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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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Susan    

Here is another one! Why are the Kardashian's in the news? And why do they have a TV show? I don't get it, is Hollywood and TMZ running out of talented people? So anyone can be a so called "STAR" so these girls take their clothes off and talk like drunken sailors is that all it takes to be a STAR making bundles of money, sign us all up?? It could be the end to proverty.

1563 days ago
182.

Tracey     

the things people will do for fame.. i mean is this really news worthy, i mean i saw this story on HLN today please!

1563 days ago
183.

SSJ    

PEOPLE ARE SO ****ING STUPID! The cat is held like that half of his life as a baby by their cat mom, it doesn't hurt them at all. The cat mom does this also to discipline them when they are being bad.

1563 days ago
184.

Miranda banks     

I agree this girl is a fame whore for real i mean you cant sing , dance or act how far can silicone get you ? She will be Paris H in a few months .. boring and irrelevant !!!!

1562 days ago
185.

Dave Dave Tor    

Hold the pet with two hands and on his sides, idiot !

1560 days ago
186.

Whitechick    

Wow!! Kim- it was an African American cat you'd think you'd treat it better. You are one stupid, spoiled little bitch and I hope you and your family rot in hell. It's also not cute to screw around with *****s on a daily basis. Try giving your undeserved money that your mommy got you by pimping you out and give it to animals in need.

1560 days ago
187.

brodie    

Doing things the Aussie way?



You wouldn't know **** about how we do stuff, you pathetic, small minded Americans. Don't say **** that you know nothing about. We are completely against animal cruelty. Shes been seen eating a burger.. maybe shes doing things the American way and stuffing her face?

1524 days ago
188.

Zeke    

PETA are fine ones to talk. They are very good at forgetting that humans are animals and then being absurdly cruel to them in the name of their Cause.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0exLa6saV9o

1516 days ago
189.

La La Land    

Hey Kim,



You look like a plus size model holding that kitten.. OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

1457 days ago
190.

Ben     

Expect less from an amateur porn star

1190 days ago
191.

Dave    

Obviously she's not an "animal person" ~ nor would it seem that she has ever had anything to do with cats, prior to that encounter...

Let's just hope she never gets a pet..

1004 days ago
192.

Liddy    

The way she's posing with the cat makes her appear like she's about to harm it... It just doesn't look right at all. And btw, who cares if a mother cat carries her kittens by the scruff of the neck? Human beings don't hold pets like that, a normal person would cradle the kitten against their body. This photo is very reminiscent of animal crush videos. If you don't know what that is and decide to look it up, take extreme caution as the images are VERY graphic, and disturbing.

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