So now oppressed zoophiliacs will have to vacation to Hungary, Finland, or Romania for their bestiality fix.
Five Danish legislators abstained. I can’t imagine what they were thinking.
Here’s the story at Mashable: “Denmark passes law banning bestiality.”
Debate over the law centered on whether or not existing laws went far enough to protect animals.
Members of libertarian party Liberal Alliance and Denmark’s Ethical Council for Animals, an independent advisory council, among other groups, voiced opposition to the law.
“Best case, this is a superficial law. Worst case, it is political populism and moralism,” Liberal Alliance’s Joachim Olsen said earlier this year.
The existing law already makes harm against animals illegal, so Bengt Holst, head of the Ethical Council for Animals, said last fall that an amendment was unnecessary.
An outright ban, however, puts Denmark in line with several European neighbors, including Germany, Sweden and Norway.
For Germany, at least, this is recent company. In 2012, bestiality was still legal in Germany. It was legalized back in 1969 at the same time that homosexuality was legalized. Mashable doesn’t mention it in this story, but they reported earlier that some legislators were worried that Denmark had become a center of Bestiality tourism. In all likelihood, Germans who had to give up their zoo brothels were making trips to Denmark.
You will notice that the entire discussion of criminalizing bestiality hinges exclusively on the humane treatment of animals. Nothing is said about what happens to people socially who begin banging animals. What kind of people do they become? Does society have no interest in preventing children from being seduced into using animals in this way?
I think the chances are slim that people who become trained to get erotically fixated with animals will have no other problems.
But this is not really the reason I’m opposed to bestiality. I’m opposed to it because God says in the Bible that it is an abomination. A lot of people claiming to be “New Testament Christians,” if they were consistent, would have to be silent about bestiality, because the New Testament does not contain a prohibition against it. But the Bible is supposed to be one book. The New Testament presupposes the sexual ethics found in the Old Testament.
In Israel, having sex with an animal was a capital offense, at least potentially (there’s some debate over which death penalties were mandatory and which were maximums for a crime).
According to the Bible, when God created the first man, Adam, he taught him that none of the animals were suitable for him. Only when God made woman, out of man, did Adam find the partner he was meant for and who was meant for him. This story simultaneously condemns bestiality and homosexuality.
I’m curious, besides those doing it for pay in porn performances, how many people who engage in bestiality are women. My sense of it is that virtually none of the zoophiles are women. So what we have here, if I am right, is a cult of men who have taught themselves to despise women and replace them with animals.
You would think that feminists might notice this.