A man who killed his tenant’s 5 cats with a 12-guage shotgun was acquitted of an animal cruelty charge
Although the state prohibits inflicting unnecessary pain and suffering on animals, it allows killing them humanely for food processing, hunting, scientific research, pest control, and agricultural practices.
Since Grossnickle killed the cats quickly, using a method accepted by farmers and with no intention of causing them unnecessary suffering, he did not break the law, Stepler said.
He was convicted of destruction of property at least. But that just seems so wrong. I could understand he being allowed to evict her, but to get off without penalty for shooting the cats? That’s just wrong.