Note: First video is the cat microwaving video that has sparked outrage in social media. The second is Hassan Hammoud's apology for his act.
The minute-long clip that circulated via social media shows a Lebanese man named Hassan Hammoud forcing a helpless cat into a microwave oven, then turning it on as his friend Mohammad Jallad films the incident.
From what can be seen in the video, the cat was badly burned but seemed to have survived. “Here is the criminal Hassan Hammoud imprisoning a cat in the microwave and warming it,” laughed Jallad during filming.
The video was posted to Jallad’s facebook account before being removed for violating user policies. Parts of the video were also shown on news outlets across the region, sparking outrage on social media and prompting a discussion on the region’s animal welfare laws.
“I dare Lebanon po
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