Background[ edit ] Kenneth Pinyan had worked for Boeing for eight years. He had moved from Seattle to Oak Harbor, Washington.
In the early s, he found online a group of men, nicknamed "zoos", who began meeting at a farm in an unincorporated area in King County, Washington for communal weekends and filmed, and later posted online, each other receiving receptive anal sex with horses, along with sometimes having sex with each other afterwards.
In Charles Mudede of The Stranger wrote that the men had a sexual fixation on large penises "that may have had nothing to do with horses. Pinyan was found dead in the emergency room , aged The man who brought Pinyan into the hospital had disappeared by the time hospital staff came to contact him.
It was only after Pinyan died, when law enforcement looked for one way to punish his associates, that the legality of bestiality in Washington State became an issue [ As there was no law against humanely having sex with one horse, the prosecutors could only charge Tait with trespassing.
Earlier news reports stated that the authorities had used surveillance camera footage to track down Pinyan's companion. Using the contacts, the authorities found the farm where the incident occurred. The police tracked down the rural Enumclaw -area farm, which was known in zoophile Internet chat rooms as a destination for people who want to have sex with livestock, and seized hundreds of hours of videotapes of men engaging in receptive anal sex with horses.
One of the videotapes featured Kenneth Pinyan shortly before he died on July 2. The third man was not charged since he was not visible in the videos seized by investigators. Judge Christie ordered Tait to never visit the farm again. Mudede wrote "It was an almost comically easy law to pass. Mudede wrote that reading RCW In , ten years after the incident, Mudede wrote that Enumclaw residents were unwilling to acknowledge the incident.
The video was nicked named "Mr. Hands" or "2 Guys 1 Horse" and became one of the first viral reaction videos. Hands on corporate social media.