Kurt Zouma, a footballer who is an ambassador for an organization that helps lions, kicked his pet cat.
Kurt Zouma, the Premier League footballer who was caught on camera down kicking his cat, is an ambassador for an organization that helps abused big animals.
The West Ham defender was seen on camera tossing shoes at his pet and then smacking the scared puss in his £2 million property, according to the Sun.
The videographer chuckles as the French international chases the cat around his dining room in front of a toddler.
He throws a pair of fashionable shoes at the animal, which attempts desperately to flee.
He is seen hitting the pet in the face — and out of the scene — in the last film.
The Sun can reveal that Zouma is an ambassador for the French charity Seed, which has generated funds for a major cat refuge.
Last year, the charity raised £20,000 to renovate a tiger habitat at Refuge De L’Arche in France, which Zouma proudly advertises in his Instagram bio.
They care for large cats like tigers and lions that were rescued from cruel owners and would not survive in the wild.
Disgusted animal welfare organizations have already condemned the Premier League star, who might potentially face criminal charges.
According to Bazzup Sports, the RSPCA has received at least one complaint over the video, which might allow the organization to seek legal action.
Last night, Zouma apologized profusely for the attack, insisting that it was a rare incident.
“I want to apologize for my conduct,” he stated.
There are no justifications for my actions, which I deeply regret.
“I also want to express my sincere apologies to anyone who was offended by the video, and I’d like to reassure everyone that our two cats are happy and healthy.”
“Our entire family loves and cherishes them, and this was an isolated occurrence that will not happen again.”
The £30 million footballer was said to be enraged because the Bengal — an expensive kind of tamed cat that resembles a miniature leopard — had messed up his home.