Target: Karen Phillips, Director of Enforcement, Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Goal: Thank the of Veterinary Medical Examiners for moving to revoke the veterinary license of the doctor who murdered a cat.
Thanks in part to Forcechange’s Revoke License of Veterinarian Accused of Killing Cat with Bow and Arrow petition, the Alley Cat Allies announced recently announced that the Veterinary Medical Examiners Board has officially filed the paperwork to do just that. This is the first step in preventing this cruel and inhumane woman from practicing veterinary medicine again, and we must applaud the board for taking positive steps in the right direction.
ForceChange petitioned the Austin County District Attorney (Punish Vet Accused of Bragging About Killing Cat) to take action against Lindsey initially after an April 2015 incident wherein the vet allegedly shot and killed a cat in the head with a bow and arrow. According to reports, Lindsey lifted the dead animal by the arrow to have her picture taken, and then posted the picture on social media and bragged about the incident. Unfortunately, the District Attorney did not file charges against the veterinarian, but she was fired from the practice where she worked and the Veterinary Board opened an investigation of the incident.
The news that the board is moving forward to revoke Lindsey’s license is a positive step in the right direction for animal rights that will not only encourage stricter punishment for those who commit acts of animal cruelty, but also provide some justice for the horrific death of the cat, which was believed to be a neighbor’s pet.
Our work is not done, however. Lindsey is appealing the revocation, and we must continue to encourage the veterinary governing body to make the right decision and revoke this woman’s veterinary license. Let’s begin by thanking them for filing the necessary documentation.
Dear Director Phillips,
Thank you for moving forward and filing the paperwork to revoke Dr. Kristen Lindsey’s veterinary license. The horrific act Dr. Lindsey bragged about on social media is a true case of animal abuse, and I appreciate the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners taking action against this woman.
I understand that Dr. Lindsey is appealing her license revocation, and I sincerely hope that the board will remain strong in its stance against Lindsey during her appeal. It is being reported that facts will be presented during the appeal, but the facts already presented appear to be airtight–Lindsey shot a cat through the head with a bow and arrow, had her picture taken with the dead feline, and bragged about it on social media.
Please remain resolute in revoking Dr. Lindsey’s license and thank you for your action against this inhumane woman so far.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Kristen Lindsey