Man admits killing stray cat with shotgun

Aug 7, 2012 Full story: The Record-Courier 20

A 54-year-old Indian Hills man faces up to four years in Nevada State Prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to shooting a feral cat under his front porch with a shotgun.

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AntiPropaganda

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 7, 2012
Can only imagine that this article was written by some psychotic and demented cat-lover.

I've shot and buried HUNDREDS of these piece-of-sh** vermin on my land in the past.

Guess who advised I do so? THE SHERIFF.

The law in the USA is that it is perfectly legal to destroy any animal, someone's pet or not, that is threatening the health, well-being, and safety of yourself, your family, your animals, or even your property. Also true even in most densely populated cities, firearms laws permitting, if not then 700-1200fps air-rifles are commonly used. The only animals exempt from you taking immediate action, legally, are those listed on endangered or threatened species lists, and any bird species under protection of MBTA (the Migratory Bird Treaty Act). Even then variances can be given should there be sufficient problem but this requires further study by authorities. Since cats are listed in the TOP 40 WORST invasive-species of the world in the "Global Invasive Species Database" ( www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp... ), this means they have no protection whatsoever from being shot on sight, they are not on any protected-species list anywhere in the world. Quite the opposite as a matter of fact.

Shoot to maim is punishable under the laws that define animal-cruelty. But shoot to kill is a perfectly legal way to humanely destroy an animal. The same laws that apply to methods of humanely hunting animals also applies to cats. Unlike cat-lovers' psychotic beliefs, the reality is that a cat is just another animal. It's NOT their baby, their child, their offspring. Even if they do view their cats that way, letting them roam free is no less criminally irresponsible than them telling their child to go play in the freeway and then blaming the cars for their child's death. If they let their cat roam free, NO MATTER HOW IT DIES, that is THEIR fault and they can be charged with all laws that clearly define animal-neglect, animal-abandonment, and animal-endangerment.

In fact, here's a publication from a study done by the University of Nebraska on the best ways to HUMANELY deal with a feral-cat problem wherever you live. This documentation INCLUDES the best firearms, ammo, and air-rifles required to HUMANELY destroy cats. deenawinter.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/ec178...

Besides, what difference does it make if the cat gets shot or ran over by a car, attacked by another cat or animal, drowned, or poisoned by plants animals or chemicals (inexpensive 1-adult-strength generic acetaminophen (a.k.a. paracetamol) pain-relievers gaining in popularity, for being so species specific). The result is the same. The cause is the same -- the fault of the criminally irresponsible cat-lover that let their invasive-species pet roam free. They've already proved that their animal is 100% expendable. You can either destroy their cat for them humanely, or let their lack of care cause it to inevitably die inhumanely. They don't care one bit how their cat might cruelly suffer to death if they let it roam free. Humanely destroy their cat for them before that can happen. A bullet is one of the MOST humane ways that any stray or feral cat will eventually and inevitably meet its death.
VR Smith

Chester, PA

#3 Aug 13, 2012
The idiotic comments of Anti-Propaganda vastly misstate the law of these United States. It is illegal in every state of this country to torture, maim or kill a cat, whether owned or unowned, period. Mr. Anti-P apparently lives in a world of his own inhabited by himself, but it sure isn't the world that we law-abiding ANIMAL LOVING humans inhabit.
Funny Bunny

Bedford, IN

#4 Sep 5, 2012
What country do you live in? Maybe in cities that's the case, because states--on the whole--regulate only to a point and leave it up to the counties to pick up the rest. Outside of cities, people will intentionally run over cats and dogs, shoot them for coming onto their property, capture strays and kill them. Killing neighbors pesky stray animals is very common. I don't understand where you're coming from.
All America

United States

#5 Oct 20, 2012
Stray cats are clearly there for target practice. This is common knowledge in the country. It is a sick and corrupt state of mind that animal lovers have when they take better care of their animals then their kids. Animals were put here as food for human to eat. Human was given human for companionship
Over Run With Cats

Hydro, OK

#7 Oct 25, 2012
Well here it is in Oklahoma where you can protect your property which includes your animals, I have 4 small kittens (all fixed) I let them out in my front porch and stay out with them. I now have a huge mess of feral and or stray cats that have taken up living under my wrap around porch! Today they decided to come up on my porch while my kittens were playing outside. They then started attacking my kittens. Since I am in a wheelchair, one kitten was hurt badly before I could get them all picked up. A few of the other cats then went to attack my legs. I was too nervous about opening my front door for fear of the others running in with me. My kittens latched on to me so I could use my arms to protect all of us by throwing everything I could. My neighbor came running over and got me inside then even helped calming my kittens down and then pointed out I was bleeding. I called my police department and they said I could kill the other cats by any means I could except by shooting a gun as that is illegal within city limits. So I went searching for another way. Looks like poison is my other means I can do. We are talking about at least 45 but it could be more like 60 as I can't get a good count due to them moving.
Any other cat lovers out there can come pickup these cats asap! I must protect the kittens I have raised by bottle since finding them on my door step with birthing materials still on them about 8 weeks ago.
Conifer

Warfordsburg, PA

#8 Dec 11, 2012
The only people who would pass laws to send a 54 year old man to assrape hell for killing a cat, are people who do not have a firm grasp on reality. Hell, they don't have a weak slippery grasp either.
Johhny

Rome, NY

#9 Feb 2, 2013
I agree with the majority on here, It makes me sick these bleeding heart bastards. I have a stray under my mobile home right now, hissing and attacking things under there every few hours. So what, I should pay $150.00-$200.00 of my money to get rid of a cat that isn't mine? Or what, I should just let him live under there and tear shit apart, possibly spreading disease, attacking my little dog or hurting my family because some cat lovers feel sorry for the dirty, disgusting creatures? Fuck that. I'm glad that old man blew that cat's head off, you have to put yourself and your family before some worthless, soulless beast. If any of you cat lovers out there feel really bad, I'll give you my address and you can come out here and crawl under my mobile home and grab him.
Queerz449ers

Incline Village, NV

#13 Mar 3, 2013
Men that harm children, women and innocent animals are supressed homosexuals who are denying their true idenity.

This is why they act out and hurt the weak, harmless and innocent.

Until they come out of their denial, women and children and innocent animals will continue to be abused.

Come out of the Cock closet and you will be free. These creatures do not deserved to be abused because you are a hidden homosexual.
Queerz449ers

Incline Village, NV

#14 Mar 3, 2013
Go 49ers next season!!!! Gay America's team!!
Vintage Vixen

Palm Springs, CA

#15 Mar 4, 2013
All America wrote:
Stray cats are clearly there for target practice. This is common knowledge in the country. It is a sick and corrupt state of mind that animal lovers have when they take better care of their animals then their kids. Animals were put here as food for human to eat. Human was given human for companionship
MAYBE U SHOULD BE SHOT FOR BEING RETARDED.
Vintage Vixen

Palm Springs, CA

#16 Mar 4, 2013
AntiPropaganda wrote:
Can only imagine that this article was written by some psychotic and demented cat-lover.
I've shot and buried HUNDREDS of these piece-of-sh** vermin on my land in the past.
Guess who advised I do so? THE SHERIFF.
The law in the USA is that it is perfectly legal to destroy any animal, someone's pet or not, that is threatening the health, well-being, and safety of yourself, your family, your animals, or even your property. Also true even in most densely populated cities, firearms laws permitting, if not then 700-1200fps air-rifles are commonly used. The only animals exempt from you taking immediate action, legally, are those listed on endangered or threatened species lists, and any bird species under protection of MBTA (the Migratory Bird Treaty Act). Even then variances can be given should there be sufficient problem but this requires further study by authorities. Since cats are listed in the TOP 40 WORST invasive-species of the world in the "Global Invasive Species Database" ( www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp... ), this means they have no protection whatsoever from being shot on sight, they are not on any protected-species list anywhere in the world. Quite the opposite as a matter of fact.
Shoot to maim is punishable under the laws that define animal-cruelty. But shoot to kill is a perfectly legal way to humanely destroy an animal. The same laws that apply to methods of humanely hunting animals also applies to cats. Unlike cat-lovers' psychotic beliefs, the reality is that a cat is just another animal. It's NOT their baby, their child, their offspring. Even if they do view their cats that way, letting them roam free is no less criminally irresponsible than them telling their child to go play in the freeway and then blaming the cars for their child's death. If they let their cat roam free, NO MATTER HOW IT DIES, that is THEIR fault and they can be charged with all laws that clearly define animal-neglect, animal-abandonment, and animal-endangerment.
In fact, here's a publication from a study done by the University of Nebraska on the best ways to HUMANELY deal with a feral-cat problem wherever you live. This documentation INCLUDES the best firearms, ammo, and air-rifles required to HUMANELY destroy cats. deenawinter.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/ec178...
Besides, what difference does it make if the cat gets shot or ran over by a car, attacked by another cat or animal, drowned, or poisoned by plants animals or chemicals (inexpensive 1-adult-strength generic acetaminophen (a.k.a. paracetamol) pain-relievers gaining in popularity, for being so species specific). The result is the same. The cause is the same -- the fault of the criminally irresponsible cat-lover that let their invasive-species pet roam free. They've already proved that their animal is 100% expendable. You can either destroy their cat for them humanely, or let their lack of care cause it to inevitably die inhumanely. They don't care one bit how their cat might cruelly suffer to death if they let it roam free. Humanely destroy their cat for them before that can happen. A bullet is one of the MOST humane ways that any stray or feral cat will eventually and inevitably meet its death.
You too..........retarded people like u should be shot instead of the smarter cats.
t rex

Gardnerville, NV

#18 Mar 18, 2013
i woodn't never use a shot gun to kill a cat unless i didn't have nothing bigger laying around. will the queers still pull for the 9ers when they are the santa clara forty niners? has kind of a sissy ring to it.
chan ho fan

Dallas, TX

#19 Mar 19, 2013
we cook cat soup.
Michelle B

Dallas, TX

#20 May 15, 2013
I have a whole colony of feral cats living in my neighborhood. Recently my 7 year old 3 pound Pomeranian was attacked in our yard by what I am assuming is the leader of their pride. Anyway I let my dog out in our fenced in yard hear her screaming go outside this cat has ripped her to shreds, took 100 stitches. I also have two ferrets I've had for years we keep them in their cage and let them out to run the house. Well our girl ferret Willow got the dryer vent hose off and got out. She's dead now. I am an animal lover all the way but something really got to me this morning this cat came to our door and rammed his head into it (I had the front door open so it was the screen door). I don't know if the dog barking made him mad or he can smell my other ferret but either way this is Cujo cat and needs to be put down. I have never taken the life of an animal but am seriously considering it!
Nomore

Keller, TX

#21 Aug 22, 2013
When i find the kittens i just tie them and flush them. Faster and cleaner. I'm tired of the mother trying to attack whoever gets close to their "territory" inside my compound. If cat lovers really loved cats, they would stop discussing about humane ways and just get the cats off the street NOW.
Jim

Champaign, IL

#22 Nov 9, 2013
Since he used a shotgun I can only assume he was not within city limits. That said, so long as he was aiming to kill the animal, and not maim it, there is nothing wrong with killing an animal that is not owned by the one in question. Animals (cats and dogs included) spread disease to pets, animal stock, and produce as well as their tendency to invade and destroy property. I have shot my fair share of cats and even disected them to see if it could have gotten my animals sick. Somewhere around a third of stray cats in the country have worms alone. There isn't really any difference between killing a stray cat and a possum.
Suzie from Holland

Veendam, Netherlands

#24 Feb 12, 2014
If you do not want so many feral cats then take responsibility and castrade steralize them. You folks love to breed puppy's and then after 6 months send them straight to the kill shelter. Same with kittens, once they grow up you get bored and off to the kill shelter or dump them somewhere outside. You have only your dumb selves to blaim.
We in holland do not have to murder cats and dogs. We steralize/castrade most cats and dogs, we treat them well and shelters are not that full. You should clean up your mess, the cats and dogs are suffering from dumbass breeders. Stop complaining! The ppl who treat their animals badly usually treat their kids bad too. Lots of sexual abuse is in their homes. They tend to scream the loudest to protect their sadistic sick twisted needs to torture animals so they don't need to do it to their wives and kids.
fed up

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#25 Feb 24, 2014
legal to kill unborn babies but not cats?
Dave

United States

#26 Feb 27, 2014
fed up wrote:
legal to kill unborn babies but not cats?
so true ware is the justice in that look dogs arnt alowd to Rome u get finde loos the dog ecs. So why is it ok to let cats run loos I don't mind cats that stay indors but there is so meany reasons why they should not be outside they kill evrything they can they carry a lot of disease there poop now we know with run off is killing sea otters I love animals but if we want animals other than cats around in the future we do need to do sumthing now we know to much to let it go on
strays have to go

West Covina, CA

#27 Mar 14, 2014
We have several cats, all outdoor. We even take in stray kittens and keep them as pets. The problem two feral male cats moved in and have begun terrorizing the neighborhood. They are constantly fighting with each other, and with our cats. They've chased off or killed three of ours already. They constantly coming into our backyard and stealing food. One even tried to attack our two year old German Shepherd, but was chased off. They need to go. I love animals and all, but I WILL kill them both if I get the chance.

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