German Zoophiles Outraged Over Plan To Prohibit Sex With Animals

Is bestiality the world’s strangest civil rights issue? Der Spiegel reports:

The German government plans to ban zoophilia — sex with animals — as part of an amendment to the country’s animal protection law, but faces a backlash from the country’s zoophile community, estimated to number over 100,000. They say there’s nothing wrong with consensual sex and that the true violations of animal rights are taking place in the farming industry.

Zoophilia was legalized in Germany in 1969 and animal protection groups have been lobbying for a ban in a campaign that has been fuelled by heated debate in Internet forums in recent years. In the future, having sex with an animal could be punished with a fine of up to €25,000 ($32,400).

“We will take legal action against this,” Michael Kiok, chairman of zoophile pressure group ZETA (Zoophile Engagement for Tolerance and Information), told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “We see animals as partners and not as a means of gratification. We don’t force them to do anything.” He said sex with pets wasn’t demeaning to the animals, and that they make it evident if they’re not interested.

14 Comments on "German Zoophiles Outraged Over Plan To Prohibit Sex With Animals"

  1. Your friend, Virginia Cassidy | Dec 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm |

    ‘Still Legal in Denmark
    Sex with animals has been banned in a number of European countries including France, Switzerland and even the liberal Netherlands. Sweden is preparing a ban too, said Kiok. “But it’s still legal in Denmark.”‘
    And aparently Sweden, too, for the time being.’
    WTF is the matter with you people?!!!

    • If you have a problem with bans on bestiality, you probably should inform the Parliaments of the EU nations that are banning it, not us.

      The discussion here is us entertaining ourselves at the expense of all the involved parties.

  2. Earthstar | Dec 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm |

    Derp.
    What’s that Fido?
    Woof.
    You want a rim job?
    Woof!!

  3. Wish my dog would take my lack of consent into consideration when he tries to hump my leg.

  4. Hadrian999 | Dec 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm |

    butcher ’em, skin ’em, lock ’em in tiny cages, but don’t fuck ’em that’s just mean

  5. “I so worry about the morals of foolish young sheep.” David Eddings (one of the books in his Elenium series)

    Personally, I think bestiality is one of the stupidest areas of private conduct (well, we can hope it stays private) for the state to attempt to regulate. Is there any reason other than religious prohibition for this to be a matter of law?

    Not to say bestiality is necessarily a good idea, as a “Mr. Hands” (google, NSFW) could tell us if he’d survived his date with a horse. But zoophiles are good for a laugh, no matter what neigh-sayers tell us.

  6. Apathesis | Dec 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm |

    The Jewish and Muslim communities in Germany recently fought to get their “right” to circumcise their male children back after a court had ruled the unnecessary medical procedure violated a child’s rights.

  7. BuzzCoastin | Dec 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm |

    > Zoophilia was legalized in Germany in 1969

    that’s nothing
    the Banksters have been able to F sheeple as frequently as they’d like
    since the repeal of Glass-Steagall

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