Last month, a cat with its hind legs amputated was found in an apartment complex in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province.

Although he was bleeding profusely, he was fortunately rescued by a woman passing by and was treated at the hospital, which saved his life.

Around the same time, an animal cruelty incident took place at Olympic Park in Songpa-gu, Seoul.

From the end of May to the beginning of June, six kittens were found dead one after another in Olympic Park.

Witnesses explained that the cat's organs and body parts were scattered as if on display.

The police started an investigation, believing that it was highly likely that the crime was committed by a human rather than by another animal, but the culprit has not been caught.

A world where one in four houses has a pet.

In many homes, dogs and cats are now de facto family members.

However, the number of cases of cruelty to animals is increasing every year, and it has been growing very rapidly in recent years.

SBS's new issue exploration content studio Black, in its first order, digs into the issue of cruelty to animals, which is becoming strangely cruel, and seeks alternatives.

In the first order, we investigated the recent cat abuse case in Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, the site of the cat serial killing in Seoul Olympic Park, what happened, and how the police investigation is being conducted.