Denmark outlaw bestiality: animal sex tourists see pet brothels closed
This bill amends a previous ban on intercourse that harms animals. This new ban covers all animal-human intercourse. It is now assumed that the animal is always suffering.
Farm Minister Dan Jorgensen explains: “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.”
Indeed, the Danish Ethical Council for Animals points at animal exploitation: “There are frequent Reports of the occurrence of sex organized animal shows, clubs and animal brothels in Denmark.”
The country has become a magnet for animal sex tourists in recent years and has even seen a surge in animal brothels – as bestiality is banned almost everywhere else in Europe.
When is an animal brothel not a farm? This site explains:
On the internet, several Danish animal owners openly advertise their services. The newspaper contacted several such individuals and was told that many of the animals have been engaged in this kind of activity for several years and that the animals crave the sexual stimulation. The newspaper found that the cost charged by the animal owners varied from DKK 500 to 1,000 (USD$85 to $170).
Not everyone pays. In 2011, Denmark’s Justice Ministry said 17% of vets suspected an animal in their care had had intercourse with a human.
So. Hard cheese on people who want to run away to join the Danish circus. But good news for tourism in Finland, Hungary and Romania, where zoophilia is still legal…