Denmark is finally going to work on enacting a law that will ban bestiality or sex with animals in the country.
The morbid truth about Denmark’s rising bestiality tourism stemmed from the fact that animal sex tourism has been banned almost everywhere else in Europe, including Germany and Norway. And the monicker, according to Dan Jørgensen, Denmark’s food and agriculture minister, is tarnishing Denmark’s reputation.
But more than national pride, Jørgensen said the animal sex tourism should be banned because it is an outright attack against the animals. “Under all circumstances, any doubts about it should go to the animals’ benefit. They naturally cannot say no to going along with it. Therefore it should be banned,”
To strike his point was the results of a Gallup survey which revealed 76 per cent of the Danish population agreed with the ban. However, sex between humans and animals in Denmark, although not common practice, is not forbidden by law either, Jørgensen said. That’s why 24 per cent said they do not support banning sex with animals.
The Danish new law is expected to be implemented in early 2015.
Ever since 1290 under the reign of Edward I, bestiality has been deemed illegal and has therefore been banned in England. However, many of its European neighbours, including France, Germany, Belgium and Holland continued on with the morbid fascination, until in the last 10 years when they finally outlawed the practice.
For 2014, it was Sweden that was the latest country to ban zoophilia, another term describing sex with animals.
In 2012, when Germany moved to pass the same law, Chancellor Angela Merkel said animals should not be used “for personal sexual activities or made available to third parties for sexual activities… thereby forcing them to behave in ways that are inappropriate to their species.”
The U.S. has yet to push for a federal law that will ban bestiality and sodomy across the entire nation. What is has is a law that illegalises the filming and photographing of human sex with animals.