Guys, I don't want to sound dramatic but this story literally makes me want to die.
I have lost faith in humanity.
I will never leave my safe home with my dog ever again -- I will not risk running into psychopaths like this woman.
And I'm going to say it right now, this post is going to contain graphic images. I don't want to include them, but if I didn't, I would have failed as a "journalist," or whatever.
Kristen Lindsey, a vet, used a bow and arrow to kill a neighbor's cat that found its way to her home. Then, she bragged about it on Facebook.
The image is incredibly shocking. It shows the woman holding the dead pet named Tiger with an arrow in its head.
Kristen captioned the photo, saying,
YOU'RE A TERRIBLE ENOUGH OF A HUMAN BEING TO SEE A CAT AND THINK, "Oh, gee, better grab my BOW AND FUCKING ARROW," AND YOU POST IT ON FACEBOOK?
Oh, and also... you're a VET?
Thankfully, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners deemed her cruel to animals -- but she has only been banned for one year.
A four-year probation period will follow.
Lindsey was also fired from the Brenham animal clinic where she worked.
Normally, when people go viral for terrible reasons, I always feel a bit bad when they are let go from their place of business.
I'm incredibly empathetic, so when I see them be punished in such ways I can't help but feel for them.
BUT IN THIS CASE? GOOD. I'M GLAD SHE WAS FIRED.
Here is a pet-sitter watching Tiger as he drives.
I will always remember you this way, Tiger.
Her lawyer Brian Bishop argues that she thought the cat was feral, and in her rural town it isn't unusual for people to dispose of feral animals.
He also says that his client should not have posted the picture to Facebook, and the only reason the case was moving forward was due to living in the "social media age."
Regardless of her crime against this cat, Lindsey is receiving death and rape threats. Despite her actions, she should not be receiving these terrible threats.