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Old 04-08-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default [News] Animal abuser found dogs on Craigslist & newspaper

Philadelphia Dog Advocate Examiner: Animal abuser found dogs on Craigslist

Animal abuser found dogs on Craigslist
April 8, 10:38 AM · 1 comment

A 20 year old Kansas University physics major pleaded guilt yesterday to two counts of felony animal cruelty. Cem Basoflas, a native of Istanbul, Turkey admitted to sodomizing and killing a dog in February and beating and torturing a cat this past August.

At his arraignment in February he was freed on $12,000 bail which was posted by his mother and he was forced to surrender his passport.

Here's a relief… as part of his plea he will not fight deportation back to his native Istanbul, Turkey. His sentencing is scheduled May 8 and will remain in custody until his deportation. He will also serve 30 days “shock time” and have to get a psychological evaluation.

The additional tragedy of this case is Basoflas obtained the animals through Craigslist and local newspaper ads.

When will people learn that advertising the sale of living creatures "or give free to good home" is an invitation to promoting just such abuse? A recent cursory review of Craigslist found numerous animals offered for sale (and free to good home) on the site.

For the love of all animals… if you see this type of advertising on Craigslist or in a newspaper, try hooking the advertiser up with local rescue groups. Even one life saved from this horrific abuse is worth the effort!

Here's another thought... what about the innocent dogs and cats in Turkey? Will Basoflas have to register as an animal abuser with the authorities upon his return? How can conserned citizens contact the Istanbul authorities?

The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul stands ready to assist American citizens and businesses in Istanbul. The Consulate is located at Kaplicalar Mevkii Sok. No: 2, Istinye, telephone number 90-212-335-9000.
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OH MY GOD! What the F@%K is wrong with people! That is one sick individual!! I smell the makings of a serial killer!
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People make me so sick. I don't understand how anyone can do something like that.
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That is sooo incredibly disgusting! Words cannot even begin to define it. This guy should have more than a "slap on the wrist" and deportation done to him. From various studies, these types of behaviors are often the precursor to a serial killer.
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OMG send him back where he came from, and lock him up for a LONG time, yep Serial Killer is my exact thought, what a freaken sicko!!
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they should kill the SON OF A B--ch!!!
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Even worse--- he will probably progress and move on to humans in his sickness.
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This is one more warning to BYBers, rehomers and others - don't place your ads on Craiglsist & the newspaper!! What scares me is copy-catters
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WHY WHY WHY??? I'm disgusted, sickened by things that people do? His mommy bailed him out? Maybe he learned from his parents? I would of said.. Rot in jail!!
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Reasons why I hate when people advertize animals to give away. You never know where those poor animals are going or whats going to happen to them. This is so sad
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The really horrific thing about his admission is that if he admitted to 2 killing and torture of 2 how many was he not caught harming? What a sick and horrible person that we need to share our air with.
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OMG! I just saw this, and part of me wishes I didn't. Those poor animals. What a sick person! I personally think the bail, sending him back to Turkey, shock time, and all is NOT enough. See, it's stuff like this that I Just can't understand WHY? My heart is just saddened.
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what his mother bailed him she should be a ashmed of her self if he was my son he would have rotton in jail .he did not learn anything he just learn my mommy will bail me out .what lesson did he learn .nothing that sob
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OMG, what a sick ____. He should be locked up FOREVER.
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He should get tortured and sodomized too. What a piece of garbage. He needs to rot in prison.
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