One of the benefits of Facebook is that it exposes people for their best and oftentimes, their worst. Under the “worst” category is Texas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey, who posted on Facebook, a picture of a cat which she killed with a bow and arrow.
Under the picture was the caption: “my first bow kill. lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s (sic) head. Vet of the year award…gladly accepted.”
Her post went viral and so did the outrage surrounding it. The post lost her her job, for good reason. Her job is to save animals, not to kill them. She may also face animal cruelty charges.
Here’s the video:
What kind of person would enter veterinary school and then take pleasure out of killing animals? My unscientific answer would be a sociopath and there’s some evidence that she is. Four years ago, Lindsey (I refuse to call her a doctor) blogged that her interests include killing animals.
Current interests: Living my days to the fullest, finding the meaning of happiness, killing things or trying to kill things (animals, a full glass of whiskey, hangovers, etc), my friends (both near and far), spending time with my dad, the outdoors in general, fly fishing on Shell Creek until it’s too dark to see, hunting with my dad and better yet…learning from my dad as we hunt, a good down-pour in the high country followed by great fishing, the smell of the mountains after a good rain and the smell of rain in general, God, ever little favor from my wonderful mother, living, laughing, my great brother, horses, seeing old friends that you never see and the feeling that you’re still just as close as ever, family, the feeling of hope, a good drink, dessert, a really fun night and talking about it the next morning, equine veterinary medicine, all of my best friends who know who they are, rodeos, pack trips, a good workout, fog on the river, seeing the sun come up early in the morning, bird hunting with just my dog, a good meal especially if it’s cooked by my mom, a good snow day, skiing on a good snow day, the smell of coffee, bbq sauce, a good tan (even though i hear sun causes cancer), the way a great song can bring back a memory, a hard laugh, dancing with a good partner, pictures, traveling, watching the Food Network channel all the time but never cooking a meal, the smells and colors of fall, my grandparents, my all-natural brunette hair, Wyoming history, the smell of leather, my down comforter, learning, Christmas, the cabin, whiskey, leatherwork, wildlife, turquoise, any day spent outside, good people, good places, good times, just to name a few…..
While at the time of posting, she might have argued that her love of killing animals referred to hunting (not much better, IMO), her Facebook post reveals something much darker in its meaning.