PETA Calls On West Ham Boss to Give Kurt Zouma the Boot

PETA Calls On West Ham Boss to Give Kurt Zouma the Boot

London – After Kurt Zouma was selected and played for West Ham United on Tuesday evening – despite a now-viral video showing the defender slapping, kicking, and hurling objects at his cat – animal protection group PETA has fired off a letter urging they club’s majority owner David Sullivan to give the defender the boot.

“Anyone who abuses an animal in such a heinous way must suffer the consequences for their actions,” writes PETA Director Elisa Allen. “To allow Zouma to continue to play for your club would be a stain on West Ham’s reputation and would send the worrying message to your fans and the public that the club doesn’t take animal abuse seriously.”

The letter from PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – is available here. The group has also called for the two cats in Zouma’s “care” to be removed immediately and given new homes with someone capable of showing them the kindness and empathy that he clearly lacks. For more information, please visit PETA’s website or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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