A TEEN has been slammed as “putrid” and “sick” for filming herself drowning three newborn kittens to show off on Snapchat.
Despite pals begging the Australian to stop killing the felines, she defended her action, saying she wanted to do it “while they’re young”.
The clip shows the teen pushing three black kittens under the water with one hand while they struggle for air.
One horrified woman warned on Facebook: “This girl drowned kittens and recorded it, and sent it to people!”
The animal-lover said she hoped the “putrid rat” got into “as much trouble as she deserves”.
Another woman who shared the upsetting footage on Facebook wrote: “So just got sent a video and screen shot of this chick drowning kittens.
“What kind of sick person does that – if you don’t want them, give them to the RSPCA or a friend.”
She wrote: “This is animal abuse… hope she gets punished for this.”
According to Daily Mail Australia the teen had told pals she was going to kill the kittens because she didn’t have enough space for cats.
Filmed in Bundaberg, Queensland, she said on Snapchat that it was better to do it “while they’re young”.
Yes, I killed them, why? Who gives a f***?
Although disturbed mates begged her to sell or give them away for free, so they could live, she disputed that, replying: “They won’t be able to live for six weeks without their mum, you can’t even get rid of a cat until six weeks old.”
After they were drowned, she later confirmed: “Yes, I killed them, why? Who gives a f***?”
Michael Beatty, a spokesman for animal charity RSPCA, asked for anyone who witnessed animal cruelty to contact them immediately.
A Queensland Police spokesperson said a girl, 17, from Millbank was charged for breaching the duty of care of animals by failing to provide under the Animal Care and Protection Act.
She will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act, police said.
The drowning comes after a wave of disturbing incidents reported in Australia.
The RSPCA said a kitten had been discovered dumped in a bin in Queensland with the remnants of firecrackers underneath duct tape wrapped around its body.
The kitten was found with tape binding its neck, legs and torso and was taken to the RSPCA Wacol campus veterinary hospital.
When the tape was removed, veterinarian staff discovered pieces of fireworks and burn injuries to the kitten’s neck and mouth.
A spokesperson said: “This appears to have been a calculated, premeditated act of extreme cruelty.
“Sadly international research has shown all too clearly that similar cases are the precursor to greater violence.
“Cruelty to animals can lead to cruelty to humans and worse.”
On June 25 a white and ginger male cat was found dead in a freezer also in Queensland.
Post-mortem results noted a significant injury to the cat and the investigation concluded that the cat was put in the freezer alive and suffered for a period of time before dying.
The charity said it was “unusual” to have so many cases involving cats and kittens.