Denmark Passes Law to Stem Animal Sex Tourism

Denmark has a bestiality problem.

In its attempt to curb animal sex tourism, Denmark has passed legislation that amends a previous bestiality law that allowed human on animal sex as long as the animal didn’t suffer; to which Barbie Latza Nadeau of The Daily Beast posed this question: “how would one know if an animal enjoyed human sex?”

“The current legislation does not protect the animals enough. It’s hard to prove that an animal suffers when a human has sexual intercourse with it, and that is why we must give the animal the benefit of the doubt”, wrote Farm Minister Dan Jorgensen in an opinion piece.

Denmark Passes Law to Stem Animal Sex TourismWhat we can say for certain, is that at least 17 percent of the animals admitted into Danish animal hospitals didn’t enjoy human sex.

How bad is the animal sex tourism problem?

“There are frequent reports of the occurrence of organized animal sex shows, clubs and animal brothels in Denmark”, said The Danish Ethical Council for Animals, an independent advisory board under the food and agriculture ministry.

Animal brothels? Really?

At least Denmark is trying to rectify the issue. Only 37 U.S states have laws prohibiting zoophilia, and most of those were passed between 1999 and 2012.

[Reuters]

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