I had never heard of Ryan Edwards until know. He was the fiancé of Maci Bookout (great name!) who was one of four stars of the USA reality TV show 16 & Pregnant/Teen Mom. It appears to be a show which explores teenage motherhood and the pressures that come from it. Ryan showed indifference to Maci’s pregnancy. The pressures of the relationship ended it and they never married.
So Ryan is vicariously a reality TV star and celebrity being associated with Maci. If I have that wrong please tell me.
The interesting thing about this story is that Ryan appears to be a bad egg who has bragged that he has killed cats all over social media. Apparently he has posted photos of dead cats on Instagram and bragged that he killed them.
However, he says he does not kill cats; he was just seeking attention. Does that sound smelly to you? It does to me. And to others…
Ryan is being investigated by the Humane Educational Society (HES). They claim to have good evidence that he has wantonly and maliciously killed “animals” (does this mean cats and other animals?) at his Tennessee home.
HES obtained a search warrant and police and animal control have searched his home. They found animal remains we are told and cat food. Sounds more fishy?
The director of HES, Bob Citrullo, made an excellent point:
“If you have a cat problem, you don’t put food all over the place…” – implying he was deliberately attracting cats to his home to kill them.
“He’s saying he made it up and was just doing it to build hype … He didn’t think he’d get this much aggravation out of it..”
“….it’s safe to say that he was luring the animals onto his property to kill them.”
Citrullo made another interesting point. He says that feral cats fall between the protection the law grants to companion animals and livestock and therefore implies that it may be legal to kill feral cats. I disagree strongly. He needs to read the law.
Ryan Edwards, we are told, has bragged about killing cats for the purposes of stopping them from vandalising his home and car.
“Use to be the cat hang out but I have been putting them down with the ol’ air rifle…” (Ryan’s comment on FB or Twitter)
He has not apologised for his allegedly violent actions; worse – he liked the comments of horrified followers. I am afraid that if this is true he is one of them: a cat hater and killer. They have a certain personality profile and his fits.
“When they start living under you [sic] house and having 100 babies that scratch your car and boat and piss on everything and get into your garbage let me know,” he wrote.
“Lol and you can go to jail for vandalizing people’s property and trespassing so I guess I’ll call the cops next time lol. Like you ppl are stupid.”
Sounds like Woody, our darling cat hating troll who takes pleasure in the mass killing of cats and it does not matter if they are stray, feral or domestic.