RVY dog stolen, injured
[07 Feb 1998]

You have done nothing more than strengthen our resolve. We will not "shudder into silence." Quite the opposite, you sick scum.

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From: writer@eskimo.com (Robert Vaughn Young)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: RVY dog stolen, injured
Date: 7 Feb 1998 22:40:55 GMT
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Yesterday (Friday, Feb 7) as I was returning from Germany, after
testifying before the Federal commission, someone stole one of my dogs,
beat it and dumped it several miles north of my home. The dog was found,
blood dripping from its head and mouth, struggling to make it back home.
He was taken to a vet and he will be okay.

This follows an anonymous hate campaign leafletting of my island,
attacking me and my wife and our animal sanctuary. (More on the outcome of
that and the island's strong support in another post.)

The mafia-like message to me is quite clear so let me give one in return:
I cannot prove who did this but anyone who would physically injure an
innocent animal as part of a threat or order it or condone it is a sick
criminal. You have done nothing more than strengthen our resolve. We will
not "shudder into silence." Quite the opposite, you sick scum. Watch.

To begin with, I am turning this and other information of attacks on me
and my family over to the authorities as evidence of hate crimes, which
are covered by federal and state statutes. I have not turned it over to
them in the category of "hate crime" but there is now a clear pattern
and it has moved into physical violence. It is no longer hangup calls and
the like. It is sick, violent physical behavior which might be directed at
me and my wife and that is when the authorities are interested and I am
giving it all to the local, state and federal authorities.

To whoever did this/paid for it, you are seriously sick.

To whoever works for them, you are working with seriously sick people.

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