Woman Who Threw Cat in Trash Says "It's Just a Cat"

The woman who was caught on tape throwing a cat in a trash can is speaking out and says she doesn't understand what all the fuss is about.  INSIDE EDITION has the latest.

We're hearing for the first time from the woman at the center of the cat-in-the-trash can outrage.

Bank teller Mary Bale is the English woman caught on a security camera, first petting the cat, then dumping it in a trash can, closing the lid, and walking away.

One journalist asked, "Are you sorry about what happened?"

"Yes, of course I am," replied Bale.

"There is a press release which has been sent out that will hopefully answer some questions," Bale continued.

Lola the cat was trapped for 16 hours before her owners found her in the trash and set her free. The video, posted on Facebook, has sparked outrage around the world.

Now Bale has a police escort because she's been receiving death threats from as far away as America. And she didn't help her case much by telling the London Sun newspaper, "I don't know what the fuss is about. Ok, I shouldn't have done it.  But it's just a cat."

So why did she do it?

Speaking from her home, Bale told the newspaper, "I thought it would be funny. I never thought it would be trapped. I expected it to wriggle out of the bin. It was a split second of madness."

Bale also says in a press release that she is "profoundly sorry" for what she did, and that she is due to meet with police over the incident that's causing outrage the world over.