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Give a Meaningful Sentence to Accused Cat Mutilator, Andrew Bekech

November 26, 2012
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (ALDF)

Among the criminal charges pending against Andrew Bekech are two counts of felony animal cruelty related to the alleged abuse of his ex-girlfriend’s cats. Mr. Bekech was arrested in September 2012 after a domestic violence investigation reportedly revealed several incidents involving physical attacks on the woman’s cats. One of the cats—Little Man—reportedly continues to recover after losing part of his tail as well as a portion of his tongue.

The Bekech case is but one of countless cases illustrating the grave connection between domestic violence and animal abuse. Abusers often threaten and carry out acts of animal cruelty, taking advantage of their human victim’s bond with their animal(s) as a means of intimidation and control.

It is not unusual for women to cite fear for the safety of their animals as a reason for not entering a shelter to escape their abusers. In a 2007 study, for example:”The vast majority of shelter women described being emotionally close to their pets and distraught by the abuse family pets experienced.”


WHOM TO CONTACT

Locals especially are encouraged to write polite letters to State’s Attorney Platt, thanking her office for its earnest attention to this case to date, and encouraging that a strong and meaningful sentence be pursued upon conviction.

The Honorable Maureen Platt, State’s Attorney
Geographical Area No. 4
400 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
conndcj@ct.gov

Defendant: Andrew Eugene Bekech
Waterbury Superior Court case #U04W-CR12-0411324-S

Locals are additionally encouraged to support the prosecution by attending the criminal proceedings. A hearing in the Bekech case is currently scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 10:00am. (Always contact the Court to confirm court dates and locations as they are subject to change.)

Waterbury Superior Court
Geographical Area 4
400 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-735-7438


SAMPLE LETTER

Regarding Defendant: Andrew Eugene Bekech
Waterbury Superior Court case #U04W-CR12-0411324-S

Dear Honorable State’s Attorney Platt,

Among the criminal charges pending against Andrew Bekech are two counts of felony animal cruelty related to the alleged abuse of his ex-girlfriend’s cats. Mr. Bekech was arrested in September 2012 after a domestic violence investigation reportedly revealed several incidents involving physical attacks on the woman’s cats. One of the cats—Little Man—reportedly continues to recover after losing part of his tail as well as a portion of his tongue.

The Bekech case is but one of countless cases illustrating the grave connection between domestic violence and animal abuse. Abusers often threaten and carry out acts of animal cruelty, taking advantage of their human victim’s bond with their animal(s) as a means of intimidation and control.

When I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such malicious, heinous acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To engage in such malevolent behaviour absolutely suggests sociopathic and sadistic tendencies and demonstrates an incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards animals has, disturbingly enough and as noted above, the ability to show such indifference towards humans. This link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if we excuse or ignore such negligence and suffering, we would be serving an injustice to both animals and society.

We must do everything in our power to allocate necessary resources to investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of animal cruelty cases and to ensure the ongoing care, treatment, and welfare of the animal and human victims. Please ensure that you have done everything legally possible to mandate the most severe penalties against Mr. Andrew Eugene Bekech.

Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.

NAME


andrew eugene bekech,
stands accused of a crime,
if not punished severly,
his cruelties will
escalate in time.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


12 Comments leave one →
  1. LoVegan permalink
    November 26, 2012 2:43 pm

    What a beautiful letter !! I wish I had the power to punish monsters like that. Thank you Stacey, doing now and naturally shared & twitted

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    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      November 26, 2012 3:35 pm

      stacey always writes amazing letters☺♥☻

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      • November 26, 2012 9:21 pm

        Thanks so much, hon, that means so much, especially coming from you, wonderful poet. I have to admit, though, that I use the same for these types of alerts, with some shared material from the actual source. 🙂

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    • November 26, 2012 3:41 pm

      Thank you, hon, but I got the first couple paragraphs from ALDF, so they deserve the credit. Thanks for doing and sharing, as always, you are the best.

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:11 pm

    andrew eugene bekech,
    stands accused of a crime,
    if not punished severly,
    his cruelties will
    escalate in time.

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  3. November 26, 2012 3:24 pm

    My MSc. Thesis (‘The Predictive Validity Between Animal Cruelty and the Serial Violent Offender: A Profiling Perspective’) critically analysed whether cruelty to animals was a viable and valid indicator of future cruelty & violence towards people. My research concluded that it was indeed a viable and valid indicator in most westernised countries and particularly in the categories of domestic violence, homicide, child, elder and disabled abuse. The research is clear on the subject: if a person commits unnecessary violence and cruelty towards an animal, they are five times more likely, than the rest of the population, to commit increasingly violent or cruel acts towards people, particularly those they perceive as weak, helpless or unable to defend themselves.

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    • November 26, 2012 3:43 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Stephen, if you ever want to share your entire thesis, send it over to stacey@our-compass.org; I’d love to put it on Our Compass. Very understandable conclusion, too; additionally, most serial killers have a history of animal abuse.

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  4. November 26, 2012 4:02 pm

    email sent what kind of madnss is this? jus angering and heartbraking i hope he gets his nd the harshest sentence possible thanks as always Stacey great poem as always Karen! And Stevens thesis sounds so very interesting id love to read it too!

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