BRITISH COLUMBIA

Jordan Lucas, Kitten Torture Suspect, Faces New Cruelty Charges

01/24/2013 04:28 EST | Updated 03/26/2013 05:12 EDT
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This photo provided by Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species shows a eight month old kitten named Crystal. A fierce, tiny kitten is proof that black-footed cat embryos can be successfully implanted into housecats and that there are still kinks to be worked out in cloning the southern African species. Crystal is a test-tube kitten, her embryo created by in vitro fertilization and implanted into the womb of a domestic cat which gave birth Feb. 6 at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. She's also among fewer than 80 black-footed cats in zoos and collections such as ACRES. (AP Photo/Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species)
VANCOUVER - A Vancouver man charged last year over allegations he used a cellphone to videotape himself torturing a kitten now faces more charges.

Jordan Lucas has been charged with two more counts of animal cruelty after another 36 videos of five cats and a mouse being tortured and killed were uncovered.

The tapes were turned over to the British Columbia SPCA by a member of the public who stumbled onto them.

SPCA general manager Lorie Chortyk says the case is extremely disturbing, involving sickening torture and abuse.

Lucas was originally charged when a woman who had purchased a cellular phone found a 50-minute video tape showing only a man's hands abusing a kitten.

Lucas will appear in court on Feb. 4 to face the additional charges.

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