John on September 16, 2006 at 12:32 am
That’s the title of this article from the English language version of Norway’s 2nd largest newspaper. [HT: AoS HQ] The article is based on a report from a Danish newspaper called 24timer. It appears to have been an undercover investigation, not unlike the excellent one the NY Times recently did with regard to pedophiles online. As the story notes:
According to the 24timer report, Germans, Dutchmen, Swedes and Norwegians visit the Danish bordellos, and a web site devoted to bestiality claimed that many of Denmark’s animal sex clients stem from Norway.
The story also notes that, for the time being at least, there is little authorities can do:
Neither Denmark nor Norway has a prohibition on sex with animals, as long as the animals do not suffer…As long as basics like shelter, feed and care are in place, and injury or suffering to the animal can not be documented, there are no other ways to attack an animal bordello under existing Norwegian law.
A new Norwegian Animal Protection Act is underway and there have been proposals, from the Norwegian Animal Welfare Alliance among others, that sexual intercourse with animals must be forbidden.
“The acts provoke moral disgust. The question is whether immorality should be made illegal…”
That last quote is from The Norwegian Food Safety Authority’s section chief for animal welfare, Torunn KnÃ¦velsrud. Frankly, I just love seeing the old “you can’t legislate morality” line — a favorite of abortion rights supporters everywhere — being used to cavil about laws against sex with sheep, pigs and horses. Really, I think the argument has found its home at last. Planned Parenthood should be so proud.
You’d love to think this could only happen over there, wouldn’t you. Unfortunately, just over a week ago, I heard about this story on the radio. A man decided to visit a local farm while his wife was out of town. The worst part…the 69 year old involved lives in my town. Yuck.
I expect to see a lot more behavior like this in the future. We’re slowly redefining normal and once you start down that road there’s no stopping. We’re very close to redefining marriage to include gays. Once that’s done polygamy will surely follow. And at some point down the redef-road, somebody will demand the right to marry Wilbur or Mr. Ed. (Maybe Brad Pitt will hold off marrying Angelina until that happens too.) As the quote above suggests, when that day does arrive, secularists probably won’t be able to come up with a reason to say no.
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