A controversial ruling on bestiality by the Canada Supreme Court has shocked many, and outraged animal rights activists.
According to the Canadian Supreme Court, who ruled 7 to 1 on the issue, sexual contact with animals is ok “as long as there is no penetration involved.”
The case involved a British Columbia man, identified only as “DLW”, who was convicted of 13 counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughters. He was also convicted of 1 count of bestiality, and took his case to the supreme court to get that charge nullified.
The man reportedly, smeared peanut butter on the genitals of his victims and had the family dog lick it off while he videotaped the act. Court documents also disclosed that the man attempted to have the dog perform intercourse on one of his stepdaughters, but that failed. DLW is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence.
[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The Daily Mail recently reported that “animal brothels” are rising in Germany, with many people claiming sex with animals is “just another lifestyle choice.” [/pullquote]
“As of today, Canadian law gives animal abusers license to use animals for their own sexual gratification,” executive director of Animal Justice Camille Labchuk said. “This is completely unacceptable, contrary to societal expectations, and cannot be allowed to continue.”
“People who sexually abuse animals are sometimes linked to sexually abusing children as well, as the accused did in this case,” Labchuk added. “That’s a really good reason parliament needs to act.”
Canada also made international news recently when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a new bill intending to establish a two-year prison term for anyone guilty of transgender discrimination. Trudeau said the bill would expand existing “hate speech” prohibitions to include any public speech or communication that “promotes hatred” on the basis of “gender identity” or “gender expression.”
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