Well, I have to DISAGREE. It's the amount and duration that MAY be abusive, not the activity itself, because frankly, I spin Rocket around on the floor (not that fast and certainly not long enough to make him dizzy) and HE LOVES IT!!! It's playtime for Rocket. I don't do it with my other cats because they don't like it.
I don't know what the cat pictured thought of it, but it didn't look like he was complaining much. If this was something done to him before, and he didn't like it, he wouldn't allow it to be done again. Cats have claws and fangs!! Frankly, the cat involved can jump up and run away anytime he doesn't like it, and they most certainly will.
You have to respect what each individual animal's likes and dislikes are.