According to an April 29 report by KBTX News, the case of Texas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey, whose photo holding a cat shot with a bow and arrow earlier this month, was not presented today when the Austin County Grand Jury met.
Several protesters met outside the building in support of the “Justice for Tiger” movement. The official news on the case at this time is
“The Austin County District Attorney’s office is currently in the process of gathering all available evidence and information to present to the Grand Jury, just as it does in all cases.”
There are many comments now showing up on the Facebook: KBTX Media page, where several opinions of interest are being voiced. Here’s a short list of what people are saying.
*It’s just a cat
*Birds will live because this cat is dead
*Why don’t these protesters get jobs?
*If this were a dog, would the Da’s office be dragging their feet?
*Why are people more interested in a cat than in cases involving humans?
*Can KBTX find some REAL news to report?
*Take up a collection for a collar for Tiger’s owner to use on their next cat
*It’s not just a cat, it was someone’s life
*People who think it’s ok to kill a cat have serious issues
*How can someone hurt a defenseless animal?
*Violence against animals leads to violence against people
*It’s about a vet who swore an oath and breached everything
Hugh Gass made one of the most interesting comments found on the KBTX Facebook page saying
“Texas investigators have no problem securing warrants, gathering evidence, and arresting suspects for deer, whooping cranes and other animals, why should Tiger be treated any less?”
The comments on the Facebook thread are actually a good representation of the opinions of both cat lovers and cat haters. There are also some good points brought up, as Hugh said. Mainly, WHY is this case so difficult fort the District Attorney?
Contact information for the Austin County District Attorney is listed below
DA contact info:
firstname.lastname@example.org District Attorney
email@example.com Assistant District Attorney
firstname.lastname@example.org (Vincent) Assistant District Attorney
One East Main Street
Bellville, Texas 77418
979-865-5911 telephone or 979-865-8786 fax
Since this case has been handled by not forcing the suspect to come in for questioning, and in essence has given Lindsey a good bit of time to hide Tiger’s body( unless the police have it and the knowledge hasn’t been made public), it will be harder to get justice for Tiger.
If and when Lindsey is charged, even if the original charge is felony animal cruelty, there are just too many obstacles in the way for justice to be served. No doubt a plea bargain will be presented, unless the animal loving community can raise enough of a stink to convince the courts not to grant leniency.
Keep in mind several veterinarians who have seen the photo believe Tiger was still alive at the time the photograph was taken.
How do you, the Examiner readers who are following this case, feel about the continued publicity?
For previous articles, including petitions, Facebook pages, media releases and YouTube interviews, click here.
NOTE: I have no idea why Examiner has removed the majority of the comments from this article, but they must have their reasons. I didn’t consider any of them threatening in nature. Unfortunately, the comments you take the time to make may disappear. I want everyone to know I’m not the one removing them.