Originally Posted by Castro #66
That's definitely animal cruelty.
I think it depends on what your definition of cruelty is. Some states have laws that they have to be killed if found, no trap and release.
If shooting them with a paintball gun gets them away from you and your garbage and doesn't harm them, this is far better than 1) killing them or 2) having them around with the diseases they can carry (rabies).
Personally, I wouldn't have used a paintball gun to shoot it...