Success: Vet Accused of Shooting Cat With Bow and Arrow has License Suspended

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Target: Dr. Roland Lenarduzzi, President, Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Goal: Praise suspension of license for vet who allegedly shot a feral cat through the head with a bow and arrow and bragged about it on social media.

Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian who caused an international uproar after allegedly killing a feral cat with a bow and arrow, will be unable to practice veterinary medicine for a year. She started a scandal after posting a photo of herself holding a dead cat, shot through the head with an arrow. The caption said “The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head.” Thanks to massive backlash, including over 700 formal complaints, written comments from 77 countries, and more than 27,000 emails about her actions, and a ForceChange petition received by the veterinary licensing board, she will finally face consequences for her alleged actions.

Immediately following the incident, she was fired from her job at a Texas veterinary clinic. This most recent ruling dictates that not only will she be unable to practice veterinary medicine for one year, Lindsey will also be placed on probation for four years afterward. During this time, she will be subject to extra scrutiny and surprise inspections by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. She will also be required to perform 100 hours of community service before her license is reinstated.

This type of barbaric cruelty cannot be tolerated from anyone, let alone a veterinary professional. By suspending Lindsey’s license, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is taking a tough stance against animal cruelty. Sign the petition below to applaud the suspension of Mrs. Lindsey’s license as well as the conditions of her reinstatement.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Lenarduzzi,

Veterinarian Kristen Lindsey recently had her veterinary license suspended for one year for allegedly killing a feral cat with a bow and arrow. A post on her now-deleted Facebook page appeared to show her holding the corpse of a dead cat with an arrow through its head, coupled wit h the caption “The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head.”

This type of cruelty is absolutely unacceptable, especially from someone who works so closely with animals. By suspending her license, you are showing other veterinarians that animal cruelty is taken seriously by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. We, the undersigned, praise you for ensuring that this cruelty is properly dealt with.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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15 Comments

  1. Anita Culling says:

    Shoukd be banned from EVER working with or near animals again. One year is NOT acceptable. Sgphe should also be punished with a prison sentence. Sorry but the message to thus coward is not strong enough. NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Wake up you people.

  2. This is a great injustice! One year is nothing! That worthless excuse for a human being should have her license PERMANENTLY revoked! She is a murderer and a sociopath. She was PROUD of what she done. That’s why she posted that disgusting picture up on Facebook. And she was stupid enough to think that it was OK to do that. That in itself should tell you something. And when she got shit for it, she changed her story and said the cat was rabid. And any decent veterinarian knows that is not the way to put down an rabid animal, which poor Tiger wasn’t. That poor cat was still alive when she shot him, so you know he died a slow painful death. And even if Tiger was feral, you never hurt a defenceless cat. I feed the local ferals in my community. They are only there because irresponsible people didn’t spay and neuter their cats, so those same humans that were supposed to care for them dropped them off for whatever inexcusable reason, leaving them to fend for themselves and which creates a feral colony. Ferals don’t mean any harm. They are just trying to survive like any other animal. That nasty comment she said about ferals was uncalled for, and disgusting. She should have chosen a career in a slaughterhouse or a Mortuary. She should never be allowed to be around live animals ever again, but the justice system failed. Which is nothing new, especially nowadays. I am so pissed I can’t even think straight. I just hope bad things happen to her for the rest of her life! And I hope she will be miserable and die a slow painful death!

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