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This gets filed under the file “so weird I just had to share.” After an unsettling rise in animal sex tourism, Denmark is making a move to ban bestiality, according to the NY Daily News:
The country’s food and agriculture minister said he planned to amend its Animal Welfare Act next year to officially make it a crime to have sex with animals.
“I have decided that we should ban sex with animals,” Minister of Food and Agriculture Dan Jørgensen told a Danish newspaper, according to Britain’s The Independent.
Neighboring countries like Norway, Sweden and Germany have issued similar bans in the past few years.
Jørgensen said the move was out of concern for both helpless animals and Denmark’s reputation.
The country was prominently featured in a documentary by Brooklyn-based VICE Media earlier this year exploring the European sex trade.
“The most important is that in the vast majority of cases it is an attack against the animals,” he told the newspaper, Ekstra Bladet.
“And under all circumstances, any doubts about it should go to the animals’ benefit. They naturally cannot say no to going along with it,” he added.
A recent poll showed 76% of Danes supported the ban, The Independent said.
Two more things…why wasn’t this law before? And whats with the 24% who don’t agree with the law.
Shakespeare was right…things are rotten in the state of Denmark.