Friday, December 5, 2014

Duck hunters arrested for killing cats in St. Francis County

Posted By on Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM

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ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, ARK (WMC) - After a day of duck hunting, Raymond Verhoeven and Bradley Taylor posed for photos with the day's kill and St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May can't stomach it.

"It's horrible and when I first saw the photographs, I was just appalled and sickened," said May.

In addition to the ducks, there were three cats. In subsequent photos, Verhoeven and Taylor are actually holding two of the dead cats, still apparently bleeding from fresh gunshots.

"The photos are really, really sad. The cats, they're holding the cats like they're trophies," added May. "A person asked and said why would these individuals want to take pictures of them and hold them like they're trophies. You know, to them, they're being brave and showing off bravado but really, they're just yellow cowards because only a coward would do that."

The photos were posted on social media and upset citizens then forwarded them to the sheriff's department. Taylor has been arrested on an animal cruelty charge. There's a warrant out for Verhoeven and he has agreed to turn himself in on December 19, when he returns from working out of state.


In addition to cruelty, the story epitomizes the regular stupidity of Facebook users. A judge of my acquaintance recounts a divorce litigant who said her spouse had remarried while still married to her. How did she know? He'd posted wedding photos on his Facebook page.

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