An Auckland woman is before the courts on a raft of animal cruelty charges after she allegedly abused and killed rabbits and kittens.
She was also alleged to have performed sexual acts with the animals and captured those acts on film.
Yingchun Zhu, 31, appeared in the North Shore District Court this morning facing nine charges of cruelty or ill treatment of an animal and 11 of making objectionable publications, namely video recordings.
The Sunnynook woman pleaded not guilty to all 20 charges when she appeared before the registrar just before 10am.
She was remanded on bail until her next appearance in June.
Charging documents reveal the details of the allegations against Zhu. They are graphic and extremely specific.
In court this morning Zhu, a petite and smartly dressed woman, was supported by two men and appeared to be distressed by her situation.
She did not speak during the short hearing, allowing the duty lawyer to enter not guilty pleas to all 20 charges on her behalf.
The registrar remanded Zhu on bail until June 5 when her case will be reviewed and set a number of conditions.
Zhu is not allowed to access the internet other than at her place of work and for work-only purposes.
She is not to own or possess any animals or pets.
And she must allow police access to her home to carry out checks to ensure she is complying with the conditions.
Detective Sergeant Ross Clapp declined to comment on the case.
“Police are unable to make any comment while this matter is before the courts,” he said.
1. Clearly not all migrants do this.
2. The details of this crime are shocking but plenty of NZ locals have been prosecuted for similar animal cruelty charges. Just not the sex part.
3. It’s weird how neo-nazis get all angry at people for not having empathy. Kind of hypocritical.
Sparks - why do you have to start a comment by calling someone a “retard”. Obviously you have a weak argument if you have to start your comment degrading someone. Not very “progressive” and PC of you! I think I am reasonably smart but I don’t even understand what point you are trying to make,
Hey “Fuck Nazis” (very original and clever name). Not all migrants do this you are correct but a disproportionate number do. In China the way they treat their animals is disgusting and this is ingrained in their culture. They boil dogs alive, cut off their limbs while they are alive, millions of pets are taken to be eaten etc. This is all tolerated and legal in that country. This is not the conduct of a civilised society. And dont get me started on Halal torture of animals. Do some research before you comment.
Also why do you assume people here are neo-nazis? Talk about intolerance and stereo-typing people who just want to voice their opinions. It looks like you lack empathy (especially with animals). I may as well assume that you are an animal hater and torturer too for defending this woman. Also you know Nazis where socialists right? You did learn that at school? Most people in the NF are probably centre to right, not left like the Nazi’s. I suggest you are probably closer to a Nazi and their political agenda than most of the people here. Maybe going by your name you want to fuck yourself? There is a good idea.
one reason why china has been referred to as third world is there failure to implement any animal welfare laws.in 2006 zhou ping of the national peoples congress introduced the first nation wide animal protection law but it didnt move forward.in sept 2009 the first comprehensive animal welfare law of the prc was introduced but hasnt made any progress.according to surveys 80 % of han chinese practice some kind of folk religion namely taoism & 10-16 % buddhism of which both religions emphasize caring for animals .tsinghua university professor argues animal rights represents a form of western imperialism (foreign trash ) that is anti humanity.he argues animals are not sentinent (dont have feelings) & therefore dont have rights.first world organisations such as rspca,humane society & many more have tried to ameliorate the chinese situation but to no avail.sadly the chinese cause animal rights problems globally also with one such example being the insatiable importation of ivory from killed elephants & rhinos from other third world countries .such cultural behaviour to be termed as retarded would be a compliment as its absolutely nerfarious.
I’m with you Dr Livingstone. It’s pretty rich to call someone a retard when you can’t even articulate your point (if there actually was one).
1) Of course - not all immigrants are Asian for one thing. It tends to be Asian countries in particular where little respect is shown for animals. Secondly, it’s because we have laws in place to deter cruelty - and for most people that is sufficient.
2) What’s your point? It’s bad enough that we have native trash that would do such things. However, this appears to be someone that we have allowed into our community; a huge privilege in my opinion. Someone who is supposed to benefit our country. I’m not seeing that - are you?
3) I’ll bet you call anyone who disagrees with you a neo-Nazi, fascist, racist or bigot. To be fair, you did do better than sparks in terms of your comment, but the bar was set pretty low.
Humans are not carnival’s we do not have the teeth of one we don’t have a short bowel human bowel is one of the longest in animal kind about 38 feet a dog has a bowel of 10 feet, neither do humans have the digestive juices to break down meat.
If you need iron a lot more is in green leafy vegetables.
And that has had a face or a mother has cholesterol within
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