Denmark Bans Animal Brothels

By Gary Cutlack on at

A quite bizarre new law has been passed in Denmark, with authorities forced to introduce a clear and obvious ban on humans having sex with animals -- as part of a crackdown on international animal sex tourism.

The law change is in itself quite horrible. It strengthens an existing rule that suggested sex with animals was only considered bad under Danish law if it caused the animal obvious harm in the process -- quite a tough thing to prove when animals can't complain about things getting a bit rough last night the following morning.

Danish Farms Minister Dan Jorgensen explained: "The current legislation does not protect the animals enough. 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."

This benefit of the doubt rule change will hopefully go towards fully outlawing bestiality in the country for good, which is pleasing animal rights campaigners who believed the old law was opening the country's gates to the grim possibility of animal sex tourists entering the country for quite possibly the worst holiday imaginable. [Reuters]

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