Chastity Belts 'n Clonin'
A few days ago The Poodle and Dog Blog posted 'bout the birth of those cloned puppies.
I remember takin' one look at the—ah—person involved and decidin' the woman had to be more than a little weird. First, she cloned a pit bull. Second, it was a pit bull named Booger.
No surprise here that I was right. Accordin' to various news sources, Ms. McKinney was a serial abuser on a whole bunch of different levels.
From The London Times:
"Before her dog, Booger, was cloned, it was treated at a [Newland, North Carolina] veterinary clinic but Miss McKinney was so erratic as a client that she had been banned by at least two local vets. Police were also once called to treat her horse after a complaint of abuse but no charges were filed. A social worker, psychiatrist and others also mounted a “group intervention”. […]
"[Kevin] Frye said that Ms McKinney had not lived in [Avery County, North Carolina] since he became sheriff at the end of 2006. However, she had a record that included an arrest on July 14, 2004, for communicating threats and cruelty to animals."
The Australian has all the salacious details of her other kinds of abuse.
"The former [Miss Wyoming], who drew headlines after mortgaging her home to have her dead dog cloned, was outed by a British newspaper yesterday as the same woman who, 30 years ago, fled England after being charged in a bizarre sex crime case. […]
"…McKinney thrilled British tabloid readers in 1978 when she faced charges over kidnapping [6'4"] Mormon missionary, Kirk Anderson, whom she chained to a bed with mink handcuffs and forced to have sex. She famously said of her victim: "I loved him so much that I would ski naked down Mt Everest with a carnation up my nose if he asked me to."
"The pair had a brief affair when they were both studying drama in the US. A few years later, Ms McKinney, then 28, tracked Mr Anderson, 21, to Ewell in Surrey, where he had been posted as a missionary, and kidnapped him. After failing to persuade him to marry her and father her children, she donned see-through lingerie and forced him to have sex with her, reportedly resolutely overcoming his Mormon chastity belt. He finally escaped and Ms McKinney was arrested."
Chastity belt? A Mormon chastity belt? I don't know 'bout you, but the next time a pair of those button-down guys rings our doorbell I'm gonna' be thinkin' bolt cutters.
The London Times reported at the time that Ms. McKinney was released on bail after three months because of failing mental health. Geeze. What the hell was their first clue?
"She fled the country using a false passport. [In 1984] she was arrested near Salt Lake City Airport, where Kirk Anderson was working. In her car, police found rope and handcuffs.
"By the late 1990s, Joyce McKinney was back in her home state of North Carolina, dogged by ill health and often in a wheelchair, living on benefits in a remote holding with three ponies and a fiercely devoted pit bull called Hamburger for company. "I love those pit bulls," she explained. "They're such sympathetic animals."
There's so much that can be said 'bout that statement, but I think I'll leave it to your imagination…
posted by Harrison at 9:20 PM