Ask Denmark to Ban Animal Brothels

In Denmark, shockingly, it's legal for humans to have sex with animals. At so-called "animal bordellos" in the country, customers can pay to have sex with tied-up animals, including dogs and horses. Adverts offering the sexual "services" of dogs also appear on Internet noticeboards.

As a result, Denmark has become a sex tourism destination where animals are being subjected to horrific, repeated sexual abuse.

Most people don't need an explanation as to why sex with animals is wrong. It's obvious that an animal is unable to give consent to sex – in other words, it's rape. It can often leave the victim with severe physical and psychological damage.

As Norwegian politician Torunn Knaevelsrud explains:

"[A]nimals will often be victims of injury, stress or suffering in connection with sexual acts with humans. Either that they are held fast, or frightened, or suffer physical pain or injury".

In addition, people who sexually abuse animals can pose a threat to other humans, too. One study found that 96 per cent of offenders who had engaged in bestiality also admitted to sexual assaults on humans. It's deeply irresponsible for the law to sanction such dangerous and harmful behaviour.

In most countries, including the UK, it's illegal to have sex with another species or to view images that depict interspecies sex. It's time for Denmark to follow suit.

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark has told PETA that an explicit ban on sexual relations between humans and animals could be introduced into the new animal welfare act, which will be examined by the Danish parliament in February 2015.

Help increase the pressure to make sure the ban is passed! Please write to the Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and urge her to end cruel animal brothels.


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