Sweden Mulls Ban on Sex With Animals

Bestiality law would forbid nookie with horses, cows
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2011 6:44 PM CST
A cow awaits milking in a pasture.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Any Swedes with a thing for barnyard animals had better start thinking twice about it. Swedish lawmakers are talking about criminalizing bestiality again due to societal changes that make animal hookups easier. ”Today it is very easy, on the Internet and other places, to encounter animals for sexual intercourse and there are also many more reports of this happening,” says Eva Eriksson, a county governor. Bestiality was, oddly enough, decriminalized there in 1944, The Local reports.

Eriksson stresses that the law—which she's been working on for 2 years—does not pertain to animal mutilation, which is already illegal. And it wouldn't stop farmers from sexually stimulating animals for breeding purposes. ”This is about people who enter stables and perform sexual actions on horses or cows, which is not natural behavior for the animal and isn't ethically justifiable,” Eriksson says.

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