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Zoosadist Evidence was the name of a Telegram channel which contained images, video, and discussion of extreme violence to animals, and alleged that the members involved were specific individuals in the furry fandom.
In September 2018, a Twitter account by the name of "Zoodonym"/"Akela", tweeted a link to a Telegram channel with the statement, "No more covering for these people. THESE ARE NOT WHAT ZOOPHILES ARE." The channel, titled "Zoosadist Evidence", contained Telegram messages forwarded from other channels in which members of the furry fandom discussed what they called "hard zoo", or particularly violent bestiality, including necrophilia and animal snuff films. The channel also contained video and images, and multiple RAR files containing exported Telegram chat logs and further images and video.
When the chat logs were leaked, the leaker specifically notified multiple members of the fandom with high Twitter follower counts, including Patch O'Furr. Members of the furry fandom proceeded to search through the files, attempting to corroborate the evidence and identify/report the individuals involved.
After being posted, many of the accounts featured in the files deleted their Telegram accounts, which removed some of the information from the channel, and the Zoosadist Evidence channel was deleted several times. The contents of the RAR files were made available elsewhere and distributed online.
People specifically named by the leaker
On Twitter, "Akela" specifically named multiple members of the furry fandom as zoosadists. In order used by the account, these included:
- Kero The Wolf
- Sephius Rivendare
- Digivolve / "Tane"
- Corneil Grimond
- Techno Husky
In all cases, Akela linked only to the full Telegram channel, and not any specific evidence pointing to an individual person.
According to people who looked through the files, the video and images in the files included an individual penetrating the corpse of a deer; an individual penetrating a live, tied-up dog; and an animal tied over a log having the wide end of a baseball bat shoved into its anus and vagina until it begins to spasm. The chat logs also included individuals discussing bringing a dog sedated on marijuana or an over the counter drug to a convention for the purposes of bestiality; suggesting in order to fulfill a fetish that someone procure a snake from Craigslist in order to sexually penetrate it and then abandon it outside; and Kero the Wolf discussing his dog's fatal illness and his regret over sexually abusing the animal. In addition to these descriptions, the RAR files contained hundreds of others. Some of these files were normal and generic photos of different dogs, likely taken from the Internet.
Kero the Wolf claimed variably that his Telegram account, which requires two-factor authentication, had been hacked, and that the chat logs had been faked by an unknown person or group in order to frame him.
Identity of leaker
Zoodonym is ostensibly a zoophile also involved in the groups(s), who eventually believed that the group's actions went too far and decided to act as a whistleblower. However, others[who?] characterized Zoodonym differently, rumors that he had simply been found out himself and was trying to save himself somehow, or, in the case of those who believed the allegations false, someone who simply had a grudge against Kero the Wolf and wanted to smear him. The leaker did not report the allegations to law enforcement.
Most of the chat logs appeared to be from the account of someone whose display name was "Snake-Thing", an individual who in the logs encouraged others to engage in animal abuse, leading many to believe this was the identity of Zoodonym. Images posted by Snake-Thing lead to the Fur Affinity account of Nelizar, whose fursona is a snake-wolf hybrid. In the chats, Snake-Thing discussed living in the same area as Nelizar. In chat logs from 2015 between Snake-Thing and Sangie Nativus, Snake-Thing talks about a speedpaint by Fowlgon. In December of 2015, Fowlgon posted a speedpaint featuring Snake-Thing's fursona beside Sangie's fursona.
- Twitter thread by @Zoodonym] Dated September 16, 2018. Archived September 17, 2018.
- @KerotheWolf (September 16, 2018). "Guys.. I'm scared. My telegram was hacked. And I don't know what to do. What's happening?!". Archived from the original on September 21, 2018.