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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
(possibly disturbing)
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 by The Curator on Tue Mar 07, 2006


"FOR THE LAST TIME!!!!! who cares if its fake or real or a dead or paralized or slpeeping cat!!!!"
-- Posted by llllllllllppppppp on Apr. 03

Well, this is a web-site devoted to figuring out if things are hoaxes or not, so I would have to say that most of the people reading this are.

"Its stil gross to even think about squishing a living or dead or sleeping or paralized cat!!!! Y CANT YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT!!!"

Errrr. . .exactly who are you screaming at? Nobody's said anything at all recently arguing against that. Calm down.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Mon Apr 03, 2006  at  11:53 PM
yes agreed it is the most gross and vile fetish in the world, but surely it would be even more offensive and horrific that it is performed on live and incapacited animals. I just wanted to make a point that it was just so, as ppl still seemed to think that because it didnt run away it felt no pain.

this is definately not the only video that exist of the genre, its on the rise everywhere especially in the UK. It was a big thing in the 80s underground, and only gbecame illegal properly in early 90s. way back in 1994 rspca were arresting ppl left right and centre for the production and sale this sort of thing. In most of those videos the kittens feet were glued to a wooden board, puppies legs were broken, and lizards tails were nailed to the floor!

So no offense, but if ppl ask the question, and dont seem to be able to make a decision over what they're watching, i want to let them no its real and that the problem is so much more monstrous then it seems.
Posted by gericka  on  Tue Apr 04, 2006  at  04:44 AM
this is the most disturbing thing i have ever read....she should be shot through the eye with a f**king shotgun.
Posted by Jerusha  in  Va  on  Wed Apr 05, 2006  at  09:19 AM
Of course its sick! But go into a slotterhouse and what you find there is even the same shit like the one on the clip! So, stop to cry about this cat. Think about the chicken you will eat for dinner and how it died!
Posted by Tompel  in  Nairobi  on  Thu Apr 06, 2006  at  10:27 AM
Bloody hell! People are still posting about this? They're just bloody KITTENS! 30,000 children die of preventable diseases in the world EVERY DAY! Get a grip!
Posted by NH  on  Thu Apr 06, 2006  at  05:56 PM
OH MY GOD!!! Who he hell does she think she is?
Posted by Oscar V.  on  Fri Apr 07, 2006  at  01:20 PM
hi, i just what to add my views on this subject.

i am a 'crush fetishist' and ive viewed the file, (which someone posted the link above) i am a massive animal lover myself and personally i find it degrading!!

but basicly i'm just writting to say i hope you don't find all 'crush fetishists' sick!! - deep down we all have fetishes (a lot of them are WEIRDER than this).

yet what is strange about someone stepping on a bug (thats my interest).

our attraction, is basicly seeing a 'giant woman' crushing something and most crush fans picture themselfs being the bug (food, cigs etc), its all fantasy and an harmless fantasy.

but yes, when the interest evolves from bug/to animal then something is seriously wrong (with that person).

but its like sex/evolving to rape (for example) theres always people wanting to take something that little extra further and you get that with EVERTHING in life!!

but fortunitly, now laws have been put in place (some years ago) 'animal crush' is very rare in the crush scene (thank god).

but i hope you don't judge all 'crush fetishists' as one on this subject.

if you do, its like your judging everyone who likes having sex (who doesn't) to a rapist, if you get my point.
Posted by ghost6355uk  on  Sun Apr 16, 2006  at  10:48 PM
this is definately not the only video that exist of the genre, its on the rise everywhere especially in the UK. It was a big thing in the 80s underground, and only gbecame illegal properly in early 90s. way back in 1994 rspca were arresting ppl left right and centre for the production and sale this sort of thing. In most of those videos the kittens feet were glued to a wooden board, puppies legs were broken, and lizards tails were nailed to the floor!

So no offense, but if ppl ask the question, and dont seem to be able to make a decision over what they're watching, i want to let them no its real and that the problem is so much more monstrous then it seems.
Posted by gericka on Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 12:44 AM

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actaully your totally wrong, these videos are on the 'decline' actaully this is the first case in many years!!

you say its a problem in the UK, the UK as had one case of 'animal cruelty' involving crush and that was 2002 (and it was the last case in crush as a whole).

you say 'in most cases' these videos have kittens/puppies in them?? -

actaully past 'animal videos' 90% of the time the creature was mice, most which were produced in the america - in the mid/late 90's,

the 80's (as you say :/) the internet never even existed, so there wasn't a market for 'fetish' of any form.

do some research on something in future.
Posted by ghost6355uk  on  Sun Apr 16, 2006  at  11:03 PM
Lil' update 04/16:
They tracked down that whore and she lost her job. Not _my_ idea of a right treatment but think she's not doing that kind of thing again.

B-I-T-C-H.
Posted by Gazonga  in  Dschermany  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  02:48 AM
ghost6355uk:

Im sorry if i offended but i feel very strongly about violence against animals and i believe that
it has a direct link with fantasies involving violence with humans.

Im not naive to fetishes, i love the feeling of being tattooed, and am pretty into the whole bondage scene, but by my own choice and my 'willing' partners to involve myself/ourselves in these acts. A person has no right to use a living thing, especially an animal/insect/reptile/anything, which in my opinion has no place in sexual dealings in the first place (this involves zoophilia and beastialities). Its on a par with involving children who have no comprehension of what is going!

As for my references, according to the rspca services, which is only one of the charities i contacted to take this vid offline, have told me that their intelligence leads them to believe that this sort of sick video production is on the increase in the UK. I recieved posts on this subject between the early march and beginning of april. So im getting info from higher sources. And they had 'VIDEO' in th 80s. You dont have to high tech to be able to pass on filth.

Also with the rise of peer-to-peer file sharing networks, the availability and production of crush videos could be on the rise through ameteur producers without any of us the wiser. Iv come across real kiddy porn by just searching for episodes of LOST and Battlestar for gods sake!
Posted by gericka  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  05:27 AM
As for having a 'giant woman' crushing something and picturing yourselves being the bug (food, cigs etc), "its all fantasy and an harmless fantasy."

It may be a completely different case for you but for some more hardcore fans, the fetish may only just begin with insects, worms, crickets and snails. As for me killing any living thing is disgraceful in my books, as stupid as it may sound, i take the spiders out of the bath and release them, and move snails off the path to my door.

Just to remind you that this may apply to other 'crush fetishist' who may become desensitized to watching smaller creatures squirm in agony, they move on to larger and larger creatures. Tarantulas and large centipedes, then crayfish, crabs, and fish are next.

And when the "thrill" of tormenting those creatures fades, the hardcore crush fetishist moves on to more evolved animals that suffer more intensely and visibly: baby mice ("pinkies"), rats, guinea pigs, kittens, and dogs.

Empathizing with crustaceans and insects may be difficult some, but the few that are unable to see the evil in the act torturing and killing mice, cats and dogs cannot see the wrong in and are seriously out of touch with their conscience and let their sexual fantasies go way to far.

I have no problem with the many websites devoted to non-destructive trampling, foot fetishes, and "giantess worship", and although it may seem odd to those who don't share those particular fascinations, its perfectly normal to have a weird fascination, even if it is stepping on a toothpaste tube. I only start to worry when abuse is applied to a non willing entity.

People who have sexual problems or are over assertive and cannot find similar interest partners or a proper outlet lash out, and being a victim of sexual attack, i can only assume that a person who will over power his fixcation, perform his fantasies which he may know are wrong and intentionally hurt someone or something in the process with no empathy, is an individual who is taking his fetish too far and has a very serious problem which his sexual state and more importantly his mental state.
Posted by gericka  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  05:27 AM
gericka,

to be honest i agree with most what you say, but having a fetish yourself - you've got to be open-minded about other peoples fetish.

you say in your eyes even bug crush is wrong, yet when you go to the supermarket tomorrow they'll be sprays/fly squaters - things you can buy for getting rid of of bugs.

bug crush isn't the problem, i'm quite proud of my fetish's infact (foot fetish, crush).

'crushing a bug' will never become illegal (infact crush is a big market), i could probably name you 50 websites off the top of my head, and most of them are glamour models doing it!! - see it is an easy way for them to make money by just putting there foot down on something...(killing a bug is human nature), whether its kids walking home from school stomping ants, or squatting a fly with the newspaper.

yes animal crush is wrong, and it is a downside to the 'crush fetish' - but you say you have a 'bondage fetish' great! but that also can be taken to the extreme.

but whilst i am against any 'animal' being killed for sexual gratification, whats the diffence in animals being killed for 'fun?'

i'm not sure on your nationality but britain (fox hunting) the royal family do that all the time (even now its banned)!! :O

duck hunting, if your american all the members of congress love enduging in a little bit of shooting (just ask dick cheney)!!

how is the cow (beef), turkey (christmas), chicken (sunday dinner), killed before you eat it? how do you know it never suffered a painful death, yet would it stop MOST people eating it even if they knew?.

how about all the animal testing that goes off, (testing monkeys, ginny pigs etc)

but yeah as said, i'm totally against animal violence (in any form) - but it just irrates me is how 'crush' gets highlighted when OTHER things are going on in the world.

like this clip for example, yes it is degrading - but do a search on google about how an animal testing experiment looks and i bet its even more sicking than this (yet thats allowed)!!

crush isn't the problem, this is the first case in the press since 2002 and before that it was the 1990's.
Posted by ghost6355uk  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  10:11 PM
As for my references, according to the rspca services, which is only one of the charities i contacted to take this vid offline, have told me that their intelligence leads them to believe that this sort of sick video production is on the increase in the UK. I recieved posts on this subject between the early march and beginning of april. So im getting info from higher sources. And they had 'VIDEO' in th 80s. You dont have to high tech to be able to pass on filth.
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well i will say this mate, the RSPCA are wrong - theres only 1 crush website in fact EVEN from the uk :/ (which is basicly trample and as the odd bug/food crush).

i'm a trusted member in crush (seen/know a lot) and the 80's ive never heard of any crush video in the 1980's :/ (how was it distrubuted/advertised)??

HARD crush was on the go in the mid/late-90's (when it was legal in the united states)!!

seal hunting/whale killing/bear dancing/elephant hunting/chicken fighting etc...is A LOT more common than a mouse being stepped on.
Posted by ghost6355uk  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  11:41 PM
"They tracked down that whore and she lost her job. Not _my_ idea of a right treatment but think she's not doing that kind of thing again."

Unless the money's good, in which case she can now go 'full time'.

Just a thought.
Posted by David B.  on  Tue Apr 25, 2006  at  11:09 AM
Well, we literally slaughter pigs...what's the difference between a pig and a cat? What if we always ate cats, not pigs and this was a pig being crushed?
Posted by Omfg!!!!  in  Canada  on  Tue Apr 25, 2006  at  07:26 PM
I saw this clip completely by mistake last night, and I haven't been the same since.

I immediately deleted my account on the picture serving site (yafro) after seeing it, I was horrified to say the least.

People are the crulest, sickest creatures on the planet.

Should she die for it? That logic has the same cruelty. SHould she be sterilized and forced in to a mental hospital? Quite possibly.

The most disturbing aspect of it is that the poor animal seems totally trusting and affectionate towards her, and she had no respect for it's life at all- even up until the end, the look on it's face only turned to disbelief after she had already mortally wounded it before the c&nt; put her heel through both eyesockets.

Someone like her should never be able to have children, nor be the president of the united states )George Bush had tortured and killed small animals as a child).
Posted by stuart  in  nyc  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  07:48 PM
This piece of disgust made it to neopets.com, a children's website, and my child came crying to me this morning and has been completely freaked ever since. I'm sick to my stomach also. I certainly have no qualms wishing this "Asian woman" a near and not quick demise. Sorry, but you get what you dish in this life or beyond, and I'm not an American Christian freak, so I'm hoping it's this life and soon. KARMA.
Posted by VickiH  in  Colorado, USA  on  Sat Apr 29, 2006  at  11:19 PM
ummmm i think there are 2 more videos depicting a pupy and a rabbit being killed in the same manner....
Posted by kald  in  Melb VIC  on  Mon May 01, 2006  at  10:41 PM
this vid, and the other two, are on http://www.steakandcheese.com i personally believe that any crime involving animals should be a capital offense. if someone is able to kill an innocent animal for a few dollars then they are able to kill children. most serial killers start out as the sick fucks pulling wings off flys and tying cans to a cats tail. now let me say something to you vegan douchebags. there is a BIG difference between crushing a kitten for the sake of jerking off to it, and killling a cow or a pig for food. if you can not see that, then you are no better than the crushers. yes, we do not need meat to live, but it is my CHOICE do do so. it is human nature to eat meat, dating back thousands of years. now, i consider myself to have a pretty high tolerance. i frequently visit rotten.com (not for the pics, the library has some very intelligent articles)and it has no effect on me. i do refuse to watch this video though, and the ones on steakandcheese. as a 14 year old who has had several cats hit by cars, this subject hits close to home. for all you vegans who are saying "you only care because the animals cute!" thats not true. i am opposed to slaughterhouses, (i know im a hypocrite)hunting, and even declawing cats. ANY act of cruelty to ANY animal is fucking wrong, regardless of whether its cute or not
Posted by mokoto  on  Tue May 02, 2006  at  10:07 AM
I didn't watch the video, and I won't. It's hard to believe some sick bitch would even do that to a living creature. She just better hope that nobody (like me) who has compassion for animals and knows what she did runs into her. I hope someone stomps out her eyes and puts her into a mental hospital. In fact, I wish we could bring back the iron maiden just for this specific purpose. Maybe fix it so that it will slowly close for about 4 days.

No pain medication, either.
Posted by Herman  in  Arizona  on  Tue May 02, 2006  at  07:42 PM
i whole heartedly agree
Posted by mokoto  on  Wed May 03, 2006  at  03:08 PM
ummm...it's just a cat, get a grip
Posted by the lord almighty  on  Wed May 03, 2006  at  07:22 PM
who cares if its a cat? the issue is that someone would be fucked up enought to do this to ANY CREATURE, be it human, kitten, or whatever the fuck
Posted by mokoto  on  Wed May 03, 2006  at  07:59 PM
A friend of mine saw the video of this woman crushing a puppy to death. Her immediate reaction was absolute horror, and I don't know whether she will sleep well, if at all, tonight. My girlfriend had the same reaction.

I saw it and immediately reacted with thoughts of a shotgun, her mouth, and the anatomy of the brain being displayed on a wall for all to see. I was disgusted, horrified and enraged.

Now I've calmed down I can look at it more rationally. I found my way here and discovered that the puppy was just the latest in a long line of animals she has killed. At this point I think it's safe to assume they're real. That, at least, is the stance I'm taking. Wishing bad things upon her is a natural instinctive reaction, but let's think logically about this - do you really want to stoop to her level? Personally, I'd throw her in jail for a very long time. I hope I'm a better person than she.

As for the long-standing argument of animal cruelty, consider for a moment that many animals in the wild eat other animals. They don't have a way to kill the animal quickly, so they have to knock it down and rip it to death. Gruesome but a fact of nature. Now, I eat meat. I wear leather boots. I used to have a leather coat. And I feel no shame in these acts, nor in telling you. Why? Because, just like in the wild, I have lived because another animal has died. As for vegans, while I support and applaud your choice of lifestyle, I must point out that plantlife DOES feel pain. As Frederick Nietzche once said, "There is no feast without cruelty".

Animals are killed by other animals every day. And yes, despite our self-appointed importance, we are still just animals. But I at least take solace in the fact that one animal's death has sustained another's. Killing an animal for pure pleasure, however, is thoroughly objectionable to me. I opposed hunting because I didn't agree with having 50 people on horseback, with 50 beagles at their heels, chasing one or two foxes, for nothing but sport - a day out, a bit of fun. I am opposed to the fur trade because I don't see why an animal should die solely to satisfy our vanity - something that caused some conflict between myself and my grandparents a while ago. Yet I wear leather boots. Why? Well, when a cow is killed, almost none of it's body goes to waste.

In closing, I'd fist like to apologise if any of my thoughts seem unclear. Sad to say, that's my way of writing. By all means, feel free to contact me if you want to discuss this issue with me. But I will admit something to you here and now. I AM more horrified about the death of a kitten than the death of a human. I have substantially less sympathy for the human race than other animals on this planet. So while I don't wish this woman any harm other than a lengthly jail term, I won't be upset if he receives the same torture she's delivered to the victims of her tapes.
Posted by Morogth  in  UK  on  Wed May 03, 2006  at  08:11 PM
actually, the video I saw is a puppy.

I saw the kitten pictures though.

There's interviews saying she did it, so I don't understand why people think it's fake.
Posted by Tanya  in  Louisiana  on  Thu May 04, 2006  at  12:41 AM
we all have an incling about how bad slaughter houses are, and i even had a pretty hideous idea of what i might belike, but i had no idea just how dispicable people were and lax laws could be until i saw this and other videos on the PETA website.

check out just how horrific it would be if you were in line for the frozen section of a supermarket and the dinner table.

http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/video.asp?video=meet_your_meat&Player=wm&speed=_med
Posted by gericka  on  Thu May 04, 2006  at  05:07 AM
personally i hope they find that woman and i also hope she gets the same faith as that kitten she killed. THat bitch seriously deserves to die. I can't believe there are sick ppl like this in the world. Oh and they should definitely pass laws over there BANNING any kind of animal cruelty!!
Posted by Carolyn R.  in  Houston Tx  on  Thu May 04, 2006  at  06:27 PM
Arguing over the internet is like the special olympics, if you win, your still a retard.
Posted by Your all jackasses  on  Fri May 05, 2006  at  01:07 AM
That is plain disgusting how dare she do something like that, she deserves the same fate as that poor kitten and the rest of the animals shes brutaly murdured with her fucking shoes!
Posted by g  on  Fri May 05, 2006  at  01:09 AM
Some of you people are stupid. This is completely real and not faked in any way. There's also videos going around of someone crushing a puppy and rabbit to death.

This is an extreme form of a foot fetish called "crushing". In the tamer versions of it, people only crush food or other objects. In the extreme version of it, they crush insects and animals. They torture them to death.

This isn't some hoax. It's very serious.
Posted by Sara  in  Ohio  on  Fri May 05, 2006  at  01:21 AM
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