Man vents anger on kitten

YILAN, TAIWAN - A hawker has made a public apology for battering a kitten to death during a spat with his wife at their shop, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reports.

The man, known as Huang, operates at the Dongmen Night Market in Yilan, Taiwan, and was filmed by passers-by directing his anger on a four-month-old kitten during a fight with his Vietnamese wife in June.

The man reportedly slammed the little animal on the floor four times before it died and he was said to have done this to "scare" his wife, who laughed at the whole episode instead.

The couple's footage was uploaded on the Internet and caused furore among many Netizens, with people hitting out at the couple.

Their shop was also splashed with paint.

With the help of a city councillor recently, Huang held a placard, written in Chinese "Kitty, I am sorry! I am wrong! I am so wrong!" and knelt at the night market's entrance, asking for forgiveness and another chance to be given to him and his wife.

The councillor noted that the couples business dropped some 80 per cent and the entire business at the night market suffered 20 per cent loss after the footage went viral.