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Horse owners are becoming increasingly concerned over the development, TV4 reported. 

According to the Swedish Veterinary Association (Veterinärförbundet) there were around 20 reported cases of horses or cows with their sexual organs mutilated reported in 2006. By 2010 this number had doubled to 40 cases.

“Our understanding is that it has unfortunately increased,” said Johan Beck-Friis at the association told TV4.

TV4 figures compiled with the help of the police indicate that the problem could be even worse with 60 reports of the genital mutilation of horses have been filed in the areas around Sweden’s major cities alone.

Niklas Långström, sex crimes expert and professor of psychiatric epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet, told TV4 that this is not a case of ordinary cruelty to animals.

“This is done by people getting a sexual kick from animals in general and of inflicting pain on them, a sexual sadistic kick, so to speak,“ he said.

According to TV 4, only two weeks ago the mare Bionne, Swedish jumping champion in 2009, was mutilated. She is currently pregnant by Tornesch, Swedish riding star Malin Baryard-Johnsson’s stallion.

http://www.thelocal.se/32742/20110322/

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March 3: Sheriff: Coker man admits to sexually abusing dog. There is not an anti-bestiality law in Alabama.

A Coker man charged with animal cruelty admitted that he sexually abused a dog, Sheriff Ted Sexton said today.

Three witnesses told deputies that they saw Samuel Earl Sims, 56, abusing the mixed-breed dog at a home on Hillview Lane around midnight Sunday.

“These witnesses happened to observe this by accident,” Sexton said. “They were shocked and appalled.”

Deputies had the same reaction. They were working Monday to upgrade the misdemeanor animal cruelty charge to a felony.

“We’re aggressively trying to seek more serious charges,” Sexton said.

There is not an anti-bestiality law in Alabama.

Deputies were not sure Monday whether the 40-pound dog, named “Lady”, has an owner.

“It seems that she’s a neighborhood dog. If someone claims her, she will be returned to the owner,” he said. Otherwise, she may be available for adoption.

Veterinarian Dr. Jimmy Canant examined the dog and found no serious injuries, Sexton said. He said that the dog has a good disposition and got along with other dogs at the vet’s office.

The sheriff did not provide further details about the situation. He said that Sims admitted his guilt.

“Our defendant did give a statement admitting to the allegation that he had sexual intercourse with the dog,” he said. “This is the first time in my career that I have heard of anyone doing this.”

Two deputies discussing the case in Sexton’s office Monday morning said that they had heard similar allegations in the past, but did not know of any cases where there was evidence or an arrest made.

He was charged with Class A and Class B misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. A judge will later drop one of the charges.

He remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Monday afternoon with bail set at $1,500.

Sexton said that he contacted a state legislator Monday to discuss the possibility of introducing anti-bestiality legislation.

Sims has been arrested in the past. In 1992 he plead guilty to an arson charge after setting fire in several trailers and a car at a mobile home park in Shelby County. The court file indicated that Sims cannot read or write and has a fifth-grade education. A probation officer wrote that he was “somewhat” mentally disabled.

Reach Stephanie Taylor at stephanie.taylor@tuscaloosanews.com or 205-722-0210.

from: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110228/NEWS/110229571/1291/dateline?p=1&tc=pg

A GRAN who was photographed having sex with her family’s dog has been convicted of bestiality.

Paula Mangan, 42, was snapped by boyfriend Lee McCall, 41, with the rottweiler-chow cross.

Police found a CD of 33 vile images in a raid on their Liverpool home after McCall was suspected of arson and voyeurism. Officers also uncovered 61 indecent images of children.

Mangan, who has two teenage daughters and one grandchild, admitted sex with the animal at Liverpool Crown Court.

Judge Robert Warnock called her a “troubled and damaged individual” and imposed a two-year community order with supervision. McCall admitted making indecent images and faces sentence in April. The pair hid their faces as they fled court.

A neighbour said they still own the dog, adding: “It’s disgusting. They seemed a normal family.”

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3413845/Grandma-posed-for-sex-with-rottweiler.html

Jan 26: Little Animal, Big Crime: Man Accused of Sex With Mini Horse

For some reason, I’ve had a ton of stories about horse sex lately (see below)… but this is the first one to involve a mini horse, and definitely the first one to involve an animal with a name that could belong to a stripper.
Eric Steven Easley, 27, is accused of sexually abusing Ebony Ice, a mini horse, last year. The horse’s owner found the horse tied to a post by its tail… but that’s not all he found.

Police say Easley left his wallet, complete with driver’s license and Social Security card, at the scene.

Now, Easley told a judge he’s in counseling — and Ebony’s owner says the man sure needs it.

“I do believe he needs help,” Pat Foster told al.com. I’m glad that he’s getting help because I think as long as he is in therapy of some kind, then maybe nothing will happen anybody else.”

Since zoophilia and bestiality are not actually crimes in Alabama (insert obvious jokes), Easley was charged with animal cruelty and killing or disabling livestock.

from http://weirdnews.about.com/b/2011/01/23/little-animal-big-crime-man-accused-of-sex-with-mini-horse.htm

Jan 18: Sex with horse results in man’s death.

A Seattle man died after engaging in anal sex with a horse at a farm suspected of being a gathering place for people seeking to have sex with livestock, police said.

The horse involved in the incident was not harmed, and an autopsy of the unnamed man concluded that “the manner of death was accidental, due to perforation of the colon”, a police spokesperson said.

“The information that we have is that people would find this place via chat rooms on the Web,” said Sergeant John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s department.

Although sex with animals is not illegal in Washington state, Urquhart said that investigators were looking into whether the farm, located in Enumclaw, 64km south-east of Seattle, allowed sex with smaller animals that resulted in animal cruelty, which is a crime.

There is no evidence that any money exchanged hands for the sex acts. There are several horses, bulls, dogs and other animals on the farm.

At this point no one has been arrested, but aurhorities are not ruling out the possibility of charges ultimately being filed.

At least one man with convictions for sex crimes is reportedly connected to the events at the farm.

The bizarre death of a man who had sex with a horse made dreadful headlines. But last summer’s infamous Enumclaw animal-intercourse investigation did not turn up a rural crime wave of bestiality, authorities say. State Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, however, plans to continue her push for a law barring such acts, worried the case revealed “an animal sex ring, a magnet for syndication of the sexual abuse of animals. People came from outside this state to engage in this activity because people knew they wouldn’t be arrested.”

Enumclaw Police and King County Sheriff’s investigators ultimately expended little time on the case after determining no felony laws were broken. There was no convincing evidence of animal cruelty, and bestiality is not a crime in Washington. Investigators concluded that only three men were present when a 45-year-old Seattle man was killed while having sex with a horse July 2 at one of two neighboring farms where such acts took place in southeast King County. And only one suspect, James Michael Tait, 54, has been charged with a crime, first-degree trespassing, a misdemeanor.

“The sheriff’s office did not find that any [felony] crimes had been committed,” says sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart. Thus, “we didn’t look too deeply into how many people had visited farm No. 1 [Tait’s property] or how big an operation it was.” Says Roach: “Right. What’s the purpose of investigating further if there’s no law against it? We’re one of eight states without one. Animals are left unprotected, and it is abuse of an animal to sexually assault it.” She suspects Internet chat has attracted out-of-state abusers, although all three men in the Enumclaw case were locals. “When you are dealing with the Internet,” Roach says, “you just have to assume it’s gone past state lines.”

Tait, a truck driver who lives near the Southeast 444th Street farm where the death occurred, pleaded not guilty and awaits trial in Burien District Court. The second farm’s owner was unaware the threesome had sneaked into his barn late at night, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Urquhart of the sheriff’s office says that “typically,” men were having sex with a horse on Tait’s property, “but on this particular night it is my understanding that horse wasn’t particularly receptive.”

The man who died during the incident suffered a perforated colon after being penetrated by the neighbor’s horse, investigators say. He also owned a horse of his own, according to the Humane Society, which says it is trying to find a foster home for the animal. “Bestiality,” says local Humane Society director Robert Reder in a statement, “is an unsettling and uncomfortable topic.” Nonetheless, “The people who engage in this behavior are victimizing animals.”

According to charging papers, Tait told a sheriff’s deputy that he and the two other men “came to know each other as a result of their common interest in having sex with horses and other animals.” Tait and the man who later died both had sex with the neighbor’s horse that night, according to the charging papers. The second man died while Tait was videotaping the encounter. The tape was later shown to the couple that owns the barn so they could confirm it was their horse, known as Big Dick. Enumclaw Police turned up as many as 100 VHS videos and DVDs. But with no applicable bestiality or animal abuse laws to enforce, authorities never viewed the tapes, Urquhart says.

Roach is still drafting the bill to criminalize sex with animals, which she plans to introduce at the legislative session that begins in January. Her e-mail and phone calls are running universally in support of a ban, she says. The bill, as a draft shows, may include felony provisions against videotaping the acts. Though she considered adding an Internet provision, she admits any such ban would be difficult to police-in part because the Internet is already teeming with animal-porn sites, such as Zoo Porn, which offers “zoo dating.” Her draft bill reads: “A person may not knowingly engage in any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal,” nor knowingly “organize, promote, conduct, advertise, aid, or abet, participate in as an observer, or perform any service in the furtherance of an act involving sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal for a commercial or recreational purpose.”

Still taboo, discussion of bestiality has been opened up by the freewheeling Internet, and other media as well. Recently, on the Alan Colmes Show on Fox Radio, the host asked radical antiabortionist Neal Horsley whether it was true he had sex with animals in the past. Horsley replied: “Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule.” If that surprises some people, he added, “Welcome to domestic life on the farm. You experiment with anything that moves when you are growing up sexually.”

Roach thinks animal abusers are often associated with child abuse, as well: “The studies people have sent me show how abusers develop by starting with something helpless, an animal; next is a child. These are patterns that develop.” But her final bill will have to be carefully written, she adds, to exclude some farm-sex acts. “For example, farmers, in a routine way, inseminate animals with sperm they buy from veterinarians,” the senator says. “That’s an act of [animal] husbandry-that’s different.

http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/5034/WA/US/

January 9, 2011

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Jefferson woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and 60 months of supervised probation after pleading guilty to charges of sexual assault of an animal and criminal mistreatment.

The Statesman Journal reports that Rachel Petterson and her now ex-husband, Sam Petterson, were arrested in April after police found home video of them sexually assaulting dogs.

Marion County Judge Mary James ordered Petterson on Thursday to undergo a sex offender evaluation.

Deputies found video of the woman and dogs while investigating sex abuse and child pornography allegations against her husband.

He was charged with child pornography and was sentenced last year to 43 years in prison
from http://www.katu.com/news/weird/113091114.html

An English man is awaiting sentencing for molesting horses over a 10-month period after he was caught in the act on CCTV cameras in a stable in Devon.

Police were able to catch the pervert at the stables after the cameras were installed in late 2009.

The owner of the yard in Clyst, St George had complained about repeated attacks on horses which led to the police stepping in to set up surveillance equipment.

Derek Woods, aged 26, of Alphington, pleaded guilty to bestiality and two counts of animal cruelty, after DNA showed he had been abusing horses between December 2009 and August last year.

The magistrates said their maximum sentencing powers, of six months’ imprisonment, were not sufficient to deal with the seriousness of the case.

Woods will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on 28 January.

http://www.joe.ie/news-politics/world-affairs/horse-sex-fiend-awaits-sentencing-for-bestiality-008434-1

Man, 23, jailed for having sex with a sheep

Dzodze, Nov 27, GNA – Yao Flah, 23, a kente weaver, is to go prison for 12 months for having sex with a female sheep and killing it afterwards.

He pleaded guilty to the charges of an unnatural carnal knowledge and cruelty to an animal at a District Court at Dzodze, which sentenced him to 12 months for each charge to run concurrently.

Police Inspector Emmanuel Ankrah at Tadzewu, prosecuting, said Flah lived at Akanu, near Tadzewu on the Dzodze-Akatsi road.

He said on November 23, the complainant, the owner of the sheep, returned home at around 1800 hours to find the tethered pregnant sheep missing.

Mr Ankrah said the complainant during a search found it (sheep) dead in a nearby bush with a patch of fluid around its genitalia.

He said following a hint, the complainant summoned Flah before the elders, where he admitted having had sex with the animal before piercing its throat with a knife.

Mr Ankrah said Flah was thereafter handed over to the police.

He told the court the convict was sometime ago arrested for defiling a juvenile but prosecution was stalled because of lack of interest by the complainant.

Flah prayed the court for leniency saying he was drunk but Mr Anthony Abebrese, Presiding Magistrate, said he was a deviant who should be put away for sometime to reform.
http://www.ghananewsagency.org/s_humaninterest/r_22969/