Zoosadism is a term coined by Ernest Borneman referring to pleasure
(sometimes sexual pleasure) derived from cruelty to animals. Zoosadism
is part of the Macdonald triad, a set of three behaviors that are a
precursor to sociopathic behavior – so next time you see a kid being
cruel to an animal, remember that he is a potential future serial
killer! In general, the link between sadistic sexual acts with animals
and sadistic practices with humans or lust murders has been heavily
researched. Some murderers tortured animals in their childhood, with
some of them also practicing bestiality. One study found that 36% of
sexual murderers described themselves as having abused animals during
childhood, with 46% of them reporting that they had abused animals
during adolescence, and that eight of their sample of thirty-six sexual
murderers showed an interest in zoosexual acts.
VANCOUVER — B.C.’s highest court has refused to alter a long list of
strict probation conditions imposed on a 23-year-old Prince George woman
convicted of killing animals. Sentenced in November 2012 to two months incarceration atop seven
months pre-trial custody and three years of supervision, Kayla Bourque
had appealed the 46 court-ordered terms of her release. She said they were “irrelevant, unnecessary, vague, unreasonable, and do not fulfil a valid purpose under the Criminal Code.”
Bourque added that the terms prevented her from reintegrating with
society, kept her completely away from anyone not connected with the
justice system, and blocked her from working, going to school or even
volunteering. But a three-justice Court of Appeal panel unanimously ruled Wednesday
that all but two of the terms were unambiguous and necessary. “It is clear from the medical reports and the pre-sentence report
that Ms. Bourque needs highly intensive supervision and treatment,”
wrote Justice Elizabeth Bennett with the support of Chief Justice Robert
Bauman and Justice Ed Chiasson. “Ms. Bourque is young and clearly dangerous.” Justice Bennett clarified the terms that prohibit Bourque from
wearing a disguise, balaclava or mask and the condition that allows
probation officers or police to enter her residence to ensure she does
not have any animals or birds.
The justice ministry took the unusual step in January of issuing a
public warning when the woman described as a psychopath was released
from jail with plans to live in Vancouver. She has been convicted of killing two animals, causing unnecessary
pain and suffering or injury to animals, and possessing a weapon for a
Among other constraints, she has a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.,
isn’t allowed to access social networking sites, is forbidden from
possessing weapons, including knives or other bladed instruments (except
to prepare food), and must stay away from people under age 18.
Simon Fraser University last year reported her to police after
another student told a teaching assistant that Bourque mentioned some of
her crimes and expressed violent fantasies.
The petite, 130-pound woman was studying criminology and psychology.
“She said she was studying forensics so she could learn how to ‘get
away with things in the future’,” Justice Bennett noted in defending the
She said she had been on chat rooms involving serial killers … She
told a student that she liked to take the bus downtown at 3 a.m.,
looking for a homeless person to kill, and that she always carried her
‘tools’ with her (including her knife), in case the opportunity arose …
She is an ‘affectionless psychopath,’ meaning she is unable to show
affection or concern for others.”
Bourque was described as “meeting the criteria of sexual sadism,
hematolagnia (drinking blood), zoosadism (inflicting pain and suffering
on animals), and anti-social personality disorder.” She is currently living in a residential setting that has 24-hour
supervision, and is permitted to leave with an adult supervisor. “Ms. Bourque has a history of killing and torturing animals,” Justice Bennett concluded.
She takes pleasure from this conduct, and has no insight into the
harm and suffering she causes these creatures. Her condition is
lifelong, and is not situational … Ms. Bourque has lost the privilege of
having the companionship of animals by betraying their trust in her.
Samantha Golt Woman Has Sex With Dog, Boyfriend Photographs
Samantha L. Golt, 24, and James P. Crow, 25,were each charged with one count of felony bestiality and one count of felony second-degree conspiracy. According to Golt’s Facebook page she is the owner of three dogs, including pit bulls and pit bull mixes. She is also the mother of a 4-year-old girl.
Police say the sexual acts occurred in the woman’s home and that her boyfriend was also arrested for taking photos. The investigation began last month when troopers received a “canine abuse tip” from a concerned neighbour on Dec. 28, Delaware State Police Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier told The Huffington Post via email. Authorities believe the offence occurred in Golt’sWilford, Del. home sometime between August 31, 2012 and December 29, 2012. Police confirmed Golt’s identity when Crow’s photographs were removed from the home as evidence and compared to her driver’s license photo.
On Wednesday, state police issued the couple an order to have no contact with any animal, Delaware State News reported. Authorities contacted the Kent County SPCA when the investigation began. Golt and Crow were released after posting $12,000 bail apiece. According to NBC10 Philadelphia, Golt refused to comment when contacted Friday morning. Golt allegedly hung up on a reporter when contacted at her home early
Friday morning. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for today in the
Kent County Court of Common Pleas inDover.