Tennessee’s laws on shooting cats for sport….

by Karen Thomas

I know a gentleman I met online who claims to have shot and killed many cats in Rhea County Tn. He claims to enjoy it.

He also claims they are not licensed so they are fair game. Also he claims his police department also does the same thing. They like shooting cats in TN.

I would like to see it stopped everywhere as I am sure that this state is not the only state to participate in this cruel and inhumane treatment of feral and stray cats.

I have only proof of his claims via screen captures of what he has stated. He does not realize how serious I am about protecting the strays and feral cats.

When I was younger I used to feed the feral and strays in my neighborhood and looking back on it it really wasn’t the best idea I had but I was looking to try and at least keep some of them alive a little bit longer.

In California strays and feral cats are not shot just because people think they are nuisances; which in the case of this Tn man he thinks they are.

I am working on getting him to post a video of him actually shooting a cat on his property and sending it to the ASPCA to show what is happening there.

Along with the screen captures I have. If this is legal in their state, shame on them. And shame on the people who participate in this cruel game.


Karen Thomas an activist in protecting all animals

See also: Fremont County Wyoming Sheriff Shoots Any Cat

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Tennessee’s laws on shooting cats for sport….

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Mar 17, 2012 stray cats
by: Mark in Tennessee

I will not tolerate any torturing of any kind to animals but I am sorry about there being to many cats in my area. Ways have been tried to control them but they keep taking over people’s lives. People come first and I have had no choice but to shoot several of them. I have killed over 100 of them and have yet to cripple or main the first one. A fast death by shooting with a shotgun very close to the head is faster and more human than a shot needle. I have two pet cats (both fixed) and like them both.

Feb 27, 2012 State of Nirvana
by: Anonymous Steve

Tennessee this is the best thing you’ve brought to my attention since Jack Daniels and his bottles of liquid magic and whimsical delight. I just put my house up for sale. I am on my way. Stay beautiful Tennessee!

Dec 23, 2011 Shocked and disgusted
by: Leah England

Yet again cats are fair game to be shot, tortured whatever takes some sick morons fancy. Its about time certain states in America stepped up to the plate and outlawed this vile sick ‘sport’, after all some appear to not even be living in the 21st century.

Dec 20, 2011 Thank you both for your support…
by: Anonymous

I also believe that declawing cats is unnessesary.Should the cat get out of the house how are they supposed to protect themselves? Not to mention it is a cats nature to claw things.Its unnatural. I am however glad that you are active in not allowing this to happen in your country. I wish we had more activists here in our country to stop that and the shooting of the ferals and strays.I have contacted everyone I can think of here in the states to no avail.I sent a letter to the organization P.E.T.A. a few days ago and have not received any response from them.I have also contacted the A.S.P.C.A no response from them either. I will however keep on fighting as hard as I can for the cats around here. They need a voice and I am going to be that voice. The gentleman I spoke of would not post any pictures of him killing the cats.And I would love it if we had a law here that would make them think twice before doing the killing.Anyways thank you again for posting to me.Nice to meet both of you.Mahalo and Me’le Kahlikimakka ( merry christmas) and happy new year

Dec 20, 2011 Seems a losing battle at times
by: Rose

Karen I’m so sorry for you there and it must feel like you are fighting a losing battle.
But keep up the good work.
I’ve been an animal rights activist for a long time in the UK and it has slowly improved as we have our animal welfare act now.
It’s still far from perfect because some people think animals are to use and abuse as they will but we keep on trying to do what we can.
Shooting cats legally is unthinkably shocking!
I’m part of Ruth’s ‘UK troops’ trying to help educate about declawing cats as to us it’s so very cruel and was never done in our country.

Dec 20, 2011 Many vets don’t respect cats either
by: Ruth

Hello again Karen, yes it’s terrible that a civilised country allows such things to happen.
It seems to us here looking from the outside, that many of your vets don’t respect cats either or they would stop declawing them.
They know full well they are breaking their oath to cause no animal to suffer and the AVMA don’t even stop them advertising declawing with discount even though it’s supposed to be only as a last resort.
I really feel for those of you there who truly love and respect cats and are trying to improve things for them.

Dec 19, 2011 Thank you Ruth….
by: Anonymous

For your support. I feel very stongly about what they do not do for all animals here in the states.Its sickening the way they think that cats dont do anything for our environment. They help weed out all the rats and other varmints that we cant. Trap neuter and release.I whole heartedly believe in stopping all the killing.I wish our animal control were more like yours.Aloha and have a good day thanks again

Dec 19, 2011 To Karen
by: Ruth

Good luck Karen, I admire very much what you are doing !
You are my kind of person.
We are very lucky in England to have our Animal Welfare Act which protects cats and other animals too of course.
We do have idiots who think it’s fun to shoot at cats but our police and RSPCA take any animal abuse seriously.

Michael Broad

Hi, I am 70-years-of-age at 2019. For 14 years before I retired at 57, I worked as a solicitor in general law specialising in family law. Before that I worked in a number of different jobs including professional photography. I have a longstanding girlfriend, Michelle. We like to walk in Richmond Park which is near my home because I love nature and the landscape (as well as cats and all animals).

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    • You are an unpleasant person. I will let you comment on the site because people need to know that unpleasant people like you exist. To say that the only good cat is a dead cat is highly unpleasant. It indicates a lack of morality. It indicates that you do not have a level of decency desirable in a human being.

  • I have been brought into this ugly senseless cruelty towards cats. I was living at a trailer park in MANCHESTER, TN. and the owners there hated cats. They wasn't aware that i seen one of them shooting a cat.The police said it was against the law for shooting a cat. If i could produce proof i could have the person arrested. It was my word against a very powerful person who was well know in the small town.HE was very wealthy. HE HAS BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH KILLING CATS A LONG TIME. MY QUESTION IS WHEN DOES IT STOP WITH CATS AND THEN GOES TO HUMANS?

    • Alice, thank for stopping by the website. And thanks for commenting. I realise shooting of cats goes on a lot and the people who do it very rarely get caught and prosecuted. There is just no desire to bother to do it by the police and as you say the people who do it have connections and so on. Sometimes the police shoot cats as well. It is terribly cruel and horrible human behavior. It shows the bad side of people and there are lots of bad, lazy and nasty people out there.

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