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Kim Kardashian -- Hello Kitty Controversy

4/19/2010 5:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian is being ripped apart by her Twitter fans and PETA for the way she held a kitten in a photo she posted on her page -- but according to another animal rights group, it's not as bad as it seems.

Kim Karsdashian
We spoke to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals L.A., who told us "It is permissible to hold a kitten by his or her scruff for a brief amount of time" ... but warns, "the manner in which Ms. Kardashian is holding the kitten could lead others to mishandle animals."

According to sources on the set of the photo shoot where the pic was taken, Kim only held the cat by the scruff for a few seconds -- and did it with the owner and a vet's consent.

We're told the cat is "doing fine."



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Observer999    

That looks a bit odd, with the kitten at head height, but I was always taught that to move kittens around - especially if you had to move a few - that it was best to pick them up the way their mothers do, by the scruff of their necks.

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MaryMac    

Don't like the girl, but why would it be controversial to hold a cat the same way they are carried by their mother? It doesn't hurt them one bit. Rediculous...these people really need to get a life!

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3.

A    

Thanks TMZ, for letting us know the cat is fine.

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Kelli    

She doesnt look sexy, she looks like she is constipated, what a stupid pose. I hope that cat scratches her pinchy face.

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marcel     

this is very stupid.......everyone must know that catmom carries her kittens this way..........you might think she committed a crime...where the hell are we all going?????????????? to make a story out of this?.......

1594 days ago
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Larizza    

Seriously this is NEWS? THERE ARE MORE VILE THINGS HAPPENING IN CURRENT AFFAIRS AND THIS PIECE OF **** WHO SPREADS HER NASTY ASS WHEN EVER A CAMERA IS AROUND ......IS NEWS?

1594 days ago
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DANA    

I never understand why this person is celebrity?
What has she done in her life? Why is she famous for?
Oh yeah her dad was famous lawer. Give us break.
She has no talent and her ass looks like cable TV.

1594 days ago
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R.Zimmerman    

Actually, the cat has been abused and contaminated just by coming into contact with this truly filthy piece of trash.

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karen lee    

THIS IS JUST WRONG! When mother cats hold their babies like THIS -- THE BABIES weigh just a few OUNCES. This cat is far TOO BIG to be held like SHE'S doing!
Did you see that episode on her lame TV show where she brought home a STRAY DOG -- she has about as much NURTURING instincts as a BAR OF SOAP.
This entire family is WHAT'S WRONG with this country today! People obsessed by others who do NOTHING but make fools of themselves on "reality" TV.
They have mastered the art of (literally) whoring out their off-spring ... for profit and "fame." POOR BRUCE JENNER. The only TRUE celebrity in that BROOD.

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$$    

can I hold her ***** that way??

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Wombat    

This is actually a good way to pick up kittens and puppies. Most vets will tell you that cupping your hand into a "V" and picking the pet up under their belly or ribcage can damage your pets ribs as they are still developing. Do it too often and your pets ribcage can actually start to resemble a "V." as well.



Not to mention that picking them up by the scruff of the neck makes them more docile and they will squirm less, helping you to avoid scratches...and dropped pets.

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Julianne    

i know its normal for momma cats to carry kittens that way, but why was kim posing like that for? was it "sexy" to hold a cat that way?



I think it looks retarded.

1594 days ago
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Sonja    

It's wrong because that is a large kitten, a mother cat will only carry a kitten by the scruff when they are too small to move much on their own, and usually only when she feels they are danger. A cat of that size should be supported underneath if you are going to try and hold it by the scruff of the neck like that. Once it's that heavy the weight pulling on the skin can be painful.

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Allen Ridak    

She is in Australia today. Obviously she's doing things the Aussie way.

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amahdee    

OMG I found the video here with Kim Kardashian and the kat
Kim Kardashian – Hello Kitty VIDEO

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