Denmark Bans Bestiality To Stop Sex Tourism!

Denmark has become the last Northern European country to ban sex with animals, and they hope it will stop the number of sex tourists travelling to Denmark looking for sex with animals. It might seem like it is about time, but this law has had a hard time getting through.
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Here on the Escort Norway forum, we take a look at the bill that has been passed, the opposition it faced, and just what it means for the future of Denmark.

Months in the making

The bill to outlaw animal sex has been a long time coming. It was first introduced back in October, when Dan Jørgensen, the Food and Agriculture Minister, decided that something needed to be done about the bestiality issue.

He felt that the fact that bestiality was not illegal, unless you could prove the animal suffered as a result, had a negative impact on the country and how it was viewed by others. I can see why he might think that, especially since Denmark was the last Northern European country to make it against the law.

There are now just three countries within the EU that still allow bestiality, as it is still legal. Finland, Hungary, and Romania are the only three left.

The fact that it has taken since October to finally come into effect might seem to be a long time, but in terms of the turnaround on this bill, it is pretty impressive.

A better Denmark

For Jørgensen, it is important to show that Denmark isn’t a country full of animal lovers, and not in the way that most people mean that phrase.

“It’s important that Denmark is not viewed as a country where sexual relations with animals are allowed,” he said back in February when the proposal finally began to make its way through parliament.

Denmark’s stance on bestiality has led to some interesting claims. It is believed that people will travel from around Europe to visit the country in the hopes of taking part in some animal sex tourism.

Yeah, we’re not entirely sure why you’d do that either, but various magazines and newspaper have been investigating this.

Animal sex tourism

Vice magazine decided to create a documentary back in August last year to investigate the claims that there was “an underground animal sex tourism industry in Denmark”. It could indeed be this documentary that made the country change its mind, but there have been many before it.

The magazine took to the website “Beast Forum”, which is a haven for anyone with other interests in animals that include heavy petting. The website had a very active board for Denmark, where many people were “asking to borrow male dogs for sex”. Looks like you’d best keep Fido locked up!

Before that, the newspaper 24timer sent two journalists to investigate an animal brothel in Denmark. The journalists successfully gained access by claiming to be interested in animal sex.

While there, they filmed what was going on using hidden cameras, and you can see them being offered a horse for their own sexual pleasure.

The worrying truth

It seems that there is some truth behind these claims. Ice News managed to talk to the owner of a local animal bordello in Denmark, and found out that a lot of the customers he has coming to see him come from other countries.

“But the clients tell us that it is much simpler to buy animal sex in Denmark than in their own country,” the owner confessed, going on to explain that Holland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden were popular countries of origin.

In fact, the Danish Animal Ethics Council released a report that claimed “there are frequent reports of the occurrence of organised animal sex shows, clubs and animal brothels in Denmark.” These claims were not confirmed, but we think it is safe to say that they were very much true.

There was also a report by the Justice Ministry in 2011 that surveyed veterinarians, and a huge 17% of them said that they had treated an animal they suspected had been used for sex by a human.

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A necessary law

Given all of this information, it is clear that this law is absolutely necessary in Denmark. However, some didn’t agree. The Danish Animal Ethics Council argued against it, believing that the current law in place was enough.

The law prior to it was that bestiality was allowed, unless you could prove that the animal suffered as a result of it.

Obviously, many disagreed, as trying to prove that an animal has suffered from having sex with a human is a challenge. Jørgensen disagreed and pointed out that animals cannot consent, and so it was time implement a full ban against sex with animals.

“I have decided that we should ban sex with animals. That is happening for numerous reasons. The most important is that in the vast majority of bases it is an attack against animals. And under all circumstances, any doubts about it should go to the animals’ benefit. They naturally cannot say no to going along with it. Therefore, it should be banned.” Well said, Mr. Jørgensen!

Still faces opposition

Despite the fact that the law has come into effect and anyone found guilty of bestiality could face up to a year in prison (or two if it is a repeat offence), it still faces opposition. In fact, when the parties were placing their votes in support or argument against it, one quite vocally said that “it was at best a waste of time and at worst the state imposing a moral code”.

Clearly, they believe that we should allow laws that mean sex without consent is totally okay. It isn’t. If they can’t consent, you shouldn’t be doing it. Thankfully, Mr. Jørgensen was able to convince the people that this law was needed, and so it has come into effect.

What do you think about all of this? Is it a lot of hot air and speculation about what is going on, or do laws like this need to be spread around the world? Look at what the story we wrote about the army drones that caught men having sex with animals! Clearly, this is more widespread that we first thought.

You can let us know exactly what you think about this story by visiting the Escort Norway forum, or simply by leaving a comment in the box below for us to see. Do you support the law, and do you feel it should be more widespread than it is?

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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