The latter afflicts deer, elk and other cervid populations across many states where cougar killing is also condoned as a sport. My main gripe and deep concerns are with sport and trophy hunting: Simply killing animals for some kind of enjoyment, I believe, is a culturally sanctioned and deeply embedded manifestation of empathy-deficit disorder. The empathy-deficit disorder is evident in the corporate world, especially in the agrichemical pesticide sector that harms consumers and other species, as well as the environment we share. The empathy-deficit disorder is not only culturally embedded, but there is evidence of familial, generational and possibly genetic transmission. For shy and fearful cats, gabapentin can help reduce stress and distress prior to a veterinary appointment and when being boarded.