IT WILL BE A GOOD EXPERIENCE lady... such a disgrace, HEY? i got a question did u get fired yet? or are you trying to tell them that it waS A GOOD experience..and that they should come join u and kill cats. DDONT HAVE KIDS, YOU MIGHT KILL THEM.
Posted by this1catkillerhater  on  Thu Mar 23, 2006  at  02:27 PM
um actually Paper8 yeah all chinese ppl are like aat least 3/4 of them have u not noticed what goes on in china all the animal cruelty n thats just because they dont have animal rights there and actually aprove of animal cruelty
Posted by Keyra  on  Sat Mar 25, 2006  at  08:36 PM
oh and by the way i couldnt care less if u say im racist its just my opinion about chinese ppl and im allowed to think what i want. and i have never liked them whatsoever
Posted by Keyra  on  Sat Mar 25, 2006  at  08:40 PM
I really do hope this is photshopped.

Here's the video...
Posted by Krystal  on  Sun Mar 26, 2006  at  12:09 AM
How can some of you people still believe that that was photoshoped! Even when you've seen it, surely this generation would be more savy to tell te difference between whats real and fake, even with poor quality footage.

i seriously dont mean to be rude or techified but its really getting on my nerves. Using a computer to create anything similar to that movie would be highly inefficient for the filmakers/producers, mundanely time consuming and so goddam costly i doubt anyone bar big buck blockbuster standards wud pay for it. it would take months, 24/7 to photoshop a moving image perfectly. and you wouldnt use photoshop, there are hundreds of applications that would do the job.
Posted by gericka  on  Sun Mar 26, 2006  at  06:29 AM
Keyra you must not get out much, because from what you are saying, it seems like every 4th chinese person that you pass along the street inhumane and likes to torture animals! Man you are free to say what you want, but at least think before you say shit like that. There are poeple who are cruel to animals all around the world, whites, blacks, indian, chinese. Every race has fuck ups who do fucked up things, you can't just group people together just because of their skin.

You got some serios issues if you hate a person just because the color of their skin. How can you judge a person before even seeing them or getting to know them.

What you said can be seen as pretty racist to be perfectlly honest, but at the same time I feel sorry for you because you are narrow minded and from your comments it does seem that you live in your own little world where the majority of chinese people like to torture little animals in their spare time.

China does not have animal rights, but does that mean that just because they have animal rights people won't do it! Don't be stupid. Rape is against the law people still do it, robbery is against the law people still do it. There are just bad people and bad people will just do shit like that.

Anyway I'm not gonna comment on this anymore because there's no point in trying to explain anything to anyone who has ideas set in their heads already.

What heppend in the video is bad, I'm not denying it, but there are worse things happening in the world for us to get so worked up on this few minutes clip. What has been done is done, it can't be erased and it will happen again, so just wacth the clip and just understand that shit like that happens and not turn it into a race thing, as shit like this happens everyday! NOT JUST IN CHINA!

I'm in the U.K and the other week there was a picture in the papers of a dog chained to a tree and set alight! Shit like that just happens.
Posted by PAPER8  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  08:11 AM
i guess.... maybe she could have been a single mother....and her kid had a terminal illness....and they had no money for food.... so she could have taken the cat home for dinner
Posted by ericka  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  08:16 AM
ericka: yeah, could have been. but it wasn't. so read the facts
Posted by mike  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  08:31 AM
mike: read the sarcasim
Posted by gericka  on  Mon Mar 27, 2006  at  08:45 AM

you're not seriously saying you think bonsai kittens are real are you??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Trotsky  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  07:16 PM
even if the bonsia kittens arent real its still sooooooooo gross...and its rong to say thing like that
Posted by vurb  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  08:52 PM
^^^^^ o, and this is seriesly gross wut n the hell is rong wit that bitch smashing a poor innocent kitten
Posted by vurb  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  08:56 PM
personally i think it is funny i HATE cats.... jk i luv them this is sooooooooo gross i agree wit vurb
Posted by mwahaha  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  08:59 PM
Bonsai kttens, my love, are a hoax, a joke. I am a total cat lover (not in THAT WAY) and find the Bonsai kitten site clever and funny.
Lighten up.
Of course The Kitten Killer of Hangzhou is another kettle of fish (jar of kittens!)altogether.
Posted by Trotsky  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  09:00 PM
dont u get it, thats not the piont, god
Posted by vurb  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  09:05 PM
LOVE? that gross
Posted by lllllllllppppppppp  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  09:08 PM
thank u ppl like that make this world a horrible place
Posted by vurb  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  09:18 PM
I was talking about Bonsai kittens being funny certainly not this.
I agree and have said in a previous post that the whole Crush fetish scene is disgusting (please if you are going to make a comment bother to read the 7 previous pages of postings). I have no desire to watch that video thanks. In fact I find it very odd why anyone who knows this video is going to be offensive would watch it. It
Posted by Trotsky  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  09:20 PM
totally agree,and as a fellow animal lover, people should not even think things up like that thats freakin horrible and i looked up bonsia kittens i totally beleive it and its a horrible and painful process for the cat anyway i hope that girl will rott in hell and it does not look photoshopped even thinkin those things is gross beyond gross
Posted by mark  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  09:24 PM
still gross guess wut... the bonsia kittens r n the same principal that is just a longer and more painful process and thinking of sumtin like that is equally gross poor cats wut kind of person would think that bonsia kittens r funny.. maybe we just have 2 different oppinionsplease stop arguing with me, but at least u agree this kitten killer thing is bad as most anyone would
Posted by llllllllllpppppppppp  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  09:30 PM
7 wut pg 7... the 7th one please explain Trotsky
Posted by vurb  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  09:32 PM
Sadly, it is looking like this is most likely a real video. It would take so much effort to fake this, and from what other people on here have mentioned this sort of thing does seem to be a fashion. While I don't have anything against quickly killing animals for food or such, it is a shame when people abuse animals simply for the sake of abusing them.

I do find it rather amusing, though, to see that some people still adamantly cling to the belief that bonsai kittens are real.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Mar 29, 2006  at  11:06 PM
i really dont think that is the piont, the idea of bonsia kittens is sickening.
Posted by mark  on  Thu Mar 30, 2006  at  06:39 AM
I saw the video, it looks real, but the cat does not move (hmmmmm) nor does it struggle to get away, it looks like the evil girl is just laying down a dead cat and squishing it, or maybe it was not awake like that lady tranquilized it, either way it does not look like it was suffering
Posted by who cares  on  Thu Mar 30, 2006  at  09:16 AM
if u saw the video, then surely u wud have seen its legs make making convulsive movements?! well into the middle part of the movie? sorry u must be blind.
Posted by gericka  on  Fri Mar 31, 2006  at  12:05 PM
maybe its legs were moving slightly, but y did it not try 2 get away
Posted by who cares  on  Fri Mar 31, 2006  at  04:49 PM
The video links don't work anymore. Can someone find a new one?
Posted by Ian  on  Sat Apr 01, 2006  at  01:17 AM
if you read my post in page 6, i mentioned that the animal cud be only partialy sedated or paralysed, as i worked as a vets assistant, i got to stand in on operations to just watch, iv seen that when an animal isnt properly anaesthetized it does those things. although i believed it was a paralytic drug as apposed to anaesthetic where it wud be asleep. as shes a nurse too she cud get sum no problem. heck! i was born in hong kong, being in china a person cud get anything no problem!
Posted by gericka  on  Sat Apr 01, 2006  at  06:17 AM
I guess two kittens will die, cause I just rubbed on out to this.
Posted by Baddude  on  Sun Apr 02, 2006  at  03:03 PM
llllllllllpppppppp said: heres another coppy of the video.....i cant believe that u even want to watch it!!!

I can't believe that you took the time and effort to find another copy of the video, especially as you appear to find it so offensive.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Mon Apr 03, 2006  at  08:07 PM
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