Kristen Lindsey must not have been thinking clearly when she posted a photo on Facebook of a cat she allegedly killed with a bow and arrow, which has lead to a nasty, nasty backlash.
Dr. Kristen Lindsey couldn’t wait to boast online that she had killed a “feral” cat in her neighborhood in Brenham, Texas. The post on Facebook showed the vet holding up the dead cat by an arrow protruding from its head, according to KBTX.
“My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s head! Vet of the year award … Gladly accepted,” read the caption on the post that has since been deleted.
It gets worse.
The “feral tomcat” Kristen Lindsey killed turned out to be a an elderly couple’s pet named Tiger, who went missing on Wednesday.
What kind of human does this? I'm completely outraged! He was a pet!!! @rickygervais #KristenLindsey #lockherup pic.twitter.com/lMgYXe9Qit
— Mary Viney (@mary_viney) April 17, 2015
Needless to say, the backlash was quick and passionate.
Those outraged by her actions created a Facebook page they called “Justice For Tiger.” The page demands Kristen Lindsey be charged with a crime.
And it gets worse.
The Brenham clinic where Kristen Lindsey practiced immediately condemned her actions and fired her.
GRAPHIC CONTENT: Vet #KristenLindsey sparks outrage after shooting pet cat with a CROSSBOW http://t.co/FykbNfqYmt pic.twitter.com/SBI2IZnRMB
— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) April 19, 2015
Lindsey apparently didn’t realize she had been fired Friday and reportedly posted once again to Facebook.
“No I did not lose my job. Lol. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I’m awesome!” she wrote.
Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes said the case has been forwarded to the district attorney for review and doesn’t know if charges will be filed.
She should never ever treat another animal.. Not now not ever #KristenLindsey pic.twitter.com/tBucZrJHy6
— jenniekins (@JRohaus) April 18, 2015
The Texas Veterinary Medical Associated issued a press release condemning the post:
“We are saddened and disturbed by the unfortunate actions of this individual, and we remind Texas residents that this conduct is not reflective of the veterinary profession or of the veterinarians who strive to embody the words of the veterinarian’s oath every day.”
@howardstern @rickygervais Video of Tiger the cat few months before being killed #riptiger #kristenlindsey https://t.co/mbuI0WOE8q @YouTube
— Kevin Bucchio (@thebucch) April 17, 2015
There is an online petition to revoke the license of Kristen Lindsey.
So what are your views on this? Should Kristen Lindsey be charged with a felony?