Preston Crown Court heard that when interviewed by police, Hush said he had filmed the children at the swimming pools because a voice in his head had told him his life was boring and that he should do something exciting. I never shared them with anyone else.” Despite Hush’s protest, judge Baker said: “These are moving images of children who were being subjected to sexual activity of a very serious kind.” The judge also banned Hush from entering any swimming pool in the UK for ten years.
Hush, who was supported in court by his family, interrupted judge Baker as he was being sentence to protest his innocence. Zoosadism is a term coined by Ernest Borneman referring to pleasure (sometimes sexual pleasure) derived from cruelty to animals.
"Although bestiality was often subsumed in terms such as sodomy or buggery, penetration was the essence - 'the defining act' - of the offence," the court said.
Thus, the court ruled by a 7–1 majority that bestiality required penetration.
"As of today, Canadian law gives animal abusers license to use animals for their own sexual gratification," executive director of Animal Justice Camille Labchuk told Animal Justice implored Parliament to pass the Modernizing Animal Protections Act.
This is just wrong by any standard by the worst kind of offenders.
“There is no hint in any of the parliamentary record that any substantive change to the elements of the offence of bestiality was intended,” the ruling reads.