BESTIALITY AND ZOOPHILIA
Warning: This article contains graphic sexual abuse and content. Parental discretion is advised.
By Synthia Esther
Zoophilia is a paraphilia that links sexual attraction by a human to an animal. Person's who have this "animal-attraction paraphilia" are called zoophiles. Paraphilia is defined as a complex psychiatric disorder which involves deviant sexual behavior usually not considered sexually arousing to others. The term was first used by sexologist Friedrich Salomon Krauss and first used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders (DSM), in 1980. Paraphilias can often fall into three catorgies: Using Inanimate objects, suffering and humiliation, and sex with unwilling partners. In recent years with the advent of the Internet, horrific "Crush" videos, torture of innocent animals by means of trampling, stomping to death ( usually shown done by a female in high heels), and/or crushing has made it's appearance within the bestiality circle of abuse and crime. All in the name of sexual exploration and excitement.
According to statistics, paraphilias are more common among males than among females, some sources quote a 20 to 1 of male to female ratio. Psychoanalysts theorize paraphilia is repeating or reverting to a sexual habit that arose early in life or is an expression of hostility in which bazaar/deviant sexual behavior is a means of obtaining revenge for a childhood trauma. Behaviorists suggest that paraphilias begin through a process of conditioning.
Some paraphilia cases show a pre-disposing factor such as difficulty establishing and maintaining personal relationships. Paraphiliacs may choose an occupation, or develop a hobby or volunteer work, that enables them to remain in contact with their desired sexual stimulation. An example of this scenario is the police officer or security guard that is employed off hours by a veterinarian. The officer than has sexual access to the animals that are boarded or being cared for. An older term Zooerasty, refers to objectified sex between a human and animal. Zoosadism refers to having a history of torturing animals. Zooerasty is now referred to as bestiality in mainstream twenty-first century society, which includes human and animal sexual activity.
SYNTHIA ESTHER'S PETS AND RESCUES
BIBLICAL REFERENCES TO BESTIALITY WITHIN THE BIBLE
Exodus 22:19 Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death.
Leviticus 18:23 Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
Leviticus 20:15 If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal.
BIBLICAL REFERENCE REGUARDING THE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS
Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
When God created Adam He had already created animals which He called good, and gave Adam the choice of naming them (Genesis 2:19). When Noah built the Ark, there was instruction from God for the provision and care of the animal kingdom to continue to survive. When Noah stepped out of the Ark after the flood waters had subsided the animals stepped out with him on dry ground. In the glorious future we will see the wolf live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together, and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the vipers nest. They will neither harm for destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea ( Isaiah 11:6-9).
We are told in Isaiah 65:25, The wolf and the lamb will feed together,.... in the new Heavens and New Earth. The Bible states all the animals are the Lords. Psalm 50:9-11 "I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, (10) for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. (11) I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine."
Animals are all part of God's loving, holy creation plan and we are instructed by God to care for their needs (Proverbs 12:10). Ultimately, we will be held accountable for what we did or didn't do concerning the treatment of God's creation of the animal kingdom. God did not intend for man or woman to use and abuse animals for their sexual gratification. The death penalty was required in the old Testament for such serious and deviant crimes against nature. Human with animal sexual activity is perverted and blatant sin. It shows complete disregard for God's divine creation of both humans and the animal kingdom. God refers to such activities as defiling yourself which is defined; "To pollute, make filthy or dirty." Our family pets are not the only ones in possible danger from such sexual predator crimes. Farming animals in rural communities across the world are some of the most frequently abused.
PORNOGRAPHY, BESTIALITY AND CHILDREN
With the advent of Internet pornography, the demand for deviant sexual material has continued to increase in popularity. Generated revenues of pornography with bestiality as its theme have become big business globally. Psychological studies have shown abused children often become abusive adults. Role modeled cruelty and aggression towards both human and our planets non-human animal kingdom leaves an imprint in the mind of a child.
THE MACDONALD TRIAD
THE MACDONALD TRIAD - WARNING SIGNS FOR THE TENDENCY TO KILL
The "MacDonald Triad," developed in 1963 by J. M. MacDonald in his article, "Threat to Kill", in the American Journal of Psychiatry, includes cruelty to animals as one of three major personality traits in children that are said to be warning signs for the tendency to become a serial killer. The other two factors within the MacDonald Triad are fire starting (just for fun and destruction), and bed wetting beyond an age deemed normal by medical professionals.
Parents passing personality and attitude traits onto their children is no surprise to God with Biblical warnings concerning generational blessings and curses (reference article, "Addiction Definitions And Hypothesis"). But it is also the consensus of belief among psychologists and criminologist that cruelty to animals can develop into violent behavior and cruelty towards humans. The FBI relates animal abuse and cruelty to be one of the predictors of violence and considers past animal abuse when profiling killers. The U.S. Department of Justice emphasizes the importance of including animal abuse when assessing youth who are at risk of committing interpersonal violence. Criminal animal abuse statistics are not only found among rapists, murderers and serial killers but also in regards to general criminal behavior such as theft and burglary.
A study in 1997 by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Northeastern University found that seventy percent of all animal abusers have committed at least one other criminal offense and that almost forty percent had committed violent crimes against people. They also found that over a twenty year period, a group of individuals who had abused animals as youths were five times more likely to commit violent crimes, four times more likely to commit property crimes and three times more likely to have drug or disorderly conduct offenses than a matched group of non animal abusers.
It is apparent in documented evidence that the sadistic killing patterns of animals by children are often used as an educational training ground of past experience by many notorious serial killers. A few examples of such violent "Antisocial Behavior" can be seen among sexual serial killers; Ted Bundy, *David Berkowitz (a.k.a."Son of Sam" use to start fires), Albert De Salvo, (also known to possibly be the "Boston Strangler"), and Jeffery Dahmer.
David Berkowitz accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior while incarcerated. He has a prison and writing ministry proclaiming the truth of God's word to all who will listen. David is now nick named "The Son Of Hope" by all who know him. I have communicated with David Berkowitz by way of letter on several occasions with questions concerning my research. He does not profit from any of his books, videos or written material and his only desire is to give testimony of God's saving grace. If you would like to read David's testimony and journal his website can be found at: www.AriseandShine.org
SEX ADDICTS WHO HAVE TORTURED AND MUTILATED ANIMALS
I cite a few example accounts of abuse, torture and mutilation of our God given non-human companions. Nellie, a female black cat was autopsied showing evidence of having been sodomized, with both her back legs and her neck having been broken. She had massive abdominal injuries. Innocent Nellie was found with her rectum stretched to 1.5 inches in size. Nellie, is just one of many animals Barry Herbeck, 35, tortured and mutilated. Herbeck, a former carpet installer, would answer "Free to Good Home" ads, and take his son and daughter along to get the animals. He had a 20 year criminal history that included 1st degree sexual assault on his 6 year old step daughter. Herbeck was sentenced on July 6,1998, (offender # 109551), to twelve years, 2 years in prison for each of the six counts he had been charged with, the longest sentence for animal cruelty in the history of the United States. He claimed to have killed and tortured numerous cats and dogs while continuing to victimize and abuse his daughter by making her witness his violent cruelty and murder of the animals. Herbeck claimed by killing the cats it helped him cope with stress/anger he experienced from past abuse he was subjected to as a child. He claims he killed the animals to release pent up anger he suffered from being physically abused by his stepfather and sexually assaulted by a neighbor.
Then there is the case dated Aug. 2, 2005, of Daniel Smart, 32, who ran out of his Shreveport, La. home an International pornography distribution company that sent snuff and bestiality films all over the world, including Europe and Asia. Having profited more than $2 million dollars, half of his home was devoted to the production of DVDs and tapes. Another case occurred on Sept. 2002, concerning Anthony Goodridge, 34, of Ely, Cambridgeshire, EN (UK), who admitted possessing more than 300 indecent images of girls, some of whom were aged as young as four. The images included film of adults having sex with children. Two contained film classed as "sadism or bestiality". Goodridge, who worked for Cambridgeshire police for more than eight years, is the father of two sons, age six and fourteen.
The case concerning Christopher Pye, occurred in July 2004, Kamloops, BC (CA). Pye, was caught and convicted of trying to have sex with a friends dog. Pye admitted to police he did it because he had been wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing a child and wanted to do something bad if he was going to jail. Pye was arrested after two people reported seeing a man trying to have sex with a dog in a van. At least three times the witnesses saw Pye, with his jeans around his ankles, try to manipulate the yelping dog into position. Internet pornography was admitted by Pye to psychiatric experts involved in the case as being the contributing factor which lead him to act out and abuse the dog. If you feel these crimes are isolated cases I assure you they are not.
SYNTHIA'S PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH BESTIALITY
My personal experience dealing with bestiality came directly from my relationship with Ryan reference story, "Foolish Pleasure - The Love Story Of A Sex Addict, His Betrayal And Crime". After going through his 5th-step in a Christian 12 step program, which was an honest confession session with fellow member, Anthony, Ryan called me late that night and wanted to come over. It was obvious by the sound of his voice that he was crying. Shortly after Ryan arrived he sat on the floor and held my now deceased and beloved dog, "Pageant", who died some time later at the age of twelve of a heart attack. Pageant was a loving and regal Maltese who use to follow Ryan around and want to sit in his lap for hours. I knew after researching the 12-step process that the 5th step was emotionally draining but I was not prepared for the situation or the conversation that ensued.
The 5th step reads; Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. When Ryan cried while holding Pageant in his arms, being concerned I continued to probe for an answer to his distressed and unusual behavior. It was then that Ryan told me in - part, of Anthony's 5th step confession. Anthony had not only confessed to having been involved with bestiality, sexually acting out with a dog, but he also admitted to sexually abusing two young children in his family. Ryan had his own sexual addiction problems and could not handle the burden of Anthony's bestiality involvement.
To this day it troubles me that Ryan seemed more upset by the bestiality confession than by Anthony's sexual abuse of children. Late that night while still being emotionally and physically distressed from both his own confession and Anthony's confessions, Ryan broke down and needed another person to confide in. I was the only person besides God himself who knew first hand of Ryan's sexual addictions, his past and what he had been through (in part), emotionally as a child. I audibly prayed with Ryan that night who was still gently holding Pageant. I also prayed for Anthony and the two young children he sexually molested.
SEX ADDICTION AND ITS CRIMES ARE NOT A RESPECTER OF PERSONS
Ryan had questioned why God had allowed him to be partnered with Anthony for his all important 5th step in the 12 steps confession session. In Ryan's opinion he and Anthony had little in common. Ryan "appeared to be a model citizen," outwardly strong, educated and successful while Anthony was struggling to just get by and make ends meet. Sex addiction and its crimes are no respecter of persons. I looked at Ryan that night, now tears running down both our faces and stated, "I believe God allowed you to hear Anthony's 5th step confession to show you where you could be if your behavior and sexually acting out doesn't change. It was a divine warning and act of God in my opinion, displaying his mercy, grace and love" God gives us all such warnings.
The 5th step confession session between two addicts has a vow of secrecy concerning the confessions. Sin thrives on such secrets. Ephesians 4:11-12, "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (12) For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret." The sex addict needs the power of the Holy Spirit to help fight his "Goliath" of a demon and/or demonic oppressions. Fellow addicts are each in the same predicament, coming to battle without being spiritually equipped with the full armor of God. What they truly need is the faith and spiritual authority of mature anointed men and women of God to agree in prayer and fasting for deliverance power sent from heaven above. Addicts also need to be shown human compassion, mentor-ship, and accountability within the local church community, allowing God's grace, mercy and love to be self evident.
Addicts know other addicts will accept them for who they are, behavior deficits and all. However, they fear being found out by those who they believe will not accept them. It is the negative fear of abandonment and rejection that plagues their spirit, so they hide behind false persona's they believe people will accept. Meanwhile, bestiality, pedophilia and the crimes that follow such abuse continue to rise, as our world continues to grow in negative hostility, lustful sin and degradation.
Crush Video's are horrific, evil crimes of torture committed against the animal kingdom (reference story, "Eat The Dog Food"). A person, usually a female, dressed in sexy clothing and high heels will often cuddle, pet and show loving affection towards an animal, such as a kitten, then place them on the ground and torture them to death with the heal of her sexy shoes. This is done as a form of sexual gratification, and is often times followed by sexual indulgence, and/ or orgies. This same type of dark and demonic evil is seen in snuff pornography committed against human beings, usually a female, where they are tortured to death during acts of sex. Ephesians 5:11-12, "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (12) For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret."
The United States Law - 18 USC 48/Public Law, 106-152:\
Possession, creation, or selling of "Crush Videos" is a felony, regardless of where the videos were made and/or created.
FIGHTING A BATTLE OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS
It is a sinful epidemic that requires much prayer and fasting from God's anointed to fight a battle of global proportions. If you are struggling with bestiality and sex addiction and would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, please read the articles, "A Free Gift" and "My Sacred Journey Home." If you are a Christian, please pray a prayer of protection over our beloved children and the animal kingdom, and say a second prayer to God for the sexual predator to give his/her heart and life to Jesus Christ. James 5:16 ...The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
REPORT CRIME PERPETRATED AGAINST ANIMALS
All 50 States have legislation relating to animal abuse. Most States categorize it as a misdemeanor offense, and 30 States (as of 2006), also have institute felony-level statutes for certain forms of cruelty to animals. Report any and all animal abuse, regardless of the age of the perpetrator to: Police, Animal Control and Social Services. This is a protective precaution not only for the animal involved, but also children who may be in arms way of becoming victims of abuse and domestic cruelty. If possible document such crimes with photos, video taping and eye witness accounts, noting both time and date of your report.
WE BECOME THE VOICE FOR INNOCENT CHILDREN AND ANIMALS
Use your legal documentation in dated letters not only to the person you reported the crime to, but also their boss. If it is the police, take down the name of the person you gave your report to and ask at that time the name of the chief of police, in order to send him a formal letter and a copy of your report. Send copies of your efforts to your state officials (example: In the United States send copies to your state Governor). Again follow up with phone calls and additional letters outlining such crimes as they occurred and ask what progress has been made in the case. We become the voice for innocent children and animals who cannot speak. Become pro-active and support and petition for state and country bestiality laws that protect animals and prosecute such criminal crimes. As often in life, it is the positive efforts of a few that provide a better life for many!
PRO-ACTIVE ANIMAL ABUSE AND LEGAL WEBSITE LINKS
PET-ABUSE.COM - A non-profit organization based out of Del Mar, California that is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the animal cruelty/human violence connection. P.O.BOX 2995, Del Mar, CA 92014-5995 Phone (866) 240-1179, Fax: (775) 595-5430 Email: email@example.com Website: www.pet-abuse.com
PETA DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD!
"PETA SUPPORTS SEXUAL OBJECTIFICATION OF WOMEN"
PETA - People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals, www.peta.org
I do not agree with Peta's ad featuring Hugh Hefner's main girlfriend, Holly, nude on the cover of Peta's Magazine. Sexual objectification of women and/or animals is unjustifiable. Hopefully others will likewise voice their disapproval at such distasteful and questionable publicity and advertising campaigns. Holly is most often seen naked and barring it on the television show "The Girls Next Door," without even blinking a false eye lash. I doubt it took much persuasion or conviction for Holly to strip down for animal rights. Such hypocrisy against women in the name of animal rights makes me wonder the motives behind this organization. Thank God there are other animal rights organizations to lend support, that place humanities overall health and spiritual wellness as a top priority. This ministry being one of them!
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) - A national non-profit organization of attorneys, law students, professors, and other legal professionals who work to ensure enforcement of state and federal animal protection laws. Animal Cruelty Division; 919 SW Taylor Street, Fourth Floor, Portland, OR. 97205-2542, Phone: (503) 231-1602, Fax: (503) 231-1578 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Office; 127 Fourth Street, Petaluma, CA. 94952-3005
Phone: (707) 769-7771, Fax: (707) 769-0785
Email: email@example.com Website: www.aldf.org
American Humane Association (AHA) - National Resource Center on the Link Between Violence to People and Animals, 63 Inverness Drive East, Englewood, CO. 80112-5117
Phone; toll-free (866)-242-1877, Fax (303)792-5333
Web site: www.americanhumane.org
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)- First Strike Campaign was implemented by the HSUS in 1997 to increase public and professional awareness about the correlation between animal cruelty and human violence. First Strike offers investigative support, rewards, expert testimony, and information on the animal-human cruelty connection to law enforcement and prosecutors in high-profile animal cruelty cases. 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 452-1100, Fax: (301) 258-3081
Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) - A non-profit organization comprised of veterinarians committed to educating the public about welfare issues around veterinary medicine, factory farming, and animal testing. P.O.BOX 208, Davis, CA 95617-0208
Phone: (530) 759-8106 Fax: (530) 759-8116
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.avar.org
Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) - The "Beyond Violence: Human-Animal Connection" program provides resources to professionals that work with perpetrators and victims of animal abuse, such as police officers, child psychologists, animal control officers and teachers. The program includes workshops and comic books for teens. 227 Massachusetts Avenue NE, STE 100, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 546-1649, or (888) 772-9329
The Latham Foundation, This organization offers "Breaking the Cycles of Violence; A practical Guide" Established in1918, the Latham Foundation promotes respect for all life through education. The Foundation publishes a quarterly periodical, "THE LATHAM LETTER", and maintains a number of print and video resources related to animal abuse, child maltreatment, and humane education. Send a self adhesive, self-addressed mailing label to: Frank R. Ascione, PhD., Department of Psychology- Utah State University, 2810 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-2810
Phone: 435-797-1464 Fax: 435-797-1448
IFAW - http://www.ifaw.org "A Better World for Animals and People"
The International Institute for Animal Law
Dawn Watch- News and Reports, (very informative-current events making news)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) - Click on Animal Abuse-Human Violence Link
Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL)
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)
Animal Protection Institute (API)
Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)
Best Friends Animal Society http://network.bestfriends.org
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
The Petition Site.com - Start your own petition concerning your animal abuse case.
ARTICLES AND BOOKS
"Animal Abuse and Youth Violence" - Juvenile Justice Bulletin, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program. September, 2001, Frank R. Ascione, Phone: (800) 933-9637
"Another Weapon for Combating Family Violence, Prevention of Animal Abuse," Animal Law, Volume 4, 1998, Phone (503) 768-6798
Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence- Readings in Research and Application, Edited by Frank R. Ascione, The Humane Society of the United States, Randall Lockwood, and Utah State University. Purdue University Press, 1999. Phone: (800) 933-9637
Animal Abuse and Youth Violence
Juvenile Justice Bullet
RECOMMENDED ARTICLES BY FRANK R. ASCIONE:
- Defining Animal Abuse, Prevalence of Cruelty to Animals by Children and Adolescents, Limitations of Adult Reports on Children's Cruelty to Animals, Animal Abuse and Violent offending, Animal Abuse and Conduct Disorder, Motivations That May Underlie Animal Abuse By Children and Adolescents, Etiology of Animal Abuse, Policy Implications and Recommendations.
- ADDITIONAL READING BY SYNTHIA ESTHER CONCERNING BESTIALITY - "A Prostitute's Story", "Foolish Pleasure-The Love Story Of A Sex Addict, His Betrayal And Crime", "Dominance And Submission"
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