Kim Kardashian has defended a controversial photo taken in Sydney of her holding a kitten by the scruff of its neck.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Tweeted the picture yesterday but was soon inundated with negative comments from fans.
She took to her website to clear the controversy up, writing: "Rest assured, the owner and the vet were on set and showed me how to pick him up.
"The cat was not harmed in any way and is perfectly fine! I love animals and I would never do anything to harm any animals."
But that hasn't stopped the RSPCA from firing back that someone from the organisation would be happy to show her correct handling techniques.
Photo: Kim Kardashian
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