A number of studies on people who kill animals

The Vancouver Sun newspaper published an article today titled Convicted animal killer Kayla Bourque granted unescorted day passes, which got me thinking about what type of person deliberately kills an animal.

A Michigan University study in 2008 (a) titled Cruelty to Animals and Violence Towards People found: “Cruelty to animals and violence towards people have something in common: both types of victims are living beings, feel pain, experience distress, and may die from their injuries. [1] Until recently, however, violence towards animals had been considered to be unrelated to violence towards children and the elderly, and other forms of domestic violence. [2] A correlation has now been established between animal abuse, family violence, and other forms of community violence. [3] A growing body of research indicates that people who commit acts of cruelty towards animals rarely stop there. [4] Murderers and people who abuse their spouse or children had frequently harmed animals in the past. [5] People who abuse animals may also be dangerous to people. [6]  “

A Pyschology Today article in September, 2013, titled Animal Cruelty and the Sadism of Everyday Life (b) found “… that a statistical analysis revealed that sadism was a bigger factor in predicting animal cruelty.”

A 2010 article on PETA (c) titled Only Sociopaths Intentionally Hurt Animals: A Professional View stated “An individual who is able to engage in cruelty to animals appears to have no conscience and thus no remorse for his or her behavior. The act of cruelty to animals results from an apparent need for power and control, and this need is accompanied by a lack of empathy. Animals are targeted, especially helpless and defenseless ones, because the perpetrator does not recognize or care that they have feelings and can experience not just physical pain but also emotional pain.”

An article (d) in HG law web site titled Animal Abuse is a Predictor of other Crimes, Including Domestic Abuse, Murder, Rape & More had this to say; “Animal abuse is like a crystal ball into the future of the abusers. Many people realize that animal abusers are likely to commit a host of other offenses, including murder, rape, and robbery, and a plethora of studies backs this up. Still, animal laws in most states, including New York, treat animals as chattel and animal abuse and neglect as mostly misdemeanor charges at most.

As readers of my blog know, my now ex-wife Liz Summerfield killed my dog during the divorce she initiated. She killed my young rottweiler-german shepard cross during the weeks and weeks she repeatedly refused to comply with multiple court orders to turn over her bank statements showing what she had done with the not so trivial amount of money she removed from our joint account before filing for divorce.

I’m not suggesting Liz is going to go out and murder anyone or do anything like that mentioned in the articles listed to anyone or any child or dog she comes across while teaching or instructing children in the lower mainland of BC or wherever, for I’m not qualified to formulate such a consideration, but I believe I’m beginning to get a glimpse as to the type of people who kill animals.

(a) https://www.animallaw.info/article/link-cruelty-animals-and-violence-towards-people

(b) https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animals-and-us/201309/animal-cruelty-and-the-sadism-everyday-life

(c) http://prime.peta.org/2010/04/only-sociopaths-intentionally-hurt-animals-a-professional-view

(d) http://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=8011

(e) Final Decree, Dead Dog Divorce is my ebook based in parts upon my divorce. You can find it at most online ebook retailers.

Woman murders dog during divorce

a lantern affair hat by liz

A British Columbia woman who teaches arts and crafts, puppetry, heritage hat making and other classes to children in Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Vancouver, Whistler and other areas took an innocent family pet to a local vet and had it killed during a lengthy divorce.

The Rottweiler/German Shepard cross was killed during the time of the divorce proceedings when the woman refused to comply with multiple court orders to turn over financial records of the large amount of money she had removed from their joint account prior to filing for divorce..

The dog was just a few years old, hardly more than a youngster, and was adopted from a local dog pound by the now ex-husband. The woman, Liz Summerfield, had removed his dog from the family home and refused to disclose where she had taken the animal.

The actions of a woman who takes an innocent animal and hides it from its owner then lies and has it killed say something about the person.

As does the fact during the weeks of extensive questioning about the money she had removed prior to filing for divorce, Liz Summerfield refused to comply with multiple court orders to disclose what she had done with the vast amount of money missing.

Lying, refusing to comply with court orders, psychological abuse of not disclosing whereabouts of dog she stole,  these all help paint a picture of the dog killer.

Liz Summerfield took the family dog from where she had hidden it to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital and lied to the staff about the dog biting a post office person, saying she had been ordered by the post office to have the dog put down.

The post office never filed a complaint against the family pet, the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital never checked with the post office to see if there was such an order, and the Hospital never checked with the registered owner of the family pet, the husband, who had been taking his dog to that Hospital since adopting him.

Liz Summerfield simply lied in order to have a family pet killed.

Liz teaches children in the lower mainland of BC. Parents should be aware of who is teaching their children.

Special place in hell for those who harm children and animals

Who taught children at Lynn Valley – Sea to Sky Heritage Fair? Parents should know.

Special place in hell for those who harm children and animals

Parents with young children should know who is teaching their children at local festivals, art classes, or other public events. But does a parent really know who their children are meeting?

For that matter, how much research on instructors do festival organizers, art class organizers, or other public bodies do before entrusting children to the people they’ve hired?

I believe parents have the right to know who is teaching their child or children, and believe parents should be clearly told by organizers who the instructors are. Far too many times I’ve seen events listed without the name of the instructor.

It would be best for all concerned if public event organizers advertised the names of instructors or participants at public events so parents know with whom their children are coming into contact.

For example, on May 10, 2013, the Lynn Valley Main Library and Village the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair was held. One of the events was Heritage Hat making. No name was given.

The person conducting the Heritage Hat making may be good at what he/she does, but what does a parent know about that person?  How does a parent find out who is teaching their child or children if no names are given?

Would a parent feel any different about their child/children being taught Heritage Hat making if the person doing the instruction was a known dog-killer and liar?

Would a parent feel any different about the person teaching their child/children if a parent knew a letter to the BCSCPA warned them of a dog-killer who lied to veterinarian in order to have a family pet put down?

Perhaps such knowledge wouldn’t make a difference to a parent. Perhaps such knowledge wouldn’t make a difference to an event organized by a public body for something like the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair.

Maybe this year the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair organizers didn’t hire a known dog-killer and liar named Liz Summerfield, who also teaches puppetry, puppet making, papier mache, and other arts related crafts around BC, for this Heritage Hat making session. But how would a parent know if an organization doesn’t advertise who the instructors are?

The Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair hired Liz in 2012, so perhaps they hired her again. Who knows?

I urge all parents to contact event organizers and ask them who is teaching their children if the instructors name is not known. I also urge parents to google an instructors name before allowing your children to attend public events.

It is only with full disclosure, of instructors or participants, by the organizers of an event that a parent can make a decision as to who to entrust their child or children.

Is Place des Arts in Coquitlam shielding dog killer from parents?

Place des Arts is once again hosting the annual highlight A Lantern Affair, but this year Place des Arts doesn’t say if the person holding the workshop event is known dog killer Liz Summerfield.

In fact the PDA doesn’t mention any artist at all in any of the ads this year, which is strange as they had included the name in their ads until suggestions were made that lower mainland parents should check who is teaching their children by searching the Internet.

In 2010 Place des Arts included the name of the person hosting the workshop: Celebrate all things small in two all-ages, drop-in style workshops, and get ready for Light up the Square: A Lantern Affair (which is coming up on December 4) by making your very own lantern with Liz Summerfield.

In 2011 Place Maillardville included the name of the person hosting the workshop:

Place Maillardville hosts a free lantern workshop, from 1 to 3 p.m., with guest artist Liz Summerfield. The lanterns will be used in a ceremony, Light up the Square – a Lantern Affair.

But this year Place des Arts doesn’t mention who the instructor is for the Lantern workshop. Maybe it is Liz Summerfield, maybe it is not.

If Liz is teaching children again at Place des Arts then why is PDA afraid to announce her name? If she is not teaching, then why not include the name of the person? These events are planned long in advance, so the name of an instructor would be well known by the time of publication.

Parents should be wary when the names of instructors are withheld from public advertisements.

Liz may be welcomed by various community centers, festivals and art camps to teach children, and parents may well want her to teach their children, moreover, even readers of this post may see nothing wrong with a woman who lies and kills an innocent animal teaching their children. I just feel that, as a public service to parents, they have the right to know something about the people who are teaching their children and I suggest parents Google the names of those teaching or instructing their children as a precaution.

Here is the link to the letter my lawyer wrote after she checked the facts about Liz Summerfield killing my dog and Liz’s lying.