Woman slit puppy’s throat in yard, police say

Friday, September 3, 2010 at 12:01pm
Staff reports

Metro police charged a Nashville woman with aggravated animal cruelty after she allegedly killed a puppy by slitting its throat.

Lynn Tarphagan, 30, allegedly killed the mixed-breed puppy Sunday afternoon outside her 1801 Meridian St. home.

Metro Animal Control affidavit said the woman used a knife to cut the dog’s throat.

She is being held on $10,000 bond.


14 Comments on this post:

By: TakePrideInNash on 9/3/10 at 11:20

That is one scary looking bitch! Someone should do the same to her.

By: MK-Ultra on 9/3/10 at 11:53

Whoa !

Not the preferred method of putting an animal down , that's for sure .

But , is it really cruel in terms of killing ?

What about the methods used to kill your dinner ?

Cows , Chickens , Pigs , Geese , Lobsters , are all killed in various ways
and you never hear of anyone being arrested for that .

Besides , the Humane Society would have injected a lethal dose to kill it ,
but dead is still dead .

If there was not torture involved then where is the crime ?

By: TakePrideInNash on 9/3/10 at 11:57

Then you are as sick as she is. That was someone's pet!

By: nature on 9/3/10 at 12:26

This woman looks like she should be put down. I bet the women in the Davidson Cty Jail are having fun with her. I would not doubt she has a record of abusing people around her.
I think this woman's picture should be put up in schools with a caption reading, "This is you when you terrorize and kill dogs."

By: TakePrideInNash on 9/3/10 at 12:43

Agreed, nature!

By: gohomenow on 9/3/10 at 1:08

MK-Ultra, you're a sick puppy - maybe somebody should cut your throat..
Thank you to Metro authorities for investigating and getting this sick pos off the streets. Now if judges and legislators will just make the punishment fit the crime.

By: angelbear61 on 9/3/10 at 2:26

MK-Ultra ...maybe someone needs to investigate you! You are just as sick as this individual!

What is truly sad is, this sicko will end up with a slap on the wrist! If you can do something so cruel to a poor, defenseless animal, imagine what she could do to another human being!

I say a law needs to be passed where animal cruelty is more than just a misdemeanor!

By: Dragon on 9/3/10 at 5:13

So, it would be better to pay a vet to euthanize the puppy than to do it yourself? The other option is to dump it at the pound and let the city pay for it.

By: MK-Ultra on 9/3/10 at 7:39

Ok , here we go again with the name calling .

gohomenow , Why don't you come and try it you keyboard whinny !

angelbear61 , You dumb loser , ever think about the method of death
that is used in the animals you eat every day ?

There are too many pets , too many loose animals ,
people are dumping their pets loose on the streets
because they cannot feed them or just get tired on having them around .

These loose pets have no medical shots , some have diseases ,
they turn over trash cans , attack people and over populate .

Now the animal lovers doing all of this name calling and complaining ,
guess what ? When you call the humane society , you call the death
squad for that animal !!

They will kill it !!

The humane society is the Auschwitz for animals !!!

BTW : eat any dead animal for dinner ?

By: squish on 9/4/10 at 8:30

MK-Ultra: She beat it with a shovel before she cut it's throat. So, yes, that's a bit different than what they do in a slaughter house.
If you get "attacked" by a little puppy, then take your ass in the house! Why would you sit out there and fight it if you were scared?!
She's already out on bond, however, I think it's a class E Felony, so she could get some jail time.
Her logic for killing the dog is kind of off. She said that it looked like it was diseased. Well, so does she, but that doesn't mean that someone gets to come and attack her, does it??

By: Loner on 9/6/10 at 1:00

This dyke-like puppy killer gets excoriated, but Senator-Doctor Frist, who used to claim stray pets at the stray pet holding centers and then use them for terminal experiments., went on to fame and glory.....kind of a double standard? Maybe this puppy-slitting woman was also conducting "science" experiments......both people are creeps, IMO. Maybe the puppy was Muslim?

By: HokeyPokey on 9/6/10 at 4:51


By: Cookie47 on 9/8/10 at 10:41


Considering the tag name you've chosen was the code name for a covert, illegal CIA human mind-control research program, it doesn't surprise me you don't consider the cutting of a puppy's throat to be torture or a crime.


By: localboy on 9/8/10 at 2:20

Given the photo, her best defense might be to claim to be a member of a cult and that this was a religious ceremony protected under the ....naw, still won't wash.