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Video: Veterinarian Smashes Squirrels’ Heads

Written by Michelle Kretzer | April 5, 2012

Veterinarian Gene F. Giggleman has been formally reprimanded and fined $2,500 by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners based on allegations of unprofessional and/or dishonorable conduct following PETA’s investigation at U.S. Global Exotics (USGE), a massive exotic-animal dealer where Giggleman was the attending veterinarian.

Giggleman’s Cruelty

In this previously unreleased video footage, Giggleman smashes squirrels’ heads into a cinderblock and recommends that workers cut sick snakes’ heads off or “freeze ’em solid” in order to kill them.

The board found that Giggleman lost his controlled-substances log and falsely signed legally required documents attesting to the health of animals he had never examined so that they could be shipped overseas for the exotic-pet trade.

Despite the board’s findings, he is still licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas and has retained his job as a professor at Parker University in Dallas.

Giggleman’s Former Employer on the Lam

PETA’s undercover investigation of USGE provided evidence of the abuse of more than 27,000 animals and resulted in the seizure of the animals and the closure of the business. Facing federal charges in connection with violating a wildlife protection order called the “Lacey Act,” including smuggling, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting, former USGE owner Jasen Shaw and his wife, Vanessa, fled the country and are believed to be hiding in New Zealand. Interpol has issued a notice about Shaw and his arrest warrants.

What You Can Do

Giggleman is still under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for his actions at USGE. Help ensure that Giggleman is held accountable for all that he did at USGE by urging Sarah R. Saldaña, the United States attorney for the Northern District of Texas, to charge Giggleman with felony and/or misdemeanor violations of the Lacey Act.

Contact Saldaña through her office’s public information officer, Kathy Colvin.


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  • dijana says:

    Please he should imediately loss his licence. OMG this is not vet

  • Chuck says:

    Unreal. But believable. Vets get away with WAY TOO MUCH / Licensing should be way more stringent / strict. What a scum bag! Where’s the OATH Vets must take?/!! That violates ALL Humane practices that Vet associaition needs to enforce! This is sick. What are other vets doing “behind the scenes?” Need more undercover ops! Ill volunteer. I have the time . Way to go PETA! Lov ya.

  • Anita says:

    This monster should be made an example of and publically named and shamed and he should serve a prison sentance for animal cruelty.

  • Gemma says:

    DISGUSTING !! The man should be tortured slowly then killed but that would not be satisfying enough, no i want this man & the Shaws publically discredited, accused & charged for their horrible crimes !! The so called vet should have his liscence torn up & thrown away, never to be reinstated, never allowed to practice vetinary medecine or own any kind of animal/pet for the rest of his life !! Plus i want him publically humiliated & fired in front of his students at the university as a lesson to be learned as what NOT TO DO !! Then & only then will some kind of justice be done for the animals that suffered his cruelty !! After which if he was to be tortured & stoned to death, i would smile & be happy knowing he got what he deserved; for that would be true justice. The law however does not give justice only judgement. So may he be judged truthfully & may he pay dearly for his crimes !!

  • Omi919 says:

    Truly disgusting, this person doesn’t deserve to be alive! I don’t understand how can a human being be so cruel.

  • Lilian says:


  • Faith says:

    Freeze him. I’m sure he wouldn’t like it. Give him a taste of his own medicine.

  • JAN says:

    The bible says (AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH) I think the PARKER UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS is very PROUD of this so called human. This guy is very lucky that he does not treat any of my pets. People like this should not be walking the streets. A dumpster would be good. GARBAGE TO GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patricia-T says:

    I cannot watch the video. This man needs to be punished for his actions. Why is he still practicing!!!

  • Rene D says:

    That vet should get his license revoked, lose his job, and face criminal charges for his cruel acts against helpless animals.

  • Casey says:

    Guys, go to Parker University’s page on Facebook. Let them know we demand justice. They claim they are going to do an investigation. Let’s get this done.



  • Tami says:

    This is NOT a vet….just a greedy creep.

  • beverly says:

    THIS HAS TO STOP. i AGREE WITH linda . He needs to rot in hell. throw him ina hole and let him rott in hell.

  • rose brown says:

    i just can’t see how this man can have a license to practice veterinarian medicine. how can our government let him practice. he is cruel and i hope he get his in the future

  • rose brown says:

    i just can’t see how this man can have a license to practice veterinarian medicine. how can our government let him practice. he is cruel and i hope he get his in the future

  • bjg55 says:

    Sicko. Poor animals, theres no need for this. I thgink these sort of people are mentalyy insane, they have to be to do this .More and more im hearing, reading seeing, the way animnals worldwide are being treated so violently. It makes me sick to my guts and heartbroken. These people need to be caught and the SAME done to them. Animals have rights. but they are not getting them with vile,cruel ,evil people like this about. So if animals aint getting rights why should humans. SPecially this sick evil person. He deserves to be destroyed. Theres not enough deterrents in this world now. Everyone is doing what they want and no one cares lees.. This is so so sad.

  • Julia says:

    Stick him the freezer! Let him die a lingering terrifying death

  • Barbara says:

    I sent an email and hope to see this criminal so called “doctor” Vet Giggleman put in prison like a caged animal and see how cruelty feels!

  • Boulechsd says:

    so sad to think we live in a world with this person…God Help us All!

  • Diana says:

    Help please for all animals. They are importantans

  • Marcia says:

    A veterinarian yet! If there is anything else as disgusting as this kind of abuse it is that the guilty often get by with it after a slap on the wrist or a string of excuses from those who won’t press charges. They need to be reminded by a deluge of e-mails and phone calls that a lot of people find cruelty unpunished unacceptable!

  • Caro says:

    This man’s ignorance is unfortunate and must be corrected. No, this is not ignorance – this is pure evil…Burning is too good for him. I’ll think on it and get back to you when I come up with a punishment that he deserves.

  • Kimberly says:

    This saddens me. Giggleman was my vet for many years and I had nothing but great things to say about him. He loved my animals and treated them with nothing but kindness. I had to watch the video to see if it was really him. Yep. Hard to watch.

  • Penelope Allingham says:

    Please, put this man in jail!

  • pam orsine says:

    He should be fined and prevented from being anywhere near small children and animals since he has no conscience or empathy for the small and helpless.

  • grace says:

    What he does is insane, he should be punished for his crime like any other criminal.

  • Linda Karnes says:

    “Non~violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” ~Thomas A. Edison This doctor is definitely a savage and should be heavily fined, spend time in jail, and have his license removed permanently.

  • Linda says:

    Discusting isn’t the word for what this person has done…He should be put away for life,to show that whoever does the same thing,will spend the rest of this life on earth in jail..and when he stands at judgement,all the animals that he has abused will be there to send he to Hell,where he belongs

  • Rebecca Savage says:

    This is criminal. Stop this activity.

  • Leah says:

    It is only a matter of time for this man to hurt human life (if he isn’t already). THAT is what non-veg people need to understand. Feel it’s ok to hurt animal life, feel its ok to hurt ANY life. Disturbing.

  • Rosella Sguerrini says:

    They’re small and helpless, but this is not a good reason for abusing these poor animals. STOP THIS STUPID VIOLENCE!

  • Neera Joshi says:

    Please !!!!! We have to support PETA to help them fight against animal cruelty.

  • rickob says:

    In light of the video, and investigation of the horrible abuses and killings of innocent creatures under veterinarian Giggleman’s “care”, I would not allow this man near any animal again. He has shown no feeling, temperament or regard for animal life, and is a disgrace to veterinarians everywhere. A veterinarian who causes suffering, pain and death to animals should lose his license forever and be prosecuted.

  • Teresa says:

    He should have his head smashed and then burn in hell!!! I hope he gets what he deserves.

  • Shareen says:

    What is WRONG with some people? This man’s ignorance is unfortunate and must be corrected.

  • Nikki says:

    His ass just go to prison for felony animal abuse! Tell those guys what crime your in for.

  • Tricha Olson says:

    This is discusting. When he dies, I hope he is attacked by every animal he has hurt. Piece of garbage!

  • Bebbo says:

    Stop that !!!

  • Susan Fleming says:

    I hope he burns in hell!

  • Shelley Burkhardt says:

    I say do the same to Giggleman!!! What goes around, comes around…see if he giggles about that!

  • Karin Herrmann says:

    This man is a blemish for any veterinar, which is a good one! People must do anything to stop such crime people and that they get theire sentance!

  • gino filippone says:

    i find this offending as an maerican citizen

  • Kelly Gallagher says:

    Under no circumstances should this man be permitted to have an association with animals. As a vet it is his sworn duty to save and protects them, not be apart of abuse.

  • Deus Vult says:

    Please make sure that Giggleman is held accountable for all that he did at USGE and charge him with felony and/or misdemeanor violations of the Lacey Act.

  • natalia perides says:

    stop this shit!

  • Meryl Pinque says:

    For a vegan world.

  • lynn says:

    please quit using cruel and unusual punishment to these poor defenseless animals

  • Ryanda says:

    It disgusting to hear someone who was supposed to have dedicated their entire career to helping animals is nothing but a sick bastard. I can’t believe they would have taken his license away. Dr.’s get their licenses to practice medicine taken away for far, far less.