Germany has been in the throes of heady debate in recent months between those who validate that animals are capable of receiving and expressing sex acts with humans, zoophiles and that of animal rights activists who argue that animal’s rights need to be protected and enforced.
Nevertheless after much debate Germany’s upper house of Parliament tells the nytimes decided to criminalize the ‘ use of animal for personal sexual activities’ and to punish offenders with fines as much as $34 000. Interestingly the ban only carries a misdemeanor charge for offenders.
nytimes: Zoophiles argue that their relationships with their pets, or “partners” as they prefer, are entirely mutual. Michael Kiok, a director of the advocacy group Zoophilic Engagement for Tolerance and Enlightenment, who now finds himself the de facto face of zoophilia in Germany, says animals are perfectly capable of expressing whether or not they desire sex.
Are they? Does a dog’s barking infer it is heavy in the mood or simply just kinky turned on?
Then again is it really an issue that some in society are morally repulsed by such behavior that many throughout history have actively pursued?
But David Zimmermann, an animal caretaker who is also a director of the zoophilic group, said: “It’s a sexual aspect that is entirely foreign to most people. They just see a man and think, ‘What terrible things is he doing to that dog?’ ”
Mr. Zimmermann had a Great Dane with which he occasionally had sex, but it died four months ago, he said. Now he lives with his similarly zoophilic boyfriend and their Dalmatian.
Kids do you really believe the ‘Dalmation’ hasn’t seen its fair share of action? But then again as unnatural and unappealing as it may be to many who can really say that if a man and an animal participate in sex that it is necessarily puts the creature in harm’s way? Then again having sex with a miniature horse might qualify.
“For me she’s just a good friend that I care about very, very much — there’s no sex,” Mr. Zimmermann said after a recent screening here of a documentary-style film on zoophilia that depicted fictitious characters like a pornography star with sexual feelings for cats and a butcher who fell in love with a pig.
A pig that ended up as bacon on your morning breakfast plate….
And then there was this comment via the dailybeast that got me thinking too:
I find the fact that they had to debate this bill extensively before passing it rather bizarre. Seems like a no brainer to me.
above image found here