Government wants to explicitly prohibit the practice of sex with animals

Posted on November 26, 2012


The German government said today that he wants to legally prohibit more explicitly sexual practices with animals as part of the planned reform of the law to protect them.

The spokesman of the Ministry of Agriculture German Philipp zu Erbach-Fürstenau confirmed and the article about it published by the newspaper “Tageszeitung”, but pointed out that the amendment does not change the current situation, which already includes certain nuances criminalize sex with animals , but in the legal process.

According to the newspaper, forcing an animal to sexual practices “contrary to its kind” could be penalized with a fine of up to 25,000 euros.

Meanwhile, animal welfare expert Michael Goldmann said that “with the explicit prohibition facilitates the penalty rises and protection of animals.”

“It may be possible for someone to inflict pain and suffering to an animal can lead to behavioral problems without being sued,” said Goldmann, president in addition to the land commission of the Bundestag (lower house of the German parliament) on Wednesday should decide on reform.

Currently, sex with animals is cause for punishment if it causes substantial injury to the animal, so the standard is not contained in the penal code, but in the animal protection law, said the newspaper.

The bill now focuses on significant injuries to the animal, but to force him to act contrary to their species.

“Therefore, we prohibit from the perspective of animal rights an animal is used by an individual for sexual activity and be made available to third parties for this purpose and is thus forced to degenerate behavior,” said the president of the land commission.


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