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- LETTER/Dog Tossed Off College Campus Balcony
From: Kinship Circle <kinshipcircle@...>
To: 4 Kinship Circle <kinshipcircle@...>, Kinship Circle
Subject: LETTER/Dog Tossed Off College Campus Balcony
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 20:42:45 -0600
4/3/05--Dog Tossed Off College Campus Balcony
KINSHIP CIRCLE LETTER CAMPAIGN
SOURCE OF INFORMATION
# KFVS - Feb 10, 2005
PETITION: 3/28 Dog thrown off balcony, seeking 3 years in prison
Sponsor: Carolyn Mullin
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State's Attorney Rod Wolf, David Nelson
10 East Poplar Street
Saline County Courthouse
Harrisburg, Il 62946
ph: 618-252-6905; email: statesattorney@...
statesattorney @ cdavidnelson.com
Saline County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Ed Miller
1 North Main Street
Harrisburg, Il 62946
Dear Mr. Wolf, Mr. Nelson, Sheriff Miller:
Please accept my comments regarding Justin Aud, 21, the Southeastern
Illinois College student who threw a 3-year-old basset hound named Pete
off the balcony of the Campus Apartments on February 5, 2005.
According to Rob Andress, one of the dog's guardians, Pete howled "as
loud as he could for about 20 minutes. It was the most horrific noise
I've ever heard."
Though no punishment will undo Pete's shattered leg joint--now held
together with two screws and four pins--your serious response to this
case can dissuade others from committing brutal acts against animals.
Please pursue the maximum three-year prison sentence for Aud's charges
of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, Injuring a Domestic Animal, and
Cruelty to Animals. Aud ought to undergo psychiatric evaluation and be
ordered to pay restitution for veterinary treatment that includes the
initial 2-1/2 hour surgery as well as subsequent surgeries for removal
of the screws.
Aud displays an alarming absence of empathy. According to psychologist
Stephanie LaFarge, the nation's first expert in court-mandated animal
abuse counseling, "extreme cruelty toward animals is a marker for
potential violence toward humans." Roger Depue, former chief of the
FBI's behavioral lab, says most of America's infamous killers, including
Jeffrey Dahmer, honed their fury with animal torture.
Kip Kinkel, the 17-year-old convicted of killing two Springfield, Oregon
classmates and his parents, joked about blowing up squirrels with cherry
bombs. His recurrent rage toward animals was ignored.
The legal system cannot afford to overlook the link between cruelty to
animals and human violence. All crimes that depict a ruthless disregard
for life deserve serious penalties. Justin Aud's callous behavior caused
a living being to endure great pain and anguish.
Thank you for your valuable time and consideration in this serious
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.
PETITION: Dog's throat slashed by Roger Gregg
PETITION: Dog severely beaten by Eric Barkman
PETITION: Pit bull locked in closet, starved to death
PETITION: 11 sled dogs abandoned and neglected - (Kasilof, AK - US)
I have created two animal rights groups: