Petition Calls For Denmark To Ban Bestiality

    March 12, 2014
    Zach Walton
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The past two years have not been good for zoophiles in Europe. In 2013, Germany passed a bill banning bestiality and Sweden banned the practice earlier this year. Now animal rights activists have their sights set on Denmark – one of the last major European countries that still permits bestiality.

Animal rights activists have started a petition calling on Denmark to make bestiality illegal. They note that Denmark bans the “rape, torture and abuse of animals,” but says that the line between use and abuse is all too thin when it comes to the law. In other words, zoophiles can claim that their relations are strictly consensual thus deflecting any allegations of abuse.

The problem in Denmark goes beyond a few sheep lovers here and there though. Just like in Germany, there are “barnyard brothels” in Denmark where zoophiles are charged anywhere between $85 to $170 to have sex with animals. While you can technically make an argument that loving your dog a little too much is totally fine, it’s hard to see any merits to locking up animals purely for the sexual gratification of the highest bidder.

Denmark also has animal rights activists anger because it’s currently enforcing what they see as a double standard. The country recently passed a bill that bans the slaughter of animals unless it’s first stunned. The law has angered some religious groups that practice ritualistic slaughter. Despite their protests, Denmark moved forward with the bill saying “there has to be a balance between religious issues and animal rights.” While zoophilia is hardly a religious issue, people are beginning to question why Denmark will ban ritualistic slaughter but not the local barnyard brothel.

If Denmark does ban bestiality, it will be one of the last few holdouts to finally ban the practice. Outside of Denmark, only Finland, Italy and Hungary allow it in Europe.

[h/t: Digital Journal] Image via Thinkstock

  • Guest

    well ban the brothels then if thats the problem.

    • Magnus Petersson, Sweden

      This is all referring to an article written back in 2006 referring to a couple of farms far out in the redneck countryside who did that, dunno if they even exist anylonger

  • Concerned Joe

    I hope some day we can ban all exploitatin of all animls for all purpses such as for horse racing dog shows, etc. It is not int he animals best interest to have this.

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  • rian

    ok yes I am for banning bestiality but come on don’t ban zoophilia.
    Check out the page called “Make zoophilia legal” on Facebook.