Which one of these American politicians considers this a high priority?

Germany’s upper house of Parliament, the Bundesrat, voted Friday to criminalize for the first time “using an animal for personal sexual activities” and to punish offenders with fines of as much as $34,000. It was the final legislative hurdle for a bill the lower house passed in December.

The vote follows months of debate that pitted zoophiles against animal rights and protection advocates. Sexual mores seemed not to play a paramount role.

The ban, which carries only a misdemeanor charge, is an amendment to the country’s animal protection law, multifaceted legislation that, among other things, regulates animal testing and the sale of animals and prohibits animal abuse, including “using an animal for personal sexual activities or making them available to third parties for sexual activities and thereby forcing them to behave in ways that are inappropriate to their species.”

Zoophiles argue that their relationships with their pets, or “partners” as they prefer, are entirely mutual. Michael Kiok, a director of the advocacy group Zoophilic Engagement for Tolerance and Enlightenment, who now finds himself the de facto face of zoophilia in Germany, says animals are perfectly capable of expressing whether or not they desire sex.

Animal-rights groups have criticized men like Mr. Kiok, saying they put defenseless creatures in harm’s way.

The assorted and sundry tweaks of human sexuality never cease to amaze. Of course, outside of Texas sheepherders, I can’t imagine the question coming up in American politics. It’s that sophistication thingie, again.

Thanks, Honeyman

  1. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Got to be Santorum. Its right there in his name!

  2. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    But to the issue: seems like a slippery slope to personhood and other such silliness.

    “Sexual mores seemed not to play a paramount role.” //// Whereas in truth, the subject is nothing but.

    What then is artificial insemination but rape?

    Does sex with a dead animal address any of the advocates concerns being that its not about human pan sexuality?

    Yes, the slippery slope when we co-habit at all with a food source. You can train your dog to get the newspaper from the sidewalk, or a beer from the fridge, but keep the peanut butter off your dick. Wouldn’t be prudent.

  3. Mextli says:

    Barack Obama said Wednesday he supported zoophilia, reversing his position on a controversial social issue and adopting a stance fraught with uncertain political implications.

    Mr. Obama had been under intense pressure this week to lay out a clear stance on zoophilia after Vice President Joe Biden and other top advisers endorsed it.

  4. McCullough says:

    I was just hoping they would finally outlaw “constituentphelia.” (forced anal rape of your constituents).

    Other than that, I have no problem with politicians fucking themselves.

  5. Gildersleeve says:

    Sounds like the Germans are handling this intelligently, although the fact that it has to be addressed at all is too bad. In the “old days” it would have been addressed simply enough with a simple word – perversion. You don’t tug on Supermans cape, you don’t spit into the wind……. Does EVERYTHING have to be spelled out into law?

  6. sargasso_c says:

    It immediately kills the German sex tourism trade.

  7. soundwash says:


    -i think i can hear several thousand sheep that are backed up against a cliff in Greece cheering…


    • soundwash says:

      actually.. this may be a precursor vehicle if you will, of nailing/outing all the psychopathic and/or corrupt people in control of various power structures around the planet.

      -if they wont step down or perhaps, “mend their ways” -many can always have this little nugget hung over their heads to “encourage” them to remove themselves from power..

      i’d bet real money that it would really suck to have bestiality as a bullet point on your (public) resume.

      if you’ve done your homework, you know about the long standing pedobear networks that service high profile government/church/celebrity and elite types for many decades, if not centuries…

      the bestiality networks often crisscross the pedobear networks. -and (for now) it is much easier to track animals than humans..

      could make for some pretty funny headlines if this catches on in other countries.. (plus, we get psychopaths removed from power as a bonus) woot..


  8. deowll says:

    I doubt if any of them considered it to be a priority. The media on the other hand liked to ask all of them stupid gotcha questions in order to promote their Lord and Savior, the anointed one himself, BO.

    Since none of them seem to be running for anything at the moment I can only guess at the reason this was posted.

  9. Somebody says:

    And besides, they need the money.

  10. Yawn says:

    Ya. Go ahead and kill them for food. Just don’t poke them in their private parts or nothin. (It’s not like a few Shprokets weirdo’s [remember SNL?] aren’t already hip to the veal and oil thing.)

    Seems reasonable for a former fascist state to now try and legislate MORALITY. It’s not like Germany doesn’t have other problems they need to deal with. But it’s good to know they’re right on top of that bestiality thing. I wasn’t aware that it was such a problem for them.

    I also didn’t know Texas had this problem either – seems more like a California thing. I mean, consider these two words: Nancy Pelosi!

    But I do have one question. Does this mean anyone in Germany can no longer use a sheep intestine as a condom any more (which some people may be doing and not even know)?

    Also, are you sure Congress isn’t moonlighting?!

  11. dave m brewer says:

    We, on the other hand, need to start sending our pets to the front-lines. It’s a shame they have to sit out the war in the back-lines like our lady folks. They deserve better…

  12. ECA says:

    oh!!! GO PLUCK A DUCK…

  13. god says:

    Do robot libertarians dream of electric sheep?

  14. Peppeddu says:

    It’s not a bad idea but it doesn’t address the whole issue of animal abuse.

    Any kind of animal abuse/violence should be misdemeanor or better yet a crime altogether.

  15. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    Hey Ricky, could you lean over and nudge Paul and wake him up.

  16. monkeyaround says:

    Finally! News we can use……

    In bazarro world.

    But on a lighter note….


  17. MikeN says:

    Then Sen Santorum was criticized for comparing homosexuality to bestiality, incest, and pedophilia in his critique of a Supreme Court case throwing out sodomy laws, but this blog post shows how correct he was.

  18. SteveD13 says:

    AL, FL, KY, MA, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, TX, VT, WV, and WY have no direct prohibitions on the sexual assault of an animal.

    CT, DC (not a state), IA, MA, NH, NY, and VT have legalized gay marriage.

  19. The0ne says:

    Inter-species relationships. We have gays, we have lesbians, we have black and white, we have Japanese men with dolls and the more general stupid with stupid. I see no reason why inter-species can’t work. For one thing their future dies with them and that’s always a good thing.

  20. Glenn E. says:

    So it is (or once was) ok to treat human beings as little more than animals (as in Nazi death camps). But Germany, now, makes the distinction that sex with an “animal”, isn’t Ok. When it’s a non-human animal. My… how Germany has progressed, over the decades.

  21. Glenn E. says:

    Of course, you realize that all of this will just get tossed out, once they figure out DNA to the point of bio-engineering the perfect non-human sexual partner. Something that doesn’t get Aids, pregnant, or demand alimony. But must be classified as an animal, so that “human rights” doesn’t mess up a good thing. Naturally, only the very rich will be able to afford such “pets” at first. So this law won’t apply to them, at its earliest violation.


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