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Dyddiad: 11 Mawrth 1916

Trawsysgrif:

“WORSE THAN A GERMAN.”
FOREIGN SEAMAN HEAVILY FINED.
SHOCKING CRUELTY TO KITTEN AT SWANSEA.

Manuel Gorrigi, seaman, was summoned at Swansea Borough Police Court on Saturday for cruelty to a cat.

A witness namer [sic] Tanner, crane-driver under the Swansea Harbour Trust, said he saw defendant coming up from the forecastle of a ship, and picking up a cat, dashed rather than threw it, over the side of the boat to the ground. Witness went over to the spot and saw the animal (a little kitten) lying across the lines with its back broken. He said to defendant; “You are worse than a German.” Defendant said to him, “Me no German,” and witness replied, “No, you are worse.”

P.O. (16) Webber said he received a complaint from the last witness. The cat was in great pain, so he put it in a bag with a couple of stones and drowned it in the dock.

Defendant now said, through an interpreter, that he did not mean to harm the cat, only to put it ashore.

A fine of 40s., 5s. interpreter's fee, and 5s. witness' fee—£2 10s. in all—was imposed.

Inspector Lindsay, R.S.P.C.A., prosecuted.


Ffynhonnell:
'“WORSE THAN A GERMAN.”' South Wales Weekly Post. 11 Maw. 1916. 7.

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