The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner has determined Kristen Lindsey in violation, but hasn’t released any information as to what the violation was. According to an August 28 report by KXAN News, more information is expected soon.
This link contains all articles written about Lindsey since she first bragged about killing a cat name Tiger with a bow and arrow. The Animal Legal Defense Fund testified, as well as Alley Cat Allies, who posted a statement August 28 on their Facebook page stating
“This morning Alley Cat Allies attended the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners meeting addressing the conduct of Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian who posted a picture of herself on Facebook holding a cat by an arrow through the cat’s head, and bragging about the kill. Statements were given by meeting attendees, including Alley Cat Allies’ Staff Attorney, Rebekah DeHaven.
The board deliberated and announced that they did find Kristen Lindsey in violation. We don’t know at this time if her license will be suspended or revoked.
Details of the violation, and the recommended penalties for Kristen Lindsey, are expected in October. We don’t know at this time if her license will be suspended or revoked.
We are following this extremely closely, and we will keep you updated on every detail as we hear it.”
The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner’s hasn’t released any details of the violations, or what punishment may be handed down. Cat lovers are in agreement Lindsey should be stripped of her license, as Lindsey has broken the veterinarian oath, which can be found here in its entirety.
Not only did Lindsey allegedly cause the death of poor Tiger, if she suspected and shot Tiger under the guise of suspicion of rabies, as was brought up by the DA’s office (not admitted to by Lindsey), by law the body should have been turned over for further examination and testing. Whether this was a rumor or based in fact, something Kristen did or didn’t do led to her being deemed in violation.
Today Tiger received the first bit of justice in what’s likely to be a long fight. The TBVMA made the correct decision to find Lindsey in violation. Hopefully, the October meeting will had down the punishment Lindsey deserves and will revoke her license to practice veterinary medicine.
Updates to this case will be reported on Examiner, as well as on the Alley Cat Allies website. The post by Alley Cats on Kristen Lindsey being found in violation can be found here.
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