A Case Study of Preferential Bestiality.

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Given the challenges of incorporating animals in the therapeutic process (Fine, 2000), evaluation of animal-facilitated therapy programs must move beyond anecdotal evidence. Katcher and Wilkins (2000) provide a model of such evaluation in a study of animal-facilitated therapy for children with attention disorders. The model should be expanded to programs for youth with CD (Gullone, 2003).

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This was a case of an illiterate adolescent male, from a low socioeconomic status and living arrangements near a rural diary farm. The physical and social access of the patient to larger community was minimal. Choice of bestiality in this case was deliberate, situational and preferential. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor which caused loss of insight in this specific incident of bestiality, which resulted in a serious outcome of death of a calf. This finding was in line of study which reported substance abuse as an associate factor in case of bestiality.()

An 18-year old unmarried, non-literate male of low socioeconomic status brought to the emergency department for medical examination with an alleged history of bestiality. The patient had 6 siblings and he was 3rd in birth order. The family lived in an unhygienic location where dairy farms are being operated. He had committed sexual intercourse with two calves and during the act one calf died. Human DNA was detected from the anal and vaginal swabs of calves in a forensic science laboratory which confirmed the allegation. The patient had not shown any feeling of guilt or remorse associated with the death of a calf and admited about the heterosexual practice which listed the case in the category of bestiality.


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Sexual abuse. Friedrich, Grambsch, Damon, Hewitt, Koverola, Lang, Wolfe, and Broughton (1992) compared a normative sample of 880 2-12 year olds with 276 2-12 year olds who had been sexual abused in the past 12 months. Based on a re-examination of data from this study, Friedrich (personal communication, April 1992) provided information on cruelty to animals derived from the non-perpetrating caregivers’ CBC reports on children. As shown in Figure 6,

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Physical abuse. Research specifically designed to assess the relation between animal abuse and child maltreatment is meager yet compelling in its implications. For example, a 1983 study by DeViney, Dickert, and Lockwood of 53 New Jersey families that met state criteria for substantiated child abuse and neglect and who had pets in their homes revealed that in 60% of these families, pets were also abused or neglected. Animal abuse was significantly higher (88%) in families where child physical abuse was present than in families where other forms of child maltreatment occurred (34%). One or both parents and their children were responsible for abusing the families’ pets.

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Although “bad seed” interpretations of youth violence have waxed and waned throughout history (Garbarino, 1999; Kellerman, 1999), it is clear that attention to the family, social, and community contexts of children’s lives is critical for understanding violent behavior. This holds true for the special case of animal abuse. As Widom (1989) demonstrated, a history of child abuse and neglect places individuals at risk for later delinquency, adult criminal offending, and violent criminal activity. Similarly, research with adults conducted by Whitfield, Anda, Dube, and Felitti (2003) and Dong, Anda, Dube, Giles, and Felitti (2003) and with adolescents by Luster, Small, and Lower (2002) confirm the association between various forms of child maltreatment and other adverse life experiences (e.g., intimate partner violence perpetration or victimization, binge drinking, depression). The deleterious effects on children of exposure to domestic violence have been examined by Kernic, Wolf, Holt, McKnight, Huebner, and Rivara (2003), McCloskey and Lichter (2003), and McFarlane, Groff, O’Brien, and Watson (2003)

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Lane (1997) noted that juvenile sex offending may include bestiality, sometimes combined with other violent behavior toward animal victims. Adolescent sexual offenders may also use threats of harm to pets as a way of gaining compliance from their human victims (Kaufman, Hilliker, and Daleiden, 1996). In the study, cited earlier (Ressler, et al., 1988), with sexual homicide perpetrators, 40% of the men who said they had been sexually abused in childhood or adolescence reported having sexual contact with animals. Itzin (1998) reported anecdotal evidence of bestiality being forced on children who were also sexually abused and involved in the production of child pornography.