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ilovehounds
05-24-2001, 08:11 PM
Please help by sending letters. This can not go unpunished. This is TRUE animal cruelty.
Thank You For Your Time. I have also placed a sample letter for you.
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ANIMAL ABUSE-The ultimate act of cowardice and mental derangement
Bonnie



CAT KILLERS AWAIT TRIAL:
Two Baylor University students who bludgeoned, skinned, and decapitated a
cat named "Queso" have been indicted on animal cruelty charges, 9 weeks
after their arrest. Queso was a homeless cat who had been befriended by
employees and patrons of the Taco Cabana restaurant adjacent to the
University. Clint Bowers and Derek Brehm were initially arrested and
charged with animal cruelty on March 9th, when a search of Bowers'
blood-smeared vehicle turned up a pellet gun, knife, golf club with cat
hair on it, and Queso's decapitated head.
Ironically, Baylor University prides itself on holding its students to
high moral standards, barring them from activities such as drinking,
gambling, and cohabitation of unmarried couples. Yet so far, the
University has decided only to hand the students a mere 15-day suspension
from the
University's baseball team. Many fellow students and community members
believe this light punishment contradicts the school's policy to remove
students who harm or pose a risk to others.
Furthermore, Baylor has downplayed this incident, claiming that the
students have only been targeted because they are athletes. Brehm and
Bowers have never expressed remorse for their cruel actions, except to
regret the inconvenience and negative publicity the case has brought on
themselves and the University.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
(1) Please ask the McLennan District Attorney to prosecute these two men
to the fullest extent possible under the law. Remind him of the concrete
connection between animal cruelty and violence against humans!
Contact:
Mr. John Segrest, Criminal District Attorney
McLennan County, TX,
219 N. 6th St., Suite 200
Waco TX 76701/
ph: (254) 757-5084 /
fax: (254) 757-5021/
email: [email protected]
You can use the above address to send the same message
to the Assistant DA,
Mr. Crawford Long, or send him an email at:
[email protected] .

(2) Contact Baylor University officials and tell them how disappointed you
are in their failure to take this case seriously! Write to them via:
Baylor University
Waco, Texas 76798 or email them individually:
Robert Sloan (President of Baylor University): [email protected];
Tom Stanton (the Athletic Director): [email protected],
Steve Smith (Head Baseball Coach): [email protected]

Mr. John Segrest, Criminal District Attorney
McLennan County, TX,
Mr. Crawford Long Assistant DA,

Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Robert Sloan (President of Baylor University)
Tom Stanton (the Athletic Director )
Steve Smith (Head Baseball Coach)


Dear Mr.Segrest, Mr.Long, Mr. Sloan, Mr. Stanton, and Mr. Smith;

We are asking that the case against Clint Bowers and Derek Brehm, Baylor University students (and baseball players), for the bludgeoned, skinned, and decapitated killing of a cat named "Queso" be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Queso was a homeless cat who had been befriended by employees and patrons of the Taco Cabana restaurant adjacent to the University.
Bowers and Brehm were initially arrested and charged with animal cruelty on March 9th, when a search of Bowers'
blood-smeared vehicle turned up a pellet gun, knife, golf club with cat hair on it, and Queso's decapitated head. This should have sounded the alarm as to the thinking of these two and to carry out such horror makes them in need of serious counseling at the least.

Ironically, Baylor University prides itself on holding its students to high moral standards, barring them from activities such as drinking, gambling, and cohabitation of unmarried couples. Yet so far, the University has decided only to hand the students a mere 15-day suspension from the University's baseball team. Many fellow students and community members believe this light punishment contradicts the school's policy to remove students who harm or pose a risk to others.
We are guessing Baylor does not believe such hideous actions to "Queso" show some faulty thinking in these two men's thinking? We advise the people at Baylor to enlighten themselves on FBI findings as to humans who are capable of such actions towards animals and the reality humans are usually the next step up .
Baylor has downplayed this incident, claiming that the students have only been targeted because they are athletes. Brehm and Bowers have never expressed remorse for their cruel actions, except to regret the inconvenience and negative publicity the case has brought on themselves and the University.
Really Baylor , we are doing this because they are ballplayers? If their actions were not so heinous we would be laughing at such a statement. We could careless about your ball teams. We do care that you seem to "ok" this crime committed by "your ball players". This attitude of your school is far from the "Christian" teachings we were taught. Excuses are not acceptable in such cases. And turning away from the fact a horrible crime was committed by these two men does not make it forgotten.

We are asking the Prosecutor to please show that abuse of any animal in your community will not be tolerated by any persons. And those who do such deeds will be handed down harsh sentences.

Thank you for your time and consideration

Sincerely,

Their CareTakers





ANIMAL ABUSE-The ultimate act of cowardice and mental derangement!!

4 feline house
05-24-2001, 08:26 PM
Just to clarify, they have not been indicted, because in Texas animal cruelty is not yet a felony-all we need is Gov. Perry's signature. See my last post and the link there:
http://petoftheday.com/talk/Forum12/HTML/000170.html


[This message has been edited by 4 feline house (edited May 24, 2001).]