Posted by: kinshipcircle | April 12, 2009

WAR HERO’S DOG KILLED + OBAMA’S BREEDER DOG

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NEWSFLASH: Obamas Get Pup From Texas Breeder
We’re disappointed that President Obama opted for a Portuguese water dog
from a Texas breeder. After many rescue groups lobbied him to make the
humane choice, he did the exact opposite…showing support for breeders and
ultimately the puppy mill to pet store chain. Moreover, another shelter dog
just inched closer to death. If you feel the President let down dogs and his
animal advocacy constituents — mail, fax, phone or web-mail comments to:

President Barack Obama
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
comments: 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461
web mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

REFERENCES (leave comments by news stories and Google for more):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/12/obamas-new-dog-bo-a-gift-_n_185930.html
http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/04/barack-obama-do.html
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/mutts/blog/2009/04/obama_dog_bo_2.html
http://www.tmz.com/2009/04/11/white-house-obama-family-dog/

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4/12/09: War Hero’s Dog Brutally Killed

war-hero-dog
PHOTO COLLAGE:
Dasy as pup in Marcus Luttrell‘s photo. Former Navy SEAL
Luttrell wrote “Lone Survivor,” about his Afghanistan ordeal in Operation
Red Wing. A yellow lab, not Dasy. Luttrell, shown at a book signing.
SOURCES: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6365427.html
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/06/navy_sealbook_070618w/
http://www.sodahead.com/blog/55125/i-would-like-to-share-this-story-from-the-glen-beck-show/

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Honorable David P. Weeks, Walker County Criminal District Attorney
1036 Eleventh Street; Huntsville, TX 77320
ph: 936-435-2441; fax: 936-435-2449
email: dweeks@co.walker.tx.us, wccda@lcc.net

Walker County Court House
1100 University Ave.; Huntsville, TX  77340
ph: 936-436-4910, 936-436-4912; fax: 936-436-4914
email: stennant@co.walker.tx.us, spegoda@co.walker.tx.us

James D. Patton, Walker County Clerk
Walker County Courthouse; P.O. Box 210; Huntsville, Texas 77342-0210
ph: 936-436-4922; email: jpatton@co.walker.tx.us

Robyn Flowers, Walker County District Clerk
12th Judicial District – County Court at Law – 278th Judicial District
Walker County Courthouse; 1100 University Ave., #209; Huntsville, Texas 77340
ph: 936-436-4972; fax: 936-436-4973; email: rflowers@co.walker.tx.us

Walker County Commissioners
Sonja Tennant: 936-436-4912; stennant@co.walker.tx.us
B. J. Gaines, Jr.: 936-295-3641; stennant@co.walker.tx.us
Robert Autery: 936-295-6963; fax: 936-294-0761; robpct2@yahoo.com
Bobby Warren: 936-295-7984; fax: 936-730-1528; bwarren@co.walker.tx.us
Tim Paulsel: 936-344-6558; fax: 936-344-0701; tpaulsel@co.walker.tx.us

Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Clint R. McRae
717 FM 2821 W, Suite 500; Huntsville, TX 77320
ph: 936-435-2400; fax: 936-435-2440
email: cmcrae@co.walker.tx.us, sheriff@co.walker.tx.us

Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy, Operations Bureau Captain, Lieutenant,
Detectives:
bdavis@co.walker.tx.us, lmcdugle@co.walker.tx.us,
cperkins@co.walker.tx.us, ppetty@co.walker.tx.us, scole@co.walker.tx.us,
rringo@co.walker.tx.us, jjames@co.walker.tx.us

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dweeks@co.walker.tx.us, wccda@lcc.net, spegoda@co.walker.tx.us,
jpatton@co.walker.tx.us, rflowers@co.walker.tx.us, stennant@co.walker.tx.us,
robpct2@yahoo.com, bwarren@co.walker.tx.us, tpaulsel@co.walker.tx.us,
cmcrae@co.walker.tx.us, sheriff@co.walker.tx.us, bdavis@co.walker.tx.us,
lmcdugle@co.walker.tx.us, cperkins@co.walker.tx.us, ppetty@co.walker.tx.us,
scole@co.walker.tx.us, rringo@co.walker.tx.us, jjames@co.walker.tx.us

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Criminal District Attorney David Weeks and Officials of Walker County, TX:

The murder of war hero Marcus Luttrell’s 4-year-old yellow Labrador Dasy
resonates worldwide. Like Luttrell, most people treat companion animals as
family members who happen to have fur. Like Luttrell, we’d want their
killers prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

But for Luttrell — the sole survivor of a Navy SEAL team ambushed by
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2005 — the loss is unbearable. Dasy, a
therapy dog, was Luttrell’s link back to the living world.

Please seek maximum penalties under Texas law for Michael John Edmonds II,
21, and Alfonzo Hernandez, 24, both charged with felony cruelty to
nonlivestock animals in Dasy’s shooting on April 1, 2009.

As you know, Luttrell responded to gunshots at his Walker County home.
Finding nothing amiss, he raced outside to find bloody paw prints and Dasy’s
body in a ditch. “I could tell she tried to get away,” Luttrell told
interviewers. He chased Dasy’s killers in his pickup across three counties.
He alerted a 911 operator and finally made a citizen’s arrest near Onalaska.

Texas animal cruelty law allows for up to 2 years in prison and a $10,000
fine. It also permits mandatory counseling. Please advocate extensive
incarceration and rehabilitation for Edmonds and Hernandez. The men should
also be barred from possessing, working or living with animals.

In fact, five other area dog killings may lead back to Edmonds and
Hernandez, according to Texas Ranger Steven Jeter. Repeat animal attacks
suggest a predatory style that is indicative of “organized and premeditated
violence against others,” says Dr. Randall Lockwood, an ASPCA animal
behaviorist who often consults with cruelty investigators and law enforcers.

Criminologists view the intensity of vicious behavior — regardless of the
victim’s identity — as a precursor to future violence. The FBI identifies
animal abuse as an early stage along the violence continuum. Indeed, men
prosecuted for animal cruelty are five times as likely to be arrested for
other violent crimes, as published in Utah State University professor Frank
Ascione’s extensive research.

Please punish these unrepentant killers to the fullest degree. That is the
only real justice for Marcus Luttrell and his beloved Dasy.

Thank you,

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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Terri Kelley, Kinship Circle, Investigative Research
pawsitivedirections@yahoo.com
Survivor of war loses dog to random violence
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6365427.html
War hero’s dog murdered / video
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=6753738
War hero’s therapy dog shot and killed / 3 Videos & 911 Call
http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=113438&provider=top&catid=188
USEFUL LINK: U.S. Cruelty Laws By State – Misdemeanor Vs. Felony
http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/cruelty_laws.php

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  1. […] Kinship Circle: WAR HERO’S DOG KILLED + OBAMA’S BREEDER DOG “We’re disappointed that President Obama opted for a Portuguese water dog from a Texas breeder. After many rescue groups lobbied him to make the humane choice, he did the exact opposite…showing support for breeders and ultimately the puppy mill to pet store chain. Moreover, another shelter dog just inched closer to death.” Also: “The murder of war hero Marcus Luttrell’s 4-year-old yellow Labrador Dasy.” […]


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