Sheep shagging and other assorted bestiality is legal in Denmark, a country that has recently been marred by controversy over its ban on Halal and Kosher meat slaughter, which is considered “inhumane” by opponents. Minister of agricultureÂ Dan JĂ¸rgensen told Denmarkâ€™s TV2 that â€śanimal rights come before religionâ€ť.
Interestingly, animal brothels are openly doing business in Denmark Â where there is a thriving bestiality scene, clients come from such places as Norway, Sweden, HollandÂ and Germany. (h/t: Cliff)
This is remarkable, I thought these nations were supposed to be all about “choice?” What choice does an animal have in getting banged by a human?
Laws in both Denmark and Norway are fairly open when it comes to a personâ€™s legal right to engage in sexual activity with an animal. The law states that doing so is perfectly legal, so long as the animal involved does not suffer. According to the Danish newspaper 24timer, this interesting gap in the law has led to a flourishing business in which people pay in order to have sex with animals.
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).
Since Danish laws are so similar to Norwegian laws, the animal bordello phenomenon has led many to question if such a practice could be legal in Norway as well.
Torunn Knaevelsrud is the section chief for animal welfare for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. â€śIt is difficult to say yes or no,â€ť he replied to a question about the legality of animal bordellos in Norway.
â€śIt could be that the animals donâ€™t really care,â€ť Knaevelsrud said. â€śBut I think it is in the nature of the case that animals will often be victims of injury, stress or suffering in connection with sexual acts with humans. Either that they are held fast, or frightened, or suffer pain or physical injury,â€ť Knaevelsrud said.
Norway is currently reviewing its Animal Protection Act and several groups, including the Norwegian Animal Welfare Alliance, have proposed making amendments which forbid sexual intercourse with animals.
â€śThe acts provoke moral disgust. The question is whether immorality should be made illegal. The FSA group discussing the new animal protection act has been in disagreement about this,â€ť Knaevelsrud said.
One of the owners of an animal bordello in Denmark said that many of his clients come from abroad and travel some distance for his services. â€śBut the clients tell us that it is much simpler to buy animal sex in Denmark than in their own country,â€ť the owner said, explaining that many of his clients come from Norway, Sweden, Holland and Germany.
I think Dave Chappelle got it right, once you go for animal sex you’re out of the human sex game.: