Vet Who Killed Cat with Arrow May Lose License
On Friday, the Texas Veterinary Medical Examiners Board ruled that Kristen Lindsey broke the rules connected to her license
In June, a grand jury chose not to bring Texas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey to trial for shooting and killing a cat with an arrow and then boasting about it on Facebook earlier this year.
While Lindsey was fired from her job shortly after her “first bow kill” — which was likely a neighbor’s cat name Tiger —she was not charged in conjunction with the death of the animal, allowing her to keep her veterinary license.
On Friday, those outraged by Lindsey’s actions received some good news: the vet may lose her license.
According to The Dodo, the Texas Veterinary Medical Examiners Board, which has the power to revoke veterinary licenses, ruled that Lindsey violated the code of conduct tied to her veterinary license.
This is a victory for the numerous animal rights groups and Justice for Tiger Facebook supporters, who have been working to ensure Lindsey receives more punishment for the incident.
Several groups, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund, testified before the TVMEB about how Lindsey violated the rules attached to her license. After hearing this testimony, the board agreed that the vet had broken the rules.
The board is expected to announce the sanctions, which could include loss of license, that will be placed on Lindsey in October.