At the time Dr Kristen Lindsey killed Tiger with a bow and arrow she was living in a property which was rented from another veterinarian, Dr Buenger. Buenger was her landlord.
Tiger had been around the property quite a lot before Lindsey killed him. As a result, on April 14th, Lindsay asked Beunger whether he knew if the cat belonged to someone. Buenger told Lindsey that he had seen the cat. He said, “he’s been around”. He also told Lindsay that he did not own the cat and that Tiger did not belong to anyone else as far as he was aware.
Lindsey asked Buenger what she should do about the cat. The court record states that his response was suggestive (my assessment) in saying: “take care of it“. In other words by quiet suggestion he recommended that she kill Tiger. That would be the ordinary person’s understanding from Buenger’s recommendation in my view. This vet is not blameless.
Consequently on the next day Lindsey shot Tiger at about 7 pm on the evening of Wednesday April 15th.
Note: if you are unfamiliar with the long running saga and notorious cat killing case please clink on this link for previous posts.
It is worth stating that the court documents tell us that the court decided that Tiger’s death was instantaneous. I am surprised at that and I may return to it later. Does an arrow through the head cause instant death? I am not sure. But the vets were sure. I have read stories of cats shot in the head with bolts and lived. This instantaneous death decision seems convenient to me.
This short post focuses on one issue: the involvement of Lindsey’s landlord which I think is significant in encouraging her to kill tiger. Is he an accomplice in the alleged crime? Lindsey was not charged with a crime.
The reason for this may be because the cat’s owners, Mr and Mrs Johnson were unwilling to provide solid evidence to prosecute Lindsey. They said that they wished Lindsey no ill will and had no desire to pursue charges against her. There is a great weakness in the case against Lindsey: the failure of Tiger’s owners to participate with conviction in the matter. Clearly they were not as emotionally connected to Tiger as countless thousands of people associated with the Justice for Tiger campaign.
More to come…
Source: Lindsey’s appeal in the Texas appeal courts against the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner’s Final Order affirmed by a court.