According to a May 22 post by Pictures-of-cats.org, this letter, written by the attorney for a Texas veterinarian who posted a photo of herself holding a cat with an arrow through its head, has been “leaked” to the internet.We now know who Kristen has for her legal council. Since posting a photo of herself holding a cat that friends and family allege is Tiger has led to Lindsey losing her job at Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham, her life has turned upside down with that cruel act.Brian Bishop has a successful law practice in Austin, and is now speaking up to see that Lindsey’s rights aren’t violated. That letter is transcribed below, and is also the photo for this article.
Dear Ms Hudson,
This firm represents Dr. Lindsey DVM in the referenced complaint.
Dr. Lindsey denies that she engaged in any violation of Board Rule 573.4. Among other things, neither the act of posting of a photograph, nor this alleged act of killing of a ferel [sic] cat on Dr. Lindsey’s residential property were “connected to the practice of veterinary medicine’ or otherwise a criminal activity.
Please cease and desist from any further attempts to contact Dr. Lindsey or her family. Also as you are aware, TBVME complaints are confidential per Texas Occ. Code § 801.207 – the TBVME has, however, been discussing the complaint and related matters with third parties (including Dr. Ron Stried DVM) in flagrant disregard of Dr. Lindsey’s right to privacy and confidentiality – these disclosures must stop immediately.
Yours Very Truly
Brian W. Bishop
The sentence about posting the photo on Facebook after killing a “feral” cat having nothing to do with her profession as a veterinarian is insensitive, and devalues the life and death of a cat loved by his family and friends.
A veterinarian takes an oath to be concerned and sympathetic to animal welfare. Nowhere in the veterinary code does it say it’s acceptable to kill a companion animal for the sport when “off the clock.”