Gamer Alinity Under Investigation After Throwing Cat, Spitting Vodka Into Mouth During Livestream

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.
July 20, 2019 Updated: July 20, 2019

A popular video gamer is under investigation after she was seen hurling her cat while playing a video game during a livestream on the Twitch platform.

Alinity was also seen taking a swig of vodka and spitting it into her cat’s mouth.

Videos shared by journalist Ian Miles Cheong garnered millions of views and eventually prompted a response from the authorities.

“A formal cruelty complaint regarding this matter has been filed with our Animal Protection department and is currently under investigation,” the Saskatoon Society for the Prevention of Animals said.

“If you have any further details, you can assist our Officers & add to the file b[y] reporting here.

A spokeswoman for the office said that the agency found the video concerning.

“We’ve got a few formal complaints on our website, and our animal protection officers receive those right away,” Jasmine Hanson told Global News.

The agency was trying to figure out the woman’s address and Hanson noted that if she didn’t live in the society’s jurisdiction the agency could refer the case to a different agency.

Alinity has over 52 million views on Twitch, which is primarily used by gamers live streaming themselves playing games to let fans watch them.

PETA also shared the videos on Twitter and tagged Twitch support, urging them to “Take a stand for cats & please remove Alinity from @Twitch immediately.”

“She is using the platform to post animal abuse, which sends a dangerous message to anyone watching her videos. Cats are not props to abuse for more views,” the group stated.

Alinity later took to Twitter to issue an apology for the way she treated her cat.

“Hey everyone, I understand the concern and I am sorry for my lapses in judgement. I shouldn’t have gotten frustrated with Milo, but I dropped him on the floor behind my chair. I’m not that strong. The Vodka thing was well over a year ago but it was also a stupid thing to do,” she wrote.

“I also understand the desire to report me to pet authorities and encourage anyone to do so if they feel pets are being mistreated, by anyone, anywhere. My animals are well loved, and live in a warm and caring home, and I will comply with any authority that seeks to validate this,” she continued.

“I think a lot of people are doing this because they believe they are doing the right thing, so no salt. I don’t pretend to be perfect, and I will always try to do better, and improve myself.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.