Man on trial for killing a cat

  1. GALVESTON, Tex., Nov. 13-Jurors heard opening arguments on Tuesday in the trial of a bird-watching enthusiast who fatally shot a cat that he said was stalking endangered shorebirds.

    The defendant, James M. Stevenson, is the founder of the Galveston Ornithological Society and leads bird-watching tours on this Gulf Coast island 60 miles southeast of Houston. If convicted on animal cruelty charges in the shooting last November, he faces up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/14/us...th&oref=slogin
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  3. by   Alois Wolf
    Quote from VickyRN
    GALVESTON, Tex., Nov. 13-Jurors heard opening arguments on Tuesday in the trial of a bird-watching enthusiast who fatally shot a cat that he said was stalking endangered shorebirds.

    The defendant, James M. Stevenson, is the founder of the Galveston Ornithological Society and leads bird-watching tours on this Gulf Coast island 60 miles southeast of Houston. If convicted on animal cruelty charges in the shooting last November, he faces up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/14/us...th&oref=slogin

    Okay... they birds were endangered... but did he really have to kill the cat? There is such a thing as animal control. I think they should throw the book at him. Who is he to decide which life is more important.
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Yeah, this guy is a militant birder and decided to attack the problem of feral cats preying on birds pretty directly

    Bad.
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    maybe we should introduce him to vick

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