Cat Welfare Society shared the video of an interview it did with the ex-girlfriend of the Tampines cat abuser. The cat abuser, Fajar Ashraf Fajar Ali, admitted to throwing the cat from the 10th floor of a public housing block in Tampines. He then slammed it on the ground twice to ensure that it is dead. Fajar was sentenced to 18 weeks’ jail on 13 March.
Have you ever wondered what leads someone to commit animal abuse? The ex-girlfriend of the convicted Tampines cat abuser contacted the Cat Welfare Society when she read the news that he was arrested. She agreed to meet with us to tell her story and give insights as to what makes an animal abuser tick. Studies around the world have shown that animal abuse does not happen in a vacuum. Even when an abuser does not look like an abuser, with all the appearance of an upstanding citizen, the signs are almost always there in a history of misconduct and violence. Often however, it is only the closest ones who knows and they are the ones most likely to stay silent. We commend Sarah* for her bravery in coming forward with her story. We hope her story draws a distinct link that animal abusers do not just abuse animals. As a society, we must recognise the signs early and never ignore or tolerate abuse of any kind. Seek help. Report it. Save your loved ones and inadvertently, you may also save an innocent animal's life whose crime was simply to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Posted by Cat Welfare Society on Thursday, 6 April 2017
The ex-girlfriend of Fajar, Sarah (not her real name), recounted how she was abused by him on several occasions. Once he even threw a mobile phone at her, causing a bleeding dent on her head.
Fajar would promise to change every time Sarah threatened to break-up with him, only to revert to his abusive self a few days later.
Fajar also had a split personality according to his ex-girlfriend. He is extremely nice to his friends and family. She said that they would never guess how violent he could get.
CWS said that studies around the world have shown that animal abuse does not happen in a vacuum, and that signs are almost always there in a history of misconduct and violence.
“Often however, it is only the closest ones who knows and they are the ones most likely to stay silent,” CWS said.
Adding: “We commend Sarah* for her bravery in coming forward with her story. We hope her story draws a distinct link that animal abusers do not just abuse animals.”
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