In the latest development, more than 80,000 people signed a petition calling for the French defender to be prosecuted, over the cruel treatment of the cat.
Although Zuma offered an apology for the shameful act, this admission of guilt was not enough to convince the angry to back down, according to the British newspaper, “The Guardian”.
In the video, the player appeared to rain down on the cat inside his house, and then appeared to kick it with his foot in order to keep it away.
Essex Police said they are communicating with the Royal Society Against Cruelty to Animals, as part of an “urgent investigation”.
West Ham commented on the incident, saying that it condemned what the player had done without any reservation, in reference to his abuse of the cat.
A petition was launched against the player on the “Change.org” platform, and the owners of the initiative said that Britain is a country that has laws that address violence against animals, “and these laws should apply to all people, whether they are rich or poor, regardless of whether they are famous.”
The petition asked the British police, to expedite an urgent investigation, in order to prosecute the person involved who did a “terrible thing”, according to the activists.
The petition also urged the player to be prohibited from keeping any animals in his home, because he is not entrusted with their safety.
She added that not holding Zuma accountable would have a bad effect, as it would send a signal that the amusement of torturing animals is justified.