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Board finds violation in case of veterinarian who killed cat with bow and arrow

Kristen Lindsey, the Texas veterinarian who outraged many for boasting about killing a cat with a bow and arrow, has been found in violation by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

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KXAN reports that what the violation is was not revealed at the meeting. More details, and punishment, if any, is expected to be announced in October.

Animal rights advocates were outraged when Lindsey posted a photo on Facebook of herself, smiling, while holding a dead cat with an arrow through its head. The caption on the since-deleted post read, “My first bow kill, LOL. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head! Vet of the Year Award…gladly accepted.”

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At the time of the controversial Facebook post, she was working at the Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham. She was fired in April.

In June, a grand jury declined to indict Lindsey on animal cruelty charges.

According to KXAN, Lindsey believed the cat was a stray and had rabies. She claimed she shot the cat to protect her own animals. Local residents say the cat, named Tiger, was not a stray, but belonged to an older couple in the neighborhood.

A Change.org petition demanding that her veterinary license be revoked has over 28,000 signatures.

The Texas Board of Veterinarian Medical Examiners found a violation in the case of Brenham veterinarian, Kristen Lindsey, who is accused of killing a cat and then bragging about it on social media.

Posted by KXAN Austin News on Friday, August 28, 2015

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:49:51 -0400

Champagne cork mishap forces plane to make emergency landing

A moment of celebration turned into a big hassle for passengers aboard an easyJet flying from London to Dalaman, Turkey.

The Aug. 7 incident occurred on flight EZY8845, according to The Telegraph. A flight attendant was opening a bottle of champagne for a passenger when the cork flew out and damaged ceiling panels in the plane.

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The damage caused oxygen masks to drop.

The captain of the plane decided to divert the plane to Italy because the air crew’s oxygen masks needed to be reset, according to an official statement from easyJet.

After a delay of several hours, the flight resumed without further incident.

CNET reports that a bottle of champagne contains 90 pounds per square inch of pressure, and scientists believe a cork pops at a speed of roughly 25 mph.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:48:34 -0400

Shark takes big bite out of surfboard

Elinor Dempsey was hoping to catch some waves Saturday morning, but instead, a shark caught hold of her surfboard.

Dempsey, 54, wasn’t injured, but she has quite the souvenir from the shark attack.

At first, Dempsey thought it was a dolphin, but once the shark took a bite out of her board, she quickly realized it was a shark. The shark was about 2 feet underwater when it attacked. She estimated that the shark was 7 to 8 feet long. According to The Associated Press, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist who examined the board estimated that the shark was a 6-foot-long adult male.


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One shark researcher told The Tribune that after examining the board, the bite mark likely represents only the upper portion of the shark’s jaw.

Dempsey jokingly told The Tribune that she might sell the board, with the 13½ inches wide and 8 inches deep bite mark, to the highest bidder.


As for surfing, Dempsey momentarily considered taking a surfing break, but had already changed her mind by late afternoon, saying she didn’t want this incident to stop her from something she loves.

Morro Bay Harbor Patrol posted a 72-hour beach closure sign in response to the shark attack.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:43:16 -0400

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