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Concern over Swedish horse sex attacks

TT/The Local · 25 Oct 2010, 11:30

Published: 25 Oct 2010 11:30 GMT+02:00

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“Historically, there are about 20 per year. But this year the number of reports is already between 40 and 50,” Johan Beck-Friis of the Swedish Veterinary Association (Sveriges veterinärförbund – SVF) told the local Södermanlands Nyheter newspaper.

Last week a 20-year-old pregnant mare had been cut deep inside her vagina at a pasture at the Torps säteri estate outside of Nyköping in eastern Sweden.

The owner, Jenny Karlsson, discovered last Thursday that the horse had been injured, but thought she had injured herself.

But on Saturday Karlsson saw blood running down the mare’s hind leg and only then realised where the horse had been injured.

“This is so awful, I can’t understand why someone would do something like this. It’s so sick,” she told the newspaper.

Police have no suspects in the attack.

“We plan to interview several different people and are working actively with the case,” police spokesperson Jocke Andersson told the newspaper.

According to Beck-Friis, people can be driven to carry out such detestable acts by either aggression or sexual motives.

“The exercise of total power gives this sort of deranged person a kick,” he said.

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According to British research, perpetrators of such attacks on horses are usually men who have a certain degree of familiarity with the animals.

However, there are no specific traits when it comes to age, social position, or education, which are associated with animal abusers.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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11:58 October 25, 2010 by Localer
sex with the horse ??? disgusting !!!
12:11 October 25, 2010 by cowboykodp
There are many SICK people out there.
12:13 October 25, 2010 by EtoileBrilliant
A little off topic but last summer I read "Arthur & George" by Julian Barnes. It is a fictionalisation of real life events when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's attempt to help a Indian Lawyer called George who lives in the Midlands who was accused of mutilating horses and cows in the Birmingham area.

Apart from being a fascinating read I can't remember when I read such beautiful prose from any English language author.
12:14 October 25, 2010 by JulieLou40
How disgusting.
12:43 October 25, 2010 by Snoopy!
Disgusting it is ! & if it wasn't for someone else´s horse there would be no problem in the eyes of the Swedish law , the mind boggles.
12:46 October 25, 2010 by Plowbridge
Neigh means neigh.
12:48 October 25, 2010 by Bringer
What. The. Fluck. That is beyond disgusting, not to mention supremely disturbing.
12:55 October 25, 2010 by Rishonim
And the worse thing is there are no laws criminalising these acts. Take a walk down and up yonder in them strange lands of skåne , Dalarna and you will encounter a whole heaps of deliverance looking inbreeding folks.
13:24 October 25, 2010 by Bringer
Rishonim, your comments makes no sense. You are positing that inbreeding causes people to think that the cutting of a horses vagina is fun? How about people are sick just to be sick?
13:29 October 25, 2010 by Streja
Snoopy, what on earth are you on about? Did you read the article? The horses are CUT so it's animal cruelty.
13:46 October 25, 2010 by Rishonim
@Bringer, What the article failed to mention is that those sick people are having having sex with the horses before slicing them up.
13:48 October 25, 2010 by Snoopy!
Streja i did read the article & yes it does say state quote "had been cut deep inside her vagina" it further states quote "According to Beck-Friis, people can be driven to carry out such detestable acts by either aggression or( sexual motives)

so my question & statement remains as such

A) how was it cut ?

B) If this horse was owned by a perpetrator that performed their own sick acts on it for sexual pleasure , would the law act ?

are the police only acting on this because the horse was cut? or are the acting on it due to the zoophilia the poor horse suffered ....

Streja so are you condoning if the horse was not cut , that its perfectly ok to have some farmyard shenanigans !?
14:09 October 25, 2010 by byke
I worked in the UK as a nighttime security guard on a horse stables in the middle of nowhere sitting in a caravan with nothing more than a truncheon and a TV that didnt work for 1 week .... while there was a groups of pervert going round fking horses and basically slashing them up ....... I literally shat myself every night for a week .... before I bottled it and left. This was the time before mobile phones were common and there was no land line .......

Sick f.ckers
14:48 October 25, 2010 by The.Local.Troll
@Snoopy.... why would you possibly want to know how to cut a horses vagina????
14:57 October 25, 2010 by unforgiven
OMG! what the heck is this? that person must be reallllyyy sick to do such stuff....
15:03 October 25, 2010 by Streja
Snoopy, you're sick if you read that into my comment. Nice save by the way, not.

A) Inside.

B) Whether or not the perp owns or does not own the horse/animal does not matter. Animal cruelty has nothing to do with ownership, in the law.

Maybe you need to study the law before making wild accusations and ascertions.
15:10 October 25, 2010 by Ahmed Mosallam
Maybe the "rapist" does not know the difference between whores and hores!
15:21 October 25, 2010 by Swedesmith
It gives the person a kick, eh? Too bad the horse didn't put a well-placed kick between the sicko's legs. That would solve the problem.
15:49 October 25, 2010 by jack sprat
It beggers belief,

...or should I say buggers belief ?
16:07 October 25, 2010 by anglesaxon
if caught, and convicted they should be hung by the neck until dead,and that would not be as severe as most people would wish.
16:16 October 25, 2010 by Ugly Indian
i fink these peoples put behind bars harmful to mankind and animals aswell
17:34 October 25, 2010 by SilverBattleAxe
The number of these sexual mutilations has increased from 20 last year to over 40-50 this year. These types of acts are very disturbing. But to see the number of occurances on the increase is REALLY disturbing.
18:14 October 25, 2010 by bob3000
Where there is common sense and a set of culturally accepted patterns of behaviour, it is not necessary to create legislature.

Sweden has always been better for having a common set of principles and accepted customs and practises.

The lack of legislature is not in itself an act of condoning this behaviour.

Common sense and being a mentally healthy and well adjusted person would be enough to tell anyone that this is wrong and unacceptable behaviour.

Aside from the cruelty to the animal and the criminal damage - this person [man or woman] is mentally ill and needs psychiatric help; whether voluntarily or in a court prescribed secure environment.
19:49 October 25, 2010 by pantheratigris
They should put such people to share the cell with the malmo shooter when they get caught... :D
21:18 October 25, 2010 by Jarvilainennen
So were these cut ones with a very good pedigree?

Did they/ their decendants bring good money to their owners?

However sick this is, I´m starting to wonder if these horses will be able to deliver birth anymore, and how probable is it they must be put to death?

just a thought-line.
22:02 October 25, 2010 by wxman
This is so disgustingly sick! Can you imagine if it was legal to do the same thing to humans? Oh, wait...
00:24 October 26, 2010 by Marc the Texan
This is akin to the cattle mutilation phenomenon. Most of you are probably unaware that horses and other animals are mutilated as well. This is somewhat different since the horses are left alive. There are usually 20 per year and 40-50 this year. When was the last time anyone was ever caught doing this? This is the work of aliens who are a constant presence in our skies.
02:14 October 26, 2010 by Da Goat
I am not a horse person however whatever is happening here is just plain wrong and whatever is found to be doing this should be cut off !

The normal thing of 20 per year is still sick let alone doubling it! This is just plain sick (and no they don't need help they need the chop!)
02:20 October 26, 2010 by Sam1
These animals cannot go and speak and complain to polis unfortunately, this is extremely disgusting.

I don't believe some one educated from a country with educated PEOPLE!!! ;-)

does something like that...

Well if he was some desert chimp beast or jungel boy he would molest animals but not hurt them...What kind of creature or shmuck is that??

Police should take record of all horses and have some vet incharge of their condition every now and then..We will get into animal brain in future and read their past experience!!! sounds funny but it will happen ...Human thought will be read on a basic level then soon on a deeper level...But never in detail like a movie.

But enough to know who is thinking something mean or not by frequencies.
04:00 October 26, 2010 by Jarvilainennen
I´m guessing horses are quite used to being touched there as their health is being checked many times by a hand stuck in there, but how does one avoid getting killed in the procedure of making this cut? Is some sprayable anestethic used?

Call me sicko for trying to figure out details...

Obviously the animals never make enough racket to alarm anyone, that´s my point.

Satan-worshippers, or someone wanting it to appear so?

However, the rudden rise of these cases happen conveniently at a time of political turmoil... There´s shootings at southern Sweden and the perpetrator(s) seem quite good at evading capture.

Was there a rise on this behaviour at the time of the previous shooter back in 90´s?
07:20 October 26, 2010 by The.Local.Troll

"Was there a rise on this behaviour at the time of the previous shooter back in 90´s? "

Are you in an episode of CSI or something??
08:22 October 26, 2010 by Jarvilainennen

Naah, just a bit too much into "Real stories of the police-force."

It just seems that whenever there´s lunatics around and a lot of general unease, other half-brains get affected.

I mean, who knows if some sort of "cult" looks at the recent stuff as their "cue?"

Maybe just a bunch of half-wit kids or genuine half-wit radical accidents waiting to happen.

It does seem strange that at all of a sudden, more than double of these mutilations, doesn´t it?

I´m just throwing guesses around :)

Who´s to say the bovines slaughtered in America aren´t just a hick-town youth playing sick games with their knives and ouija-boards and going slightly mad?
09:26 October 26, 2010 by NickM
This is deranged. Poor horses.
10:05 October 26, 2010 by SarahRF
Neigh means neigh!
19:02 October 26, 2010 by aussie elf
I've seen the swedish women, and even married one, they are the most beautiful women in the world (apart from my mother in-law) so why would anyone want to do it with a horse!!

Just a thought!! if this kind of incident has increased over the past 10 months (cutting the horse) then how many incidents are there that don't esculate to cutting a horse????
21:26 October 26, 2010 by maxbrando
Swedish women LOVE horse sex. Compared to the tiny-dicked men thay have
00:43 October 27, 2010 by ngecenk
with this all cute ladies in sweden... horse... really?
13:53 October 27, 2010 by Rebel
All of Darwin's children were inbreds and I don't think any wound up playing the banjo and attacking men who were on boating trips.
17:29 October 27, 2010 by jbickley1278
Our world is paralyzed by fear. Every day you turn on the news and see evidence of our impending doom. Pretty depressing stuff! Fortunately, there's good news! There is hope. See for yourself, visit: Story4.Us/2050.
02:54 October 30, 2010 by australian_frances
I don't see anything in the article actually stating that anyone had sex with these horses. I'm inclined to consider Jarvilainennen's perspective.

I think using a headline like this to lure people in is utterly trashy. Why not focus on the animal cruelty issue instead of sex (sex organs as is the case).
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