Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old man accused of killing 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, documented his own vicious killing of a cat. In an online journal, Gendron provided grisly details about the manner in which he killed the cat, who he claimed had attacked his own family cat, Paige.
As reported by the New York Post, Gendron’s journal stated :
“I quickly enter and the gray cat was attacking her. I then spent the next hour and a half chasing the cat around the garage and stabbing it with my knife (the camo one).”
He went on to explain exactly how many times he stabbed the cat’s neck until the head came off, and he posted grim photos of the mutilated cat, and his own face covered in the cat’s blood. He proceeded to explain that he felt nothing after killing the cat, stating “I thought I would be in pain but I literally just feel blank.”
Gendron is accused of committing a hate crime at the Buffalo supermarket – live streaming the violent massacre on Twitch. The teen’s prior act of animal cruelty perfectly highlights the documented link between animal abuse and human violence; one of the many reasons that Animal Victory pushes for substantial punishment for animal abusers.