Animal rights activists attack Peruvian men who threw cat into crocodile-infested lagoon

The video has rightly caused a huge uproar on social media

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Despicable footage from Peru shows two men throwing a cat into a crocodile-infested lagoon.

The enclosure was surrounded by high wooden faces, making it impossible for the helpless creature to escape.

The shocking video shows the cat being thrown in the pond and quickly swimming away from the crocodiles, before reaching a small patch of dry land. It then attempts to jump over the fence, but the obstacle is too high and a crocodile emerges from the water, grabbing the feline in its teeth and dragging it into the water.

Remarkably, the cat manages to struggle free and swim to another fence, but it cannot reach and is eventually caught by several crocodiles. The cat does not survive the ordeal.

It has been reported that the video was taken in the district of Nauta in Iquitos, Peru. A crowd of onlookers appear to not be bothered by the horror unfolding in front of them.

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The video has caused outrage and disgust across social media and from animal rights organisations. Many called on the owner of the crocodile farm to be charged by police.

The RSPCA, which cannot investigate the incident due to it taking place in South America, told The Independent, "We would like to express our shock and disgust at the events in the video.

"The use of animals in this way is completely unacceptable and would have undoubtedly suffered immense fear and distress."

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