Warped Douglas Spink uncompromisingly promoted sex between humans and animals. During a raid on his farm, officers discovered, among other things, a Briton who had paid for sex with three dogs
When police officers searched Douglas Spink’s farm, they expected to find evidence of sodomy.
But the level of depravity and gritty detail was enough to make even the most hardened law enforcement officer sick.
The farm on the hill in Whatcom County, Washington, just a few miles from the Canadian border, was home to Spink and dozens of animals, including horses, dogs, and mice.
Officers confiscated the animals along with thousands of bestiality images.
A Brit, Stephen Clarke, was also arrested after apparently paying Spink to have sex with three dogs.
He was charged after a search of the property found video of the gruesome act.
However, one of the most terrifying discoveries, according to police, was that of mice with their tails cut off and their tiny bodies covered in petroleum jelly.
Officials quickly came to believe that Spink was running an illegal commercial bestiality farm.
Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo, who assisted federal agents in the sinister case, said, “This stuff is just really bizarre.
Carreen Maloney, a journalist who wrote the book Uniquely Dangerous about Spink and the zoophile community, has since disputed the description of the mice, claiming there is evidence that this was not true.
But what exactly had led the officers to Spink’s door?
An entrepreneur of sorts, Spink made money buying and selling small businesses in the 1990s. He was a well-known adrenaline junkie who loved climbing and cliff jumping.
At the time of the raid in 2010, he was offering encryption and privacy services.
He was also on probation for drug offenses. Spink was convicted of drug smuggling in 2005 after he was found with 371 pounds of cocaine while taking over the US-Canada border. The drugs were valued at $34 million.
After 10 years behind bars, Spink cooperated with an investigation into a major smuggling conspiracy and was jailed for just three years, with five years of federal probation on release.
Spink had a long history of breeding and training dogs and horses. On his farm in Whatcom County, he owned a champion show jumper named Capone.
He was also active on zoophilia and bestiality blogs and websites that garnered attention. He proclaimed himself a proud zoophile who encourages illegal sexual relations with animals, The London Free Press reported.
On his website he wrote: “Are we unconventional in our approach to stallion care? Absolutely.
“We don’t wall off our studs’ sexual energy as something dangerous or inappropriate, we channel that energy in positive, safe, and appropriate avenues.
“There’s a right time and place for it, and we’re working toward those kinds of skills rather than fighting unwinnable battles against ingrained instincts.”
Spink also spoke out for notorious zoophile James Tait, the Seattle Times reported.
Tait was the owner of an estate in Enumclaw, Washington State, where perverts would meet to have sex with farm animals. In 2005, he led a man to a neighboring property to film him having sex with a horse. The man later died of internal injuries.
Tait was convicted of trespassing and the shocking incident led to new animal cruelty laws in the state.
After the 2010 raid, Spink was sent back to prison for violating his parole condition for three years. His horses have been given new homes and his dogs have reportedly been adopted after spending some time at an animal shelter.
Meanwhile, Clarke, then 51 and originally from Peterborough, pleaded guilty to having sexual interactions with the dogs and was sentenced to 30 days in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 to the Whatcom Humane Society.