Fw: LETTER/Man Drags, Tapes And Impales Dog
- LETTER/Man Drags, Tapes And Impales Dog
From: Kinship Circle <info@...>
To: 4 Kinship Circle <info@...>, Kinship Circle
Subject: LETTER/Man Drags, Tapes And Impales Dog
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 22:24:41 -0600
4/3/05--Man Drags, Tapes And Impales Dog
KINSHIP CIRCLE LETTER CAMPAIGN
SOURCE OF INFORMATION
# azcentral.com - March 15, 2005
# wchstv.com - March 16, 2005
# wchstv.com - March 19, 2005
# herald-dispatch.com - March 20, 2005
# WOWK 13 - March 21, 2005
# Charleston Gazette - March 20, 2005
# MSNBC - March 25, 2005
additional contact info: http://www.wv.gov/county.aspx?regID=6&cID=36
PETITION: Dog stabbed, torture and killing and taped to steering wheel
by Mark Allen Starcher
Sponsor: Carolyn Mullin
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original source. I cannot assume responsibility for the accuracy of the
information or for the consequences of its use. Nothing in this email is
intended to encourage illegal action in whatever country you are reading
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To check the status of a case before writing, search the Animal
Abuse Crime Database for updates. Many animal cruelty cases
(but not all) are on file here: http://www.pet-abuse.com/database/
Michael T. Clifford, Esq., Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney
Kanawha County Magistrate Court
Magistrate Court ph: 304-357-0400; day court fax: 304-357-0205
webmaster @ kanawhaprosecutor.com
409 Virginia Street, East
Charleston, WV 25301
ph: 304-357-0130; fax: 304-357-0585
Dear Mr. Clifford,
CASE NO. 05 F 622 is grotesque. On March 15, 2005, 37-year-old Mark
Allen Starcher of Pond Gap fastened a dog to a vehicle and dragged the
animal until portions of skin were stripped away and bone was exposed.
But apparently this didn't fulfill Starcher's penchant for sadistic
brutality. He then taped the dog's front paws and chest cavity to the
steering wheel of a deserted sport utility vehicle. According to
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association officers, the dog was probably
alive when taped. His front paws were swollen, a sign that blood was
still circulating through his body. The dog was also found with a
screwdriver type object protruding from the back of his skull.
I understand Starcher is charged with one count of felony animal
cruelty. Please prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law, with the
maximum jail sentence and fine. I urge you to seek psychiatric
evaluation and counseling for Starcher and request that he be prohibited
from owning or harboring animals in any context. Starcher's vehicle,
utilized in the commission of a felony, ought to be seized as well.
As you are likely aware, innumerable studies from the U.S. Department of
Justice, the FBI, various universities and other sources identify
violence against animals as a precursor to violence against humans.
Lenient penalties will not "fix" Starcher. If he hasn't done so already,
he will surely vent future rage on members of his family or society.
Animal abuse is an overt clue to antisocial behavior and is listed as a
key trait for conduct disorders in an American Psychiatric Association
profile. In an inquiry conducted by the MSPCA and Northeastern
University, 70% of animal abusers had accumulated one or more unrelated
crimes and nearly 40% had committed brutal crimes against people.
Violence rarely occurs in isolated pieces. Please do not let Starcher
hurt another living being. Thank you for your conscientious action in
this disturbing case.
OTHER PENDING ANIMAL ABUSE CASES
THAT NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Because Kinship Circle cannot produce letter campaigns for EVERY cruelty
case--sadly, there are just too many--we will periodically list
petitions graciously provided by Carolyn Mullin of No More Homeless
Animals. Please take a few moments to read about these cases, sign your
name to the petitions, and write your own letters if moved to do so.
*Whenever you write letters on your own, feel free to cite statistics or
examples found in Kinship Circle sample letters.
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PETITION: Dog severely beaten by Eric Barkman
PETITION: Pit bull locked in closet, starved to death
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I have created two animal rights groups: