The man who tore the head off a kitten in front of his family has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison.
David Hamuera Snook has also been banned from owning or exercising animals for five years.
The Pukekohe District Court heard how Snook went to his former partner's house drunk, in November, where an argument happened.
Snook then sat at the dining table, took the family kitten in his arms, and while laughing, twisted its head off.
His former partner and her children watched Snook kill the kitten and its headless body run across the floor, according to the police summary of facts.
Congratulations to Judge Sharon McAuslan for imposing a decent sentence, given that the maximum penalty for this offence is three years. Perhaps the Corrections Department could arrange for Snook to spend some time with Gary Laurence McKinlay.
In the meantime, we again wish Simon Bridges well with his campaign to get tough on scumbags such as David Snook.
UPDATE: Here's another name for Simon Bridges' Wall of Shame - Te Ahu Aaron Mankelow - once again, don't follow the link if you're easily sickened. This guy may even be worse that David Snook!