Man shooting cat
This is the case that has been getting a lot of attention in the American media. Serina just sent me this latest article and here's another.
I am not familiar with the cruelty laws in Texas (and obviously they are different in every state) but I don't think the issue here is about ownership or lack of ownership. Someone shot a cat and left it to suffer for 40 minutes before it died. If that isn't cruel, then what is? It's a good thing the laws were changed as a result of this if nothing else.
Even if the cat was shot quickly, what gives someone the right to go out and shoot a cat? It always surprises me that someone who says that they love birds would go out and shoot a cat. In that case, what if people decided to go out and shoot some birds then? Some caregivers have had cats killed by dogs that roam and as painful and as horrible as that was for them, I can't think of one who called the AVA because to them, dogs and animals too and someone who cares for animals would not knowingly harm another animal.
Unfortunately another case of abuse in Singapore. Thanks Vegancat for sharing.