A Facebook post from a Texas-based veterinarian went viral on social media for all the wrong reasons.
In her post, she can be seen holding up a dead feral cat with an arrow through the cat’s head and the picture is captioned with ‘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.’ There were a few cat and smiley face emojis in there, and I left the grammatical error on it’s because I’m not here to police this person’s grammar.
What I’m here to do is call out this once-certified veterinarian from Texas for killing a cat with a bow and arrow, which has consequently cost this vet her license to practice as the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners judged that she was ‘cruel’ to the cat named Tiger…Yes, the cat had a name, it wasn’t just some feral tomcat, this was her NEIGHBOR’S PET CAT. This cat was part of somebody’s family.
The photo below is graphic, it’s taken from her original Facebook post, but I’ve blurred out the veterinarian’s name because I’m not here to dox anyone and her information’s already everywhere on the Internet, so it’s easy to find if you’re looking for it:
According to the Daily Mail, this veterinarian’s been receiving numerous threats since the moment her Facebook post went viral, both death threats and rape threats. She was also fired from her job at the Brenham animal clinic shortly after her Facebook post surfaced, and rightfully so.
During the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners hearing the lawyer for the woman argued that she only killed this cat with a bow and arrow because she believed it to be feral, and had no idea that it was the beloved pet of her neighbor. The lawyer claimed that it isn’t out of the ordinary for people in that part of Texas (west Houston) to kill and dispose of these feral cats however they see fit. To that argument, I’d just like to say 1) if that even is the norm it doesn’t make it right and 2) those people aren’t certified veterinarians tasked with looking after the health of animals.
I mentioned in an article I posted earlier today about a North Korean chimpanzee who smokes cigarettes that here in America we love our pets more than we love our people (just look at how the homeless are treated), and after seeing that this former practicing veterinarian from Texas has been receiving death and rape threats I stand by that statement from earlier.
For more on this veterinarian murdering someone’s pet cat with a bow and arrow you can click on over to The Daily Mail where they have information on the hearing as well as the incident itself.